For this week’s Easter WEEKEND magazine, Olly pairs some sumptuous alcoholic and non-alcoholic Easter tipples for the UK’s Queen of the Bake, Mary Berry’s sweet and seductively spiced Easter creations for all the family.
Bunny Rabbit Cake
Olly’s wine pairing: Bottlegreen Elderflower Sparkling Pressé (0%) £3.25, Ocado
A fragrant refresher for all ages to enjoy, worth serving beautifully in tall glasses over some ice and garnished with a sprig of fresh mint
Fruity Meringue Nests
Olly’s wine pairing: Fever-Tree Refreshingly Light Raspberry & Rose Lemonade (0%) £2 (50cl), Tesco
I fell in love with this zero-booze bubbly as soon as I tasted it for its gently fragrant upbeat fruitiness. It’s gorgeous alongside summer fruit flavours.
Easter Simnel Cake
Olly’s wine pairing: Blandy’s 15 Year Old Bual Madeira (19%) £25.99 (50cl), Waitrose
Richly sweet and luxurious, this Bual from Madeira is a splash-out treat that pairs wonderfully well with an Easter Simnel cake. Serve chilled in small glasses – a little will go a very long way!
Iced Fairy Cakes
Olly’s wine pairing: Taste The Difference Prosecco Rosé (11%) £10, Sainsbury’s
Delight the grown-ups with this pink prosecco that delivers strawberry softness for a delicious pairing with sweet treats.
Hot Cross Buns
Olly’s wine pairing: Finest 10 Year Old Tawny Port (20%) £12.50, Tesco
A gold medal-winning wine that tastes of sultanas and spiced nuts! Stick it in the fridge and serve liberally with hot cross buns in white wine glasses. Lush.