Five star!

This week Olly’s pairs four fabulous tipples with four fuss-free dishes that can all be made with just five ingredients…

Roasted Red Pepper Tortilla with Rocket

Olly’s wine pairing: Morrisons The Best Marques de los Rios Cava Brut (12%) £9

Fizz is always a go-to pairing with eggs, and it makes sense to pick a sparkler from Spain here. The bubbles contrast with the fluffy density of the tortilla, but the flavours are equal in intensity thanks to some careful ageing and evolution of the wine. There’s more than enough pizzazz on display to spruce up a simple brunch, lunch or dinner.

Chicken, bacon and potato tray bake

Olly’s wine pairing: M&S Coteaux Varois En Provence 2021 (12.5%) £10

A Provençal rosé is a slam-dunk choice with the Mediterranean flavours in this dish. Balanced between summer fruits and a bright, minerally sheen, this ramps up the rosemary yet has enough texture and flavour to work with the chicken and bacon.

Prawn, lemon and chilli spaghetti

Olly’s wine pairing: Tesco Finest Monteforte Pinot Grigio 2021 (12.5%) £8

This easy-breezy wine is as lovely as a cool stroll through summery lemon blossom. The citrus refreshment is spot-on with the prawns and there’s enough fruit to both balance the garlic and soothe that chilli.

It’s a joy to find an Italian white this good for less than ten quid. Hats off, Tesco!

Lemon curd and blueberry trifle

Olly’s wine pairing: Cointreau (40%) £16, Sainsbury’s

Serve this orange liqueur cold in small shots or over ice in tumblers. Clean, clear and totally natural, it gives the senses a delightful boost with every sip.

This article was originally published in the Daily Mail’s WEEKEND magazine in Saturday 6th August.

Read the full column and get the full lip smacking recipes HERE.

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