Hugh’s Christmas Feast

Rounds off a Roast

Olly’s wine pairing: Aldi Estevez Chilean Viognier 2021 (14%) £5.49

Texturally rich viognier like this has a beautiful apricot-peach-mandarin fruitiness, and this sensational bargain even has a flourish similar to gingery spice on the finish.

Perfect with Pud

Olly’s wine pairing: Definition Sauternes 2014 (13%, 37.5cl) £8.99 in a Mix Six, Majestic

A light glass of lemony sweet Sauternes is not as cloying as many sweet wines, so keep it in the fridge door ready for a small glass with Hugh’s prime pud.

Super with Squash

Olly’s wine pairing: Ribolla Gialla Visintini 2021 (14%) £15.95,

What a find! This organic Italian ribolla gialla is divinely fresh and lightly floral, a classy drop that has the feeling of a special-occasion bottle.

A Bubble with Bliss

Olly’s wine pairing: River Cottage Oxney Organic Sparkling Wine NV (11%) £28,

This dart-sharp fizz created in collaboration with River Cottage is a delight with Hugh’s Squeak And Bubble, and abounds in tiny, brisk bubbles.

Bag this Bargain

Olly’s wine pairing: Asda Extra Special Dão 2020 (13%) £6.50

This is terrific value for a complex Portuguese blend that combines savoury richness with long-lasting flavours. It tastes like a wine you would expect to cost a couple of quid more.

This article was originally published in the Daily Mail’s WEEKEND magazine in Saturday 10th December 2022.

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

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