Olly’s wines that go with Easter eggs

Sweet and fortified wines offer some of the greatest wine bargains, but their high quality remains overlooked. Sure, you could reach fora pink Prosecco to sip with your Easter eggs, but it’s not sweet enough to carry the day. Less fashionable options like cream sherry, Asti and Ruby Port are far more pleasing. These are packed with such richness that a little goes a very long way. Small glasses, big impact, great fun!

Extra Special Asti Sparkling Wine (7%), Asda, £7Sweet and invigorating as a cascade of elderflower sherbet. Terrific value to match with white chocs.

Pale Cream Sherry (17.5%), £7.50, Morrisons. Packed with tangy sultana flavours, serve this chilled with salted caramels.

Malamado Fortified Malbec NV (18.5%), £9, Tesco. Fun and fruity, this sweet Argentinian invention is ace with bitter dark chocolate.

Taste the Difference Special Reserve Port (20%), £10, Sainsbury’s. A sleek and spicy gem that’s wonderfully bold paired with berry-flavoured chocolates.

This article was originally published in YOU Magazine, Mail on Sunday, 17th April 2022 – Prices, stockists and vintages correct at time of publication.

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