In last Saturday’s WEEKEND magazine, Olly paired the drinks for time and money saving ready meals to make at home from the new Batch Lady cookbook.
Best with Burgers - Smoky Chicken Burgers
Olly’s beer pairing: Northern Monk Alcohol Free Holy Faith Hazy Pale Ale (0.5%) £1.80, Morrisons
With mango and citrus splendour and pink grapefruit bite, this low-alcohol beer goes beautifully with burgers.
Terrific with Thai - Slow-cooked Thai Beef Curry
Olly’s wine pairing: Morrisons The Best Chilean Carmenere 2021 (13.5%) £8.25
A red turned up to maximum volume, this Chilean champ splices blackcurrant with peppercorn – delicious with the aromatic spices in the Thai beef curry.
Fab with Fruit - Wonky fruit tarts
Olly’s wine pairing: Sainsbury’s Asti (7%) £5.75
Stick this sweet fizz in the fridge and serve it as the wine equivalent of a dusting of elderflower sherbet. At just 7% alcohol, it’s light, frothy, sweet and lovely. There’s also no better match for the Wonky Fruit Tarts.
Lush with Lentils - Low-cost Lentil Soup
Olly’s wine pairing: Aldi Specially Selected Pinot Noir (13.5%) £5.79
Packed with crunchy red fruit, this silky, lighter red from Chile features a subtle fragrance that offsets the earthy lentils in this soup with aplomb.