Roasts with the most!

In this week’s WEEKEND magazine, Olly pairs the drinks for the new River Cottage cookbook which has scrummy recipes for all things roast; from Sunday joints to hotpots, traybakes and roast fish.

Raid-the-fridge frittata

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

Bubbly is an uplifting treat with frittata, and Spanish cava is ideal, with its robust savoury twist and zippy citrus definition.

Whole Roast Flat Fish with Green Beans and Tomatoes

Olly’s wine pairing: Domaine de Saint Ferreol Viognier 2022 (13.5%) From £14.99, Majestic

Turbot and viognier is a classic pairing, and this has the creamy richness and apricot buzz to really tantalise your tastebuds.

Roast Beetroot, Blackcurrants, Feta and Chilli

Olly’s wine pairing: Expressions Carménère 2022 (13.5%) £10, M&S

Cracked black pepper and ripe black fruit add up to a sensationally sleek creation that’s superb as an accompaniment to roast beetroot.

Pot-Roast Brisket with Beer, Orange and Star Anise

Olly’s wine pairing: Timothy Taylor’s Landlord Dark Ale (4.1%, 500ml) £2.30, or £5.70 for 3, Ocado

Produced by legendary Yorkshire brewery Timothy Taylor’s, this deep, dark concoction has a mellow magic when served cool with a warming brisket pot roast.

Roast Veg 'HotPot'

Olly’s wine pairing: Zacharias Assyrtiko 2022 (14%) £12.49, Waitrose

Pour this rich, Greek white to bring out the best in your veg hotpot. Its steely lemony grip and dynamic mineral purity provide maximum refreshment. It’s intense!

This article was originally published in the Daily Mail’s WEEKEND magazine on Saturday 28th October 2023.

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

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