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.
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!