Simply scrummy Mary Berry!

In this week’s Weekend mag, Olly pairs the drinks for Mary Berry’s mouthwatering new book of easy family dishes.

Luscious with Lamb

Olly’s wine pairing: Olakala Xinomavro Limniona Red 2022 (13%) from £11.99,

Red cherries storming a black olive castle, this Greek gem has terrific vibrancy with a savoury core that’s spot on with lamb.

Thai Basil Beef Stir Fry

Olly’s wine pairing: Las Veletas Almaule Pais 2021 (12.5%) £17.99, or £14.99 in a Mix Six, Majestic

This silky Chilean red is pale yet so rich. Bold as a raspberry hooked up to a subwoofer, it’s just the job with the Thai Basil Beef Stir-Fry.

All-in-One Lemon Pepper Cod

Olly’s wine pairing: M&S Found Mtsvane 2022 (13.5%) £10

For an invigorating fish dish like All-In-One Lemon Pepper Cod, grab this electrifying Georgian wine with lemon blossom scent and bright, crunchy pear; it’s a magnificent find!

Pork Tacos with Avocado Salsa

Olly’s wine pairing: Tesco Finest Prosecco Valdobbiadene DOCG NV (11.5%) £9.50

For under a tenner this whistle-fresh prosecco delivers decent quality. Gently scented and soaring with freshness, it’s a lovely quencher with the Pork Tacos.

Grown-up Chocolate Birthday cake with cream liqueur

Olly’s wine pairing: Brew York Tonkoko Milk Stout (4.3%, 440ml) £3.25, Morrisons

Tasty as a liquid Bounty Bar with hand-toasted coconut and real cocoa nibs, this is blissfully indulgent with a slice of chocolate cake.

This article was originally published in the Daily Mail’s WEEKEND magazine on Saturday 30th September 2023.

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

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