Summer BBQ’s – Veg & Fish Pairings

Olly pairs the drinks for WEEKEND magazine’s sensational summer BBQ special. This week, meat free veggie and fish dishes.

Prawn Skewers with Herb Sauce and Couscous

Olly’s wine pairing: Taste the Difference Verdicchio Classic 2021 (13%) £7, Sainsbury’s

Bargain alert! This citrus-tinged Italian white is a steal for its mineral depth and aromatic subtleties – and it’s spot on with your prawn skewers.

Barbecued Fish with Korean Chilli Glaze

Olly’s wine pairing: Chosen By Majestic, Greek White 2022 (13%) £8.99 Mix Six

A magnificent wine that’s possibly my favourite of the summer, this has a lemony scent and star-like brightness. A blend led by Greek grape malagousia, it’s stunning with fish such as bream. You must try it!

Mexican-Style Bean Burger with Guacamole

Olly’s wine pairing: Lost And Grounded Helles Lager Beer (440ml, 4.4%) £2.80, Waitrose

British lager at its best, this is laden with flavour yet light on its feet, with lashings of thirst-quenching refreshment. Its unfiltered excellence makes it a perfect match for the savoury splendour of this Mexican bean burger.

Vegetable Platter with Yoghurt and Garlic Dressing

Olly’s wine pairing: Finest Tingleup Riesling 2022 (12.5%) £10, Tesco

Served chilled, this has all the bracing citrus splendour of a tangerine plucked from a glacier. A gem of an Aussie white, it’s stunning with your veggie platter.

This article was originally published in the Daily Mail’s WEEKEND magazine on Saturday 15th July 2023.

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

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