Summer BBQ’s – Meat Pairings

Olly pairs the drinks for WEEKEND magazine’s sensational summer BBQ special. This week, meat feast pairings.

Lamb cutlets with Mango Salad

Olly’s wine pairing: La Quaintrelle Lesquerde 2021 (13%) £10, Morrisons

This rich red is superb with lamb thanks to its fine structure and mellow opulence. A blend of hearty Languedoc grapes including syrah and grenache, it’s irresistibly moreish.

The Ultimate Beef Burger with Caramelised Onions

Olly’s wine pairing: Sainsbury’s Taste The Difference Discovery Collection Fronton Red 2022 (13%) £9

This silky, perfumed red is fruity enough to handle the sauce and pickles, yet has all the heartiness to balance the burger too.

Chorizo Skewers with Padron Pepper

Olly’s wine pairing: Flor de Muga Rosé Rioja 2021 (14%) £24.99, or £19.99 in a Mix Six, Majestic

Fresh and silky, this splash-out treat delivers complexity with an informal summery style to wow your guests.

Sticky Pork Ribs with Coleslaw

Olly’s wine pairing: Marks & Spencer Found Alicante Bouschet 2021 (14%) £8

This Portuguese wine has a deep purple tint which is as striking as the juicy fruitiness of the drink, bang on for barbecue sauce and pork ribs.

This article was originally published in the Daily Mail’s WEEKEND magazine on Saturday 8th July 2023.

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

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