Taste of Spain

In this week’s WEEKEND magazine, Olly pairs the drinks for authentic recipes from James Martin’s Spanish Adventure book.

Calamari with salsa and aioli

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

I adore the contrasting textures of Spanish bubbly with Calamari, a terrific way to kick off a feast with a fiesta of refreshment!

Asturias Steak and Cheese Sandwich

Olly’s wine pairing: Aldi Specially Selected Ribera del Duero 2020 (14.5%) £8.49

This velvet red is laden with mellow spice and fragrant depth – irresistible quality with the Asturias Steak And Cheese Sandwich.

Roscos Fritos - Doughnuts with Strawberries

Olly’s wine pairing: Floralis Moscatel Oro NV (15%, 50cl) £10.99, Waitrose

Pour this syrupy orange dessert wine straight from the fridge to sip with the Doughnuts, it’s as scented as blossom and feels like pure fruity luxury.

Tapes Three Ways

Olly’s wine pairing: Tesco La Gitana Manzanilla (15%, 500ml) £9.75

This is savoury, bone dry and crisp as an ocean breeze – serve a glass ice-cold with James’s Tapas 3 Ways for a real taste of Spanish style.

Teardrop Pea & Veg Salad with Lamp Chops and Potatoes

Olly’s wine pairing: M&S Paco Real Rioja Rosado 2022 (13.5%) £9

This robust rosé is seriously moreish for James’s Lamb Chops and silky enough for the salad too. A delicious drop that’s a reminder of summertime.

This article was originally published in the Daily Mail’s WEEKEND magazine on Saturday 14th October 2023.

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

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