Taste of Summer

In this weeks WEEKEND magazine, Olly pairs the summery drinks for simple but creative, punchy salads by Bake Off finalist Crystelle Pereira’s.

Grilled Peach, Goat's Cheese and Lentil Salad

Olly’s wine pairing: Extra Special Rueda 2022 (13%), £6, Asda

A lovely white wine that’s a terrific bargain. Possessing a wonderfully fruity purity, it’s as polished and bright as a star – and delicious to pour with this summer-scented salad.

Asian Slaw with Peanut Dressing

Olly’s wine pairing: Vista Castelli Trebbiano d’Abruzzo 2022 (11.5%) £4.25, Tesco

A steal of a white wine providing simple lemony refreshment, this Italian bargain is a sensational accompaniment to a crunchy slaw.

Charred Corn Salsa

Olly’s wine pairing: Cape Point Sauvignon Semillon Fairtrade 2022 (12.5%) £7, Co-op

Punchy and zesty with a whisper of smoke, this is good enough to rival far pricier Pouilly-Fumé.

Garlic Green Beans with Crispy Chickpeas

Olly’s wine pairing: Babylonstoren Mourvèdre Rosé 2023 (13%), £16.75, thenewtinsomerset.com

A splash-out treat packed with zingy summer red-fruit finesse, this is an elegant glass of gorgeous pale pinkness to serve with your garlic green beans

This article was originally published in the Daily Mail’s WEEKEND magazine in Saturday 3rd June 2023.

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

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