Ultimate gourmet burgers

Olly’s new drinks column in the Daily Mail’s WEEKEND magazine kicked off last Saturday!

This week, Olly paired top bottles with gourmet burgers…..

Halloumi Brioche Burger with Watercress, Mint and Capers

Olly’s wine pairing:
G&L Moschofilero-Roditis Agiorgitiko 2021 (12.5%) £8.50, thewinesociety.com

I love a dose of rosé, and paired with a heavenly halloumi burger thes cented splendour of this pink from Greece takes me to paradise. Get your nose in the glass for an aroma as uplifting as lemon blossom.

Pork, herb and manchego sliders with saffron mayo

Olly’s wine pairing: Incanta Pinot Noir 2020 (12.5%) £6.49 in a mix six deal, Majestic

I reckon this is the best-value red wine in Britain. Silky and fruity, it’s light enough to serve chilled with your porky bun and as fragrant as a raspberry behind a perfume counter – perfect for sipping in summer. A real glimpse of Romania’s future as your one-stop shop for affordable vino.

Salmon burger with lime mayo and pickle on ciabatta

Olly’s wine pairing: Weinhaus Sauvignon Blanc Kalkstein 2020 (12.5%) £9.99, Waitrose 

For under a tenner, this German wine is a treat. Expect turbo-charged tropical zest with terrific verve to take on the spicy salmon as well as slicing through that chilli lime mayo. It’s as light and dazzling as a citrus lightning strike!

Beef burger, spicy tomato relish and sweet potato wedges

Olly’s wine pairing: Rheinbacher Premium Pilsner, 500ml (4.5%) £1.09, Aldi 

A top-quality lager with no shortage of bite and lashings of thirst-quenching freshness, this is an absolute steal. It’s hard to get your head round how this beer can be quite so brilliant for the price. It’s also a top-notch accompaniment to a juicy cheeseburger, so take my tip and buy a few more bottles than you might think of doing – this golden treat is as pleasurable as a poolside snooze.

Portobello mushroom 'no bun' burger with basil and pesto

Olly’s wine pairing: Co-op Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico 2021 (12.5%) £6 

This Italian white is as bright as a luminous peach and delivers incredible finesse for the price. It’s delicious with pesto and the little savoury kick also works superbly with mushrooms. It’s one of my favourite summer whites.

This article was originally published in the Daily Mail’s WEEKEND magazine in Saturday 16th July.

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

hot bottle

straight to your inbox

Sign up for Olly’s Hot Bottle newsletter for all his
latest news and exclusive wine recommendations