Vegan Drinks!

In this week’s WEEKEND magazine, Olly pairs vegan-friendly drinks for delicious meat-free, vegan meals.

Butter 'Chicken' (well, actually tofu) curry

Olly’s wine pairing: Stellenrust Wild Ferment Chardonnay 2022 (13%) £12, M&S

With well-judged oak and refreshing complexity, this is a reminder of how scrumptious chardonnay can be – especially with a mild yet spicy curry.

One-pan brunch veg medley

Olly’s wine pairing: Whistler Wines ‘Dry As A Bone’ Barossa Valley Rosé 2022 (11.8%) £16,

I bought a case of this juicy and deliciously fruity Aussie rosé. As intense as a strawberry powered by sunbeams, it has enough welly for all the veggies in this marvellous medley.

'Chuna' Sandwich

Olly’s wine pairing: Mimo Moutinho Portuguese Avesso 2022 (12.5%) £6.99, Aldi

As vibrant as crunchy apples glistening with sea spray, this is stunning value for a hidden gem from verdant northern Portugal – a delightfully spritzy zinger to sip with your sandwich.

One-pot BBQ Mushroom Rice Bowl

Olly’s wine pairing: Small Beer Lager (350ml, 2.1%) £2.20, Waitrose

Clever brewing keeps the alcohol low without skimping on flavour. This is fabulous paired with a mushroom rice bowl and handy for moderating your booze intake too.

One-pan Cookie

Olly’s wine pairing: La Gioiosa Prosecco Rosé (11%) £10, reduced to £9 until Tuesday, Morrisons

A simple, summery, fruity fizz like this pink prosecco goes beautifully with a cookie – and is especially appealing when it’s on offer! Pop a bottle for a surefire crowd-pleaser at your next get-together.

This article was originally published in the Daily Mail’s WEEKEND magazine in Saturday 13th May 2023.

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

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