Pull up a chair, pour yourself a glass of wine and join us for an evening of ‘Festive Feasting’. The Sunday Times wine columnist Will Lyons took a festive food and wine journey with Michelin starred chef Angela Hartnett, known for her sophisticated yet simple, Italy-inspired cooking.
Choosing which wine to serve over the festive period can often be overwhelming, so we asked two of the best in the business to share their tips on food and wine pairing, ideas for social gatherings, and how to get the most pleasure out of sharing food and wine with friends and family.
Born in Britain, Angela’s passion for good, honest food and the best ingredients was instilled in her by her Italian grandmother and mother. She discussed what she would be preparing to eat and drink in her household this year along with sharing ideas of Italian Christmas traditions to try.
Angela Hartnett: Awarded an MBE in 2007 for services to the hospitality industry having worked alongside Gordon Ramsay. The following year she opened her own restaurant, Murano in Mayfair, where she is Chef Proprietor and holds a Michelin star. Serving modern, seasonal food with an Italian accent, Murano is one of the few restaurants to hold 4 AA rosettes. In 2012 Angela opened Hartnett Holder & Co in partnership with Robin Hutson, and with Chef Luke Holder. Now with three Cafe Murano restaurants in London.
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Will Lyons Wine Recommendations
2021 Sparkling Pinot Noir, Bird in Hand, Adelaide Hills, Australia Waitrose
Les Pionniers Champagne, France Coop
2018 Harrow & Hope Brut Rosé, England The Sunday Times Wine Club
2019 Roche Lacour Crémant de Limoux, France The Sunday Times Wine Club
Ayala ‘Brut Majeur’ Extra Age Champagne, France, Majestic
2020 Specially Selected Greco di Tufo, Italy Aldi
2021 Tim Adams Clare Valley Riesling, Australia Tesco
2019 Tesco Finest Falanghina Del Sannio, Italy Tesco
2020 Julien Bouchard Bourgogne Chardonnay, France The Sunday Times Wine Club
2019 Berry Bros. & Rudd Chablis, Domaine du Colombier, Chablis, Berry Bros. & Rudd
2019 Cape Blend, Kanonkop Kadette, Stellenbosch, South Africa Tesco
2019 Shiraz, Wynns Coonawarra Estate, Australia Majestic
2016 Médoc, Clarendelle Inspired by Haut-Brion, Bordeaux The Sunday Times Wine Club
2017 Morgon, Côte du Py, Jean Foillard, (Magnum) France Berry Bros. & Rudd
2019 Seifried Estate Sweet Agnes Riesling, New Zealand The Sunday Times Wine Club
Ulysse Sauternes, Bordeaux France The Wine Society
Morrisons The Best Sauternes, Bordeaux, France Morrisons
Our goal is to help to keep subscribers to The Times and The Sunday Times informed and entertained during this period and beyond through our series of live-streamed events.