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The Bar at St George’s, Hanover Square

The Bar at St George’s, Hanover Square

Pre-order your drinks for Esther from The Bar at St George’s, Hanover Square

 

To pre-order your drinks for Solomon’s Knot on Thursday 4th April, please email bar@londonhandelfestival.org.uk with your order request and it will be available to collect and pay for upon arrival at St George’s, Hanover Square.


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Prosecco Borgoluce, Veneto, Italy – Dry & crisp, with wild flowers, yellow apple and pears

Handel was a master of writing complex contrapuntal music full of balanced harmonies and effervescent melodies, reminiscent of a good sparkling wine. One such work is HWV351: Music for the Royal Fireworks, composed in 1749 for King George II. 

Small: £8.50

Picpoul de Pinet Villa des Croix, Languedoc, France – Dry & crisp with lemon and grapefruit

This wine conjures images of groves of citrus fruits, ripening in the sun-soaked Mediterranean countryside. The long finish holds our attention just as Handel does in the opening aria of his 1738 opera ‘Serse’ (HWV 40), as the title character gives thanks to the shade of the plane tree shielding him from the sun in one of Handel’s most celebrated arias, “Ombra mai fu”.

Medium: £10.50

Small: £8.50

Pinot Noir Grace Bridge, California, USA – Dry yet juicy, with succulent strawberry and raspberry notes, backdrop of gentle, toasty oak

Handel was very fond of fine food and wine, and in 1736 adapted John Dryden’s poem ‘Alexander’s Feast’ into a large-scale choral work, to celebrate St Cecilia’s Day. One particular movement pays tribute to Bacchus, the Roman god of agriculture, wine and fertility. One could say the harmony of this Pinot Noir also praises Bacchus.

Medium: £10.50

Small: £8.50


Harrogate Spa Still Water – £1.70

Harrogate Spa Sparkling Water – £2.30

Old Jamacia Ginger Beer – £2.25


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