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Noble Rot Issue 35: Gary Sees Red!

Noble Rot Issue 35: Gary Sees Red!

Victoria—feel the love. Following Noble Rot’s recent visit to the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, Issue 35’s ‘Ravenous for Melbourne’ chronicles founders Dan Keeling and Mark Andrew and executive chef Stephen Harris’s time in ‘Oz’s most gastronomic city’. During their short time here, they dined at an impressive array of iconic venues.   

Then, in ‘Pacific Vim’, Chef Stephen Harris gives his two cents on Australian restaurant culture, describing it as “one of the great places in the world to eat”. On the wine side of things, Dan Keeling’s ‘The Vine Twitcher’ salutes a few of Victoria’s artisanal producers―including our very own Lambert Wines and Place of Changing Winds.

 

Also in this issue:

“Old footballer and crisp magnate” Gary Lineker talks wine, football dads, the Hand of God, and becoming a born-again cook in ‘Gary on Regardless’. Norman Cook―or Fatboy Slim to all you ’80s babies out there―makes a valiant effort to remember his greatest meal, though admitting it could all have been “a beautiful dream”.

Keira Knightley spends her 39th birthday reviewing an eclectic selection of wines, from 1995 Nyetimber to 1978 Château Giscours and Trediberri Barolo ‘Berri’ 2018, the latter described as “what you imagine Michael Corleone would drink before he becomes a mob boss”.

Then, Marina O’Loughlin reviews the iconic Chez Bruce, Jon Bonné dives deep into the state of play in Californian wine, Hannah Crosbie gives a ‘How to’ guide for judging your date by their wine choice, and Alice Feiring reminisces on better days when Jura icon Pierre Overnoy threw her a party.

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Noble Rot, Gary Sees Red! - Issue #35

Noble Rot, Gary Sees Red! - Issue #35

Victoria—feel the love. Following Noble Rot’s recent visit to the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, Issue 35’s ‘Ravenous for Melbourne’ chronicles founders Dan Keeling and Mark Andrew and executive chef Stephen Harris’s time in ‘Oz’s most gastronomic city’. During their short time here, they dined at an impressive array of iconic venues, old and new, including France-Soir, Flower Drum, Bacash, Tipo 00 and Carlton Wine Room, to name just a handful.

Then, in ‘Pacific Vim’, Chef Stephen Harris gives his two cents on Australian restaurant culture, describing it as “one of the great places in the world to eat”. On the wine side of things, Dan Keeling’s ‘The Vine Twitcher’ salutes a few of Victoria’s artisanal producers―including our very own Lambert Wines and Place of Changing Winds.


Also in this issue:

“Old footballer and crisp magnate” Gary Lineker talks wine, football dads, the Hand of God, and becoming a born-again cook in ‘Gary on Regardless’. Norman Cook―or Fatboy Slim to all you ’80s babies out there―makes a valiant effort to remember his greatest meal, though admitting it could all have been “a beautiful dream”.

Keira Knightley spends her 39th birthday reviewing an eclectic selection of wines, from 1995 Nyetimber to 1978 Château Giscours and Trediberri Barolo ‘Berri’ 2018, the latter described as “what you imagine Michael Corleone would drink before he becomes a mob boss”.

Then, Marina O’Loughlin reviews the iconic Chez Bruce, Jon Bonné dives deep into the state of play in Californian wine, Hannah Crosbie gives a ‘How to’ guide for judging your date by their wine choice, and Alice Feiring reminisces on better days when Jura icon Pierre Overnoy threw her a party.

Noble Rot, Gary Sees Red! - Issue #35
Noble Rot, Alpine Winos - Issue #34

Noble Rot, Alpine Winos - Issue #34

In this issue:

- Dan Keeling profiles the Alpine terroirs of the Savoie and Switzerland’s Valais. “Traversing the winding roads around some spectacular mountainside vineyards both [in Switzerland], and in nearby Savoie days earlier,” recalls Keeling, “proved to us indisputably that Alpine masters … mean business.”

- Keira Knightley reviews an eclectic selection of wines, from Envínate’s 2021 ‘Doad’ Lousas (“It would be impossible to find a person who wouldn’t like this wine”) to Blossom Hill (“If this is the taste of summer, we are all fucked”).

- Marina O’Loughlin interviews British national treasure and comedy polymath Bill Bailey over lunch at Noble Rot Mayfair–and reviews Narbonne’s Les Grands Buffets, an amazing ‘all you can eat’ restaurant featuring, among many other wonders, “towers of lobsters”, “acres of oysters” and “foie gras in ten different iterations”.

- Kate Spicer explores ‘Drunken Monkey Theory’ – AKA the reason why loving wine is in our DNA – and profiles François Chartier, the Atomic Somm who uses molecular science to improve wine and food pairing.

Also in this issue:

+ Joe Beef’s David McMillan recounts his greatest meal

+ Jay McInerney recounts the tempestuous story of the Mondavi dynasty

+ Levi Dalton considers when is the right time to drink Barolo

Plus features from Jon Bonné on Bernard Ginestet, Alice Feiring on coastal Tuscany and stories about Dolcetto, Succession and wine cancel culture, among others.

Noble Rot, Alpine Winos - Issue #34
Noble Rot, Capturing the Impossible Wine - Issue #33

Noble Rot, Capturing the Impossible Wine - Issue #33

In this issue, Dan Keeling reports on a 25-vintage vertical of Romanée-Conti, organised by the domaine to mark the reprint of Richard Olney’s seminal book Romanée-Conti: The World’s Most Fabled Wine. “As all wine lovers can attest, the last glass is often the best, and as the tasting winds down I return to my half-drunk set of wines,” writes Keeling. “There’s over half a million quid’s worth of BONA FIDE ROMANÉE-CONTI around the room. So watcha gonna do?” We wonder...

Also in this Issue…

+ Jon Bonné sketches Australian wine’s new generation.

+ Dan Keeling profiles the northern Rhône’s mystical Château Grillet.

+ Alice Feiring sees how Georgia’s ancient wine traditions are moving with the times.

+ A spotlight on this season’s most on-trend grapes.

+ Marina O’Loughlin heads to Porto to marvel at its gastronomic delights, and

+ the Rotters team re-watches and rates the best and worst films about wine.

+ much more

Noble Rot, Capturing the Impossible Wine - Issue #33
Noble Rot, Sacred Lunch - Issue #32

Noble Rot, Sacred Lunch - Issue #32

Another delicious, action-packed slice from the Noble Rot crew. The special guest this time is one of the UK’s most iconic chefs. On the cusp of his 60th birthday, Noble Rot profiles St John’s Fergus Henderson as you’ve never seen him before. Sticking with the nose-to-tail theme, Henry Harris pens a tribute to offal in Earn Your Tripes. Also, in this issue, editor Dan Keeling profiles a selection of revolutionary growers challenging the status quo of France’s outdated appellation system—Jean Marie Guffens, stand up and take a bow—and Alice Feiring reports on Hokkaido’s emerging wine scene. There’s even an article on sausages, metallurgy and wine that makes you want to pack your bags and take a plane to Claremont-Ferrand.

But that's not all:

  • Battle of the Somm by Jon Bonne
  • Cloud and Proud by Simon J Woolf
  • Kitchen Kabinett by Ed Wilson
  • Educating Peter [Crouch] by Dan Keeling
  • The Vine Twitcher reaches Bordeaux

Softcover, 120 pages. 169mm x 229mm Quarterly Wine Journal Published by Noble Rot UK Distributed in Australia by Ex Vinum

“Counter-cultural and edgy...It’s a million miles away from the glitzy hell and mind-warping, shallow, dull content of most glossy wine magazines".
Jamie Goode
Noble Rot, Sacred Lunch - Issue #32
Noble Rot, The Birthday Issue - Issue #31

Noble Rot, The Birthday Issue - Issue #31

If you are into the anniversary gifting scene, traditionally it is tin or aluminium that is intended to commemorate the 10th milestone. Both are known for their inability to rust, and so it is with Noble Rot Magazine. Although gold might be a better fit in this case? To quote editor Dan Keeling, “from the first issue of Noble Rot, published in February [of 2013], we’ve been riding the tidal wave of change that’s been sweeping wine culture and, holy Hermitage, it’s been fun.” Of that, there can be little doubt. So, Issue 31 is a celebratory issue and a rollicking one at that. A decade’s worth of reflection, it's packed with the usual articulate contributions from a typically illustrious cast of crazy diamonds. Kicking the celebrations off is Marina Hyde, a columnist who epitomises the phrase, ‘the pen is mightier than the sword’. Marina O’Loughlin then offers an engaging narrative on the most influential restaurants of the decade and Mike D charts falling in love with Burgundy during the early days of The Beastie Boys in ‘The Hip Hop Burgundy Wine Cult’.

William Kelley, Jancis Robinson and Alice Feiring are amongst a merry cast of writers reflecting on some of the wines that brought them joy over the last ten years—choices then tasted and given the seal of approval by, wait for it, The Chemical Brothers. Only in Noble Rot! Kate Spicer looks back on ten years of Noble Rot Sessions and assesses, “What We’ve Learnt About Humanity from a Decade of Noble Rot interviews” while Jay McInerney celebrates 60 years of Paul Draper’s Ridge Vineyards and Keira Knightley writes eloquently about her favourite meal. Then there are feature articles on Chassagne-Montrachet, Priorat, Oslavian Ribolla, wine auctions, digestifs, and the much-loved and missed wine importer Becky Wasserman-Hone. All up, a don’t-miss issue that is rot-to-trot.


Softcover, 120 pages. 169mm x 229mm Quarterly Wine Journal Published by Noble Rot UK Distributed in Australia by Ex Vinum

“Over ten years, Noble Rot has gone from niche, irreverent fanzine to essential reading for both obsessive fans and anyone interested in the worlds of wine and food. Fortunately, it’s still as beautiful, as packed with names - and as irreverent - as ever.”
Marina O’Loughlin
Noble Rot, The Birthday Issue - Issue #31
Noble Rot Tote - Sex Drugs & Pinot Noir

Noble Rot Tote - Sex Drugs & Pinot Noir

Carry it off in style—whatever "it" is! This limited-edition Noble Rot tote bag is made from heavyweight organic cotton. Double-sided black fabric with white print, Side A reads Sex & Drugs & Pinot Noir and Side B, Winos With Attitude. Size: 38cm (W) x 42cm (H) + 10cm (D), with long handles.

Noble Rot Tote - Sex Drugs & Pinot Noir
Noble Rot Tote - Wine From Another Galaxy

Noble Rot Tote - Wine From Another Galaxy

Carry it off in style—whatever "it" is! This limited-edition Noble Rot tote bag is made from heavyweight organic cotton. Size: 38cm (W) x 42cm (H) + 10cm (D), with long handles.

Double-sided black fabric with white print, Wine From Another Galaxy refers to the book of the same name by Dan Keeling and Mark Andrew, the duo behind Noble Rot. Available from Bibendum and written with their signature wit and charm, it is a captivating exploration of the intersection between wine, food and culture.

Noble Rot Tote - Wine From Another Galaxy
The Noble Rot Book: Wine from Another Galaxy

The Noble Rot Book: Wine from Another Galaxy

Forget everything you thought you knew about wine. Discover a whole new universe of wine culture and experiences with the founders of London's award-winning Noble Rot Magazine and Restaurant. “In a realm too often weighted by pretence and peacocking, the Noble Rot boys have drained wine of its bullshit, with a brilliant road map to loving bottles both great and small.” JON BONNÉ

Winner: Guild of Food Writers Drinks Book Award 2021

Shortlisted for the Andre Simon Food and Drink Book Awards 2020

The Times Drink Book of the Year 2020




Quadrille Publishing Ltd; 1st edition (29 Oct. 2020) Hardcover: 352 pages

"It’s a good Burgundy of a wine book, one that deserves savouring"
THE NEW YORK TIMES
"Noble Rot has brought originality, humour and now space travel to the very serious business of drinking wine. About time too."
BRIAN ENO
"Beautifully produced, and very much sticking with the house style – modern, on-trend, whip-smart, and putting wine firmly in its context – this is book celebrates the sorts of wines that Noble Rot has become so well known for championing... wines that are compelling and authentic and often taking in newer regions and producers."
JAMIE GOODE
“Wow! What a book. Wine from Another Galaxy is a Bible for all modern wine drinkers.”
RAJAT PARR
The Noble Rot Book: Wine from Another Galaxy
The Noble Rot Book: Wine from Another Galaxy (Signed by the Authors)

The Noble Rot Book: Wine from Another Galaxy (Signed by the Authors)

Signed by the Authors. Forget everything you thought you knew about wine. Discover a whole new universe of wine culture and experiences with the founders of London's award-winning Noble Rot Magazine and Restaurant. “In a realm too often weighted by pretence and peacocking, the Noble Rot boys have drained wine of its bullshit, with a brilliant road map to loving bottles both great and small.” JON BONNÉ

Winner: Guild of Food Writers Drinks Book Award 2021

Shortlisted for the Andre Simon Food and Drink Book Awards 2020

The Times Drink Book of the Year 2020

Quadrille Publishing Ltd; 1st edition (29 Oct. 2020) Hardcover: 352 pages

"It’s a good Burgundy of a wine book, one that deserves savouring"
THE NEW YORK TIMES
"Noble Rot has brought originality, humour and now space travel to the very serious business of drinking wine. About time too."
BRIAN ENO
"Beautifully produced, and very much sticking with the house style – modern, on-trend, whip-smart, and putting wine firmly in its context – this is book celebrates the sorts of wines that Noble Rot has become so well known for championing... wines that are compelling and authentic and often taking in newer regions and producers."
JAMIE GOODE
“Wow! What a book. Wine from Another Galaxy is a Bible for all modern wine drinkers.”
RAJAT PARR
The Noble Rot Book: Wine from Another Galaxy (Signed by the Authors)
Noble Rot Screen Print - Issue 31 - Ten Years of Noble Rot

Noble Rot Screen Print - Issue 31 - Ten Years of Noble Rot

Ten Years of Noble Rot: Illustration by Jose Miguel Mendez.

This beautiful hand-screen print is limited to 110 copies worldwide. All of Noble Rot’s prints are unframed, A2 size (420mm x 590mm, including a 5mm white border) and printed on 250gsm Matrisse paper. Each edition is individually printed, so colours may vary slightly with the background. The image in real life looks intense and fluorotastic!

Important: Please note, this print must not be hung in direct sunlight, as fluoro inks are affected by UV rays over time and will fade.

Noble Rot Screen Print - Issue 31 - Ten Years of Noble Rot

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