Noble Rot Issue 17 (Champagne Underground) is out now. We spotlight grower Champagne. From Jacques Selosse to Ulysse Collin, Noble Rot meets the pioneers and coming generation of this exciting region. Caitlin Moran tells us ‘How Champagne Changed My Life’. We meet Richard Russell, the A&R man who shaped XL Recordings, home of Adele, Radiohead, Dizzee Rascal, The Prodigy et al. Our roving wine critic and revolutionary Henrietta Handpump reports back from Bordeaux 2017 en primeur. Andrew Jefford argues there are other things in life than being geeky about wine (Say wha?).
We feature Noble Rot’s 10 Best Food Scenes on Film. We take a ‘quick snifter’ with cult Welsh illustrator and Hunter S Thompson collaborator Ralph Steadman. We bring you stories about Cornas, Greece’s Xinomavro, Restaurant Snakes & Ladders, Vin de Seyssuel, Mont Blanc and reviews and musings from Marina O’Loughlin, Diana Henry, Russell Norman, Henry Harris, Jon Bonné, Georges Reynolds, Nina Caplin and John Niven, among much more.
The Noble Rot magazine is published quarterly and the home of exciting wine and food writing. Since its launch in February 2013 Noble Rot has seen chefs Fergus Henderson, Valentine Warner and José Pizarro rubbing shoulders with artists like LCD Soundsystem, Lily Allen and David Shrigley, blurring the boundaries between gastronomy and the creative arts. Contributors include cult Scottish author John Niven, eRobert Parker’s Neal Martin, The River Café’s Emily O’Hare, Jamie Goode, Richard Hemming and Skint Records’ Damian Harris. Noble Rot was founded by two friends, Dan Keeling and Mark Andrew, who met through a shared love of wine, design and independent magazines whilst working next door to each other on Kensington High Street.