Noble Rot Issue 20 (Back to life) is available now at LOREM (not Ipsum). Issue 20 spotlights Tenerife and Portuguese wine. From island cover stars Envínate and Suetes del Marques, to the historic vineyards of Colares near Lisbon, we profile some of Europe’s most exciting winemakers.
We meet one of Britain’s best loved cookery writers Nigel Slater and taste a selection of Noble Rot’s specially made wine and food pairing ice creams. We celebrate the release of alt-synth-poppers Hot Chip’s new album over dinnerat Wandsworth’s Chez Bruce. As well as the inside scoop on their passions for music and gastronomy, we get their verdict on a selection of cuvees from La Dive Bouteille, France’s original natural wine event, also profiled in this issue Mike Diamond from The Beastie Boys offers a ‘Hip-Hop Guide to Buying Wine on a Date’. We feature stories about Umbria’s Paulo Bea, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the early days of the Michelin Guide, and matching wine and chilli, as well as reviews, recipes and musings from Pierre Koffmann, Simon Hopkinson, Marina O’Loughlin, Alastair Little, Tomos Parry, Jon Bonné, Russell Norman, Tim Hayward, Rowley Leigh, Ruby Tandoh, George Reynolds, Zeren Wilson, Morgan Dunn 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.