Noble Rot Issue 17

by Noble Rot


Noble Rot magazine attempts to join the dots between wine, music and food. We want to tell stories and inspire people to enjoy what they drink, eat and listen to. ‘We’ is Mark Andrew and Dan Keeling and we started Noble Rot with the intention of giving young and/or alternative writers a platform to discuss contemporary culture from a fresh perspective.

Noble Rot Issue 17

No other wine comes loaded with so much joy and prejudice as Champagne. Noble Rot 17’s cover star Ansleme Selosse has reimagined it as one of France’s most exciting regions. From the Aube to the Petite Montagne, in this issue we meet some of the pioneers of this niche movement.

Jon Bonné considers what’s next for the coming Champagne generation.

Caitlin Moran explains ‘How Champagne Changed My Life’

Simon Hopkinson ponders legendary chefCarême poaching black truffles in Blanc desBlancs

Andrew Jefford, who is adamant there are other things in life other than being geeky about wine

• Interview Richard Russell, co-owner of the hugely successful independent record company XL.

• Stories on Xinomavro, Cornas, Vin de Seyssuel, Mont Blanc.

• Reviews and musings from Marina O’Loughlin, Diana Henry, Russell Norman and John Niven, among much more...


Noble Rot magazine is the home of exciting wine and food writing. Since 2013 Noble Rot has seen chefs Pierre Koffmann, Fergus Henderson and Yotam Ottolenghi rubbing shoulders with Kiera Knightley, Brian Eno, Caitlin Moran, Mark Ronson and LCD Soundsystem, blurring the boundaries between gastronomy and the creative arts.