Noble Rot Issue 24
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.
Issue 24 enlists some top vinonauts, including natural wine-oracle Alice Feiring and Beastie Boy Mike Diamond, to tell us about one of their own wines from another galaxy: a.k.a one that changed their perception forever.
On the subject of altered perceptions, this instalment’s special guest is former Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer – and food and wine lover – Ed Balls, who, having lost his seat in parliament in 2015, has undergone a remarkable reinvention: dancing Gangnam Style on Strictly, reviewing restaurants for The Sunday Times, and proving himself as an accomplished documentary maker with the superb Travels in Trumpland and Euroland. We meet him for one of our signature leisurely lunch interviews at Rotter HQ for the inside scoop on MP’s eating habits and his verdict on Trump Winery Chardonnay.
Elsewhere in this issue we profile Muscadet, Limoux and English wine (as well as reprising our famous 2015 English sparkling wine V Champagne tasting), Bursting Bubbles author Robert Waltersquestions some of the received wisdom on cellaring Champagne, Alastair Little tells us about his greatest ever meal, and Noble Rot Soho’s new Head Chef Alex Jackson gives us his recipe for plum and brown buttertart. Plus other recipes, stories and musings from Simon Hopkinson, Marina O’Loughlin, John Niven, Jake Missing,Jon Bonné, Rowley Leigh, Tim Hayward, Eileen Twum and George Reynolds.
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.