Noble Rot magazine is the home of exciting wine and food writing. Since its launch in 2013, Noble Rot has seen chefs Pierre Koffmann, Fergus Henderson and Yotam Ottolenghi rubbing shoulders with Keira Knightley, Caitlin Moran, Brian Eno and Francis Ford Coppola, blurring the boundaries between gastronomy and the creative arts. Contributors include Marina O’Loughlin, Rowley Leigh, John Niven, Neal Martin, Jamie Goode, Kate Spicer and Jon Bonne. The magazine is based in London and published every four months.
Noble Rot was founded by Dan Keeling and Mark Andrew. Dan Keeling is the Louis Roederer Food & Wine Writer of the Year 2017 & 2018, the Fortnum & Mason Drink Writer Of The Year 2016 and the Louis Roederer Emerging Wine Writer Of The Year 2015. He previously worked in music as managing director of Island Records and head of A&R at Parlophone Records, where he was responsible for signing acts including Coldplay, Bombay Bicycle Club and Lily Allen. Mark Andrew is a Master of Wine and previously worked as head buyer at London merchant Roberson wine.
Issue 28 – COSMIC CHARDONNAY
Published 28th February 2022
Greetings Earthlings, and welcome to Noble Rot 28, a cosmic new collection of writing about wine, food and culture.
In this issue we…
… interview intergalactically acclaimed physicist Professor Brian Cox and punk-poet laureate John Cooper Clarke. Cox blows our tiny minds moving effortlessly between explaining that black holes are made of curved space and time and his passion for Chardonnay, while the ‘Good Doctor’ Cooper Clarke whisks Noble Rot’s Suzanne Moore away on an epic extended lunch.
…travel to northwest Italy to meet some of Piedmont’s most exciting new winemakers, and profile Gattinara in Alto Piemonte.
…reprise Rotters’ ‘New Food and Wine Dictionary’ from Noble Rot 14 with fresh contributions from Brian Eno, Angela Hartnett and Ed Balls et al
… discover which birth year wines have been highs and lows for NBA legend Dwyane Wade, Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson, among others, and hear about Fay Maschler’s ‘Greatest Meal’ in Greece.
Meanwhile, our anti-social agony uncle John Niven reports on LA’s food scene, Marina O’Loughlin tells us why she HATES brunch, and we feature stories and recipes about Coteaux Champenois, hell-raising restaurateur Peter Langham, poulet à la mode de Charolles, why food and sex should never mix, and how to improvise a serviceable cheese board from your corner shop.