Noble Rot – Issue 33: Capturing the Impossible Wine
Noble Rot Magazine is the home of exciting wine and food writing. Since its launch in 2013, Noble Rot has seen chefs Fergus Henderson, Honey & Co and Stephen Harris rubbing shoulders with artists like Brian Eno, Mark Ronson and David Shrigley, blurring the boundaries between gastronomy and the creative arts. Contributors include Marina O’Loughlin, Shaun Keaveny, John Niven, Neal Martin, Jamie Goode, Kate Spicer and Jon Bonné. The magazine is based in London, and published every four months in both print and digital formats.
Wine lovers have been swooning over Romanée-Conti for centuries. French Revolutionaries described it as “a balm for the elderly, the feeble and the disabled,” that will “restore life to the dying.” While Richard Olney, who wrote THE book on Romanée-Conti – the 2022 reprint of which was the reason Noble Rot was invited to a once-in-a-lifetime tasting at Domaine de la Romanée-Conti – called it “a timeless perfection outside the realm of normal human experience”. Of course, there are ideological questions attached to anything that can only be afforded by princes. But, as a wino, does that stop you wondering what it feels like to drink the world’s most fabled cru? We report back…/ Also in this issue we meet a new generation of Australian winemakers, have lunch with the artist Jake Chapman, re-watch the best and worst films about wine, spotlight this year’s on trend grapes, review winemaking computer game Hundred Days, and profile Château Grillet. Elsewhere, Marina O’Loughlin visits Porto, Keira Knightley writes about holiday heaven and hell, Niki Segnit highlights crap ingredient matches, Alice Feiring sees how Georgia’s ancient wine traditions are moving with the times, ex-Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman tells us about her worst ever meal and we discover what restaurants are good for ending romances. Keep a box of Kleenex handy. Chin Chin.