In February of this year independent magazine Noble Rot celebrated its tenth anniversary as a magazine. The award-winning restaurant-turn-magazine launched its birthday issue on the 24th with Editor Dan Keeling celebrating its arrival on Instagram. The ‘wine music food life’ combination, as Dan notes, has seen 31 issues in total since 2013 and is now celebrating the #rottendecade with their latest issue.
The tenth anniversary edition includes guest writer Keira Knightley, who writes about her “greatest meal”, Dan notes on the Instagram post. He further notes, “Mike D charts falling in love with Burgundy during the early days of The Beastie Boys. But what’s a Noble Rot anniversary for, if not a time to reflect on the Essential Wines of the Past Decade, which are then tasted and given the seal of approval by The Chemical Brothers, while being interviewed by John Niven in our Greek St den? The wisdom gleaned from our signature sessions often astounds, which we also review in ‘What We’ve Learnt About Humanity from a Decade of Noble Rot interviews’. Elsewhere Jay McInerney celebrates Ridge, Stephen Harris writes about New Nordic and we feature Chassagne-Montrachet, Priorat, Oslavian Ribolla, wine auctions and the much missed Becky Wasserman-Hone.”
Noble Rot has also announced new Contributing Editor O’Loughlin, a previous restaurant critic at The Sunday Times. Their piece discusses the the most influential restaurants of the decade, in-line with the anniversary retrospective. In addition to the new issue, Noble Rot have also highlighted their third restaurant opening in London, UK, joining their current venues in Soho and Lamb’s Conduit. Discussing their journey so far on their website, they write, “looking back now, we’re bursting with happiness that Noble Rot has told the stories of so many of our favourite vignerons, inter- viewed our artistic heroes and heroines, published thrilling writers, illustrators and photographers, and spawned two beloved London restaurants – with a third opening in Mayfair this spring. It’s been a stellar decade alright, which we toast in this, our 10th birthday issue.”
Adjoining the release of their magazine, Noble Rot have also released a limited art print of the cover art – illustrated by Jose Miguel Mendez. The A2, hand-pulled screen print is priced at £145 and can be found on their shop. Note that at the time of writing, EU shipping has been suspended from their print store.
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