The Noble Rot Book: Wine from Another Galaxy
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The Noble Rot Book: Wine from Another Galaxy

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Winner of the Guild of Food Writers Drinks Book Award 2021

Shortlisted for the Andre Simon Food and Drink Book Awards 2020

"Noble Rot manages to unravel the mysteries of wine with insight and humour. A wonderful - and essential - read for anyone interested in the world of wine, or even for those, like me, who just drink it." - Nigella Lawson

"The Noble Rot guys have the ability to describe wines as if theyre either future friends, or rock-stars coming to blow your mind." - Caitlin Moran

"Noble Rot has brought originality, humour and now space travel to the very serious business of drinking wine. About time too." - Brian Eno

"Dan and Mark do that thing that only crazy knowledgeable enthusiasts can do, they make you a crazy enthusiast too. If they said, 'We've found a wine like no other, a wine that actually lights up the sky, but you can only drink it in the desert at midnight, are you coming? Id be off, and I'd be confident of meteor showers. They provoke curiosity - 'how does anyone make this extraordinary drink just with grapes?' - excitement, joy, and a longing for knowledge. Now, in this book, they're sharing the knowledge." - Diana Henry

"To really know and love a wine one should know the grower and the vineyard. This isn't always or even often possible, which is why the Rotters introduce these wines at source. You learn that making wine, as cooking should be, is an act of love. You will come to love this book too." - Rowley Leigh

Choosing wine in a restaurant or shop can seem an unfathomable business. But, according to Dan Keeling and Mark Andrew, the duo behind London's Noble Rot, it needn't be that way.

In Wine from Another Galaxy they'll help you to understand how it is made, where to buy it, what to look for when you drink it, and how to talk about it. And once you've mastered the basics, they'll take you on a journey through the best of European wine culture, meeting the people and places behind their favourite bottles. Indeed, Dan and Mark have spent years visiting growers that you probably haven't heard of, from the original thinkers of the natural wine movement to the iconic estates of Burgundy and Bordeaux. This is the alternative, accessible, no-holds-barred guide to wine, where the usual cliches and rules don't apply.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 187 x 248 x 28mm | 1,360g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • full colour artworks and photos throughout
  • 1787132714
  • 9781787132719
  • 49,249

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Choosing wine in a restaurant or shop can seem an unfathomable business. But, according to Dan...
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The Times Drink Book of the Year 2020

"The founders of Noble Rot restaurants and magazine prove that not all wine handbooks are full of dry tasting notes and arcane French classifications. Dan Keeling used to be in the music business and his angle is one of appreciation but not reverence. Who can resist a book Brian Eno says "brings originality, humour and now space travel to the serious business of drinking wine"? It's all in here, from advice on how to order wine in a restaurant to where to track down the best bargains." * Tony Turnbull, The Times * The Financial Times Best Books of 2020

"An entirely new sort of wine book, devoid of stuffiness and presented in what I can only describe as 'haute fanzine' style. Incredibly informative, slays quite a few holy cows and, in the very best way, will drive you to drink." * Tim Hayward, The Financial Times * BBC R4 The Food Programme Books of the Year

"Not only do you end up a lot more knowledgeable about wine after you've read this book, but you really care about it. Which is quite difficult to do in a subject like wine, where a lot of authors make it quite stuffy. This does the exact opposite to that." * Jaega Wise, The Food Programme * Archaic, funny, informative - Noble Rot magazine has become a cult read for foodies. Now there's a brilliant book that explains everything you need to know about wine. * The Sunday Times Style * This hefty hardback goes down smoothly, tackling almost every aspect of the wine world in a personable and accessible way. * National Geographic Food *
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About Dan Keeling

Dan Keeling and Mark Andrew co-founded Noble Rot magazine in 2013, and the restaurant of the same name in 2015. Dan has won three Louis Roederer Awards and a Fortnum & Mason Award for his writing about wine and food. In his previous career in music he was Managing Director of Island Records, and Head of A&R at Parlophone Records, where he signed Coldplay and Bombay Bicycle Club, among others. Mark Andrew is a Master of Wine, and previously worked as buyer at a leading London merchant. Together, Dan and Mark also founded wine importers Keeling Andrew & Co. in 2017.
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