Noble Rot Issue 11: Volcanic Island Wines
The eleventh installment of Noble Rot magazine pays tribute to the diverse range of brilliant wines being grown on volcanic islands today. Taking in Sicily, Santorini, Tenerife, Corsica, Sardinia and Pantelleria, destinations which many readers might more readily associate with aromas of sun tan lotions, swimming pools and summer holidays – it’s the evocative mineral and herbal bouquets of the island’s authentic terroir-ridden wines we have been enjoying at Rotter Towers of late. Not only were these wines grown on a volcano, but they actually taste and smell like they were too.
*Keira Knightley talks acting, obscure French grapes and West Ham United over a ‘volcanic island wine’ lunch at Moro.
*Celebrated French master chef Pierre Koffmann takes Noble Rot on a gut-busting tour of his favourite London kitchens, including A.Wong, Kricket and The Clove Club.
*Marina O’Loughlin comes clean on her hatred of dinner parties (‘I’ve had to endure so much dismal cooking, even bad restaurants seem like the promised land’).
*Andy Hayler divulges the locations of four obscure restaurants with obscenely well-priced wine lists. Fancy a glass of the stellar Champagne Salon 2002 for under £21? Fill your boots.
*We profile Frank Cornelissen & The Mount Etna fine wine revolution, Arianna Occhipinti, Gabrio Bini, chef Michel Guérard, restaurant Doumo, long lunches, tasting notes and holiday wines.