Noble Rot Issue 12: Say Yes to Another Excess
The twelfth installment of Noble Rot magazine is a celebration of France’s newest ‘fine’ wine region, Beaujolais. After years of notoriety for producing lakes of generic plonk, magical Gamays from producers such asMarcel Lapierre, Jean Foillard and Jean-Louis Dutraive have spearheaded a renaissance of authentic winemaking that has become many discerning drinkers’ ‘go to’. Meet the people, places and wines that are making us excited in Noble Rot’s Short Guide To Beaujolais, whilst RottersJon Bonné and Jamie Goode wax lyrical about their love for the region.
Noble Rot’s ever insatiable appetite wouldn’t allow a trip to Beaujolais to occur without a detour to France’s culinary heartland, Lyon. We take a non-stop tour of the city’s restaurants, bars and wine shops and feature inspired recipes and stories from Montreal’s Joe Beef, chef Jackson Boxer and America’s sommelier-in-chief, Daniel Johnnes.
* Yotam Ottolenghi and Noble Rot drink Curnonsky’s five greatest white wines.
*Marina O’Loughlin reviews London’s oldest French restaurant, Mon Plaisir.
* We profile Rioja’s ultimate bastion of authenticity, López de Heredia, meet enigmatic Israeli chef Eyal Shani, and Tim Hayward and Mina Holland discuss the do’s and don’t’s of giving and receiving wine.