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NOBLE ROT

#29 Blind Faith

#29 Blind Faith

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  • Author: NOBLE ROT
  • Language: English
  • Publication date: 07/202022
  • Weight: 650g
  • Number of pages: 98

A well-known legend in the wine world has a venerable trader asked when he last confused a Bordeaux with a Burgundy. He replies, "Not since lunchtime." Adored by some, hated by others, the often ignominious art of blind tasting - that is, the attempt to identify a wine without seeing the label - is brought to light in the new issue of Noble Rot.

In this number: 

King of interviewers Louis Theroux and queen of disco Róisín Murphy. We find ourselves dancing to the tune of Theroux's swaying hips as Murphy talks to John Niven, uncle of Noble Rot's agony, about his love of food at a pre-gig dinner.

Head to Andalucia to meet some of Sherry's most exciting new winemakers.

Introducing Yellow Wine from Jura, Denavolo from Emilia-Romagna, Cretan Wine and Barbacàn, Instagram's dance sensations unleashed on the dizzying slopes of Valtellina.

Check out Jarvis Cocker's "Greatest Meal" from Pulp at the Four Seasons in New York.

Elsewhere, Marina O'Loughlin wants chefs to stay in the kitchen, comedian Isy Suttie tells us how she found her passion for wine at Oddbins, Alice Feiring tells us why she doesn't "taste like mice" , Robert Walters looks back on two pivotal vintages for Champagne, and Henry Harris declares his love for andouillette - France's stinky sausage. Someone open the windows!

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