Readers suffering from chromophobia – the irrational fear of colour – look away now: Noble Rot’s fabulous new cover stars, motorcycling-mad artist Grayson Perry and psychotherapist Philippa Perry, are so bright they’re almost luminescent. In this issue Marina O’Loughlin interviews them over one of our signature long lunches, putting everyone from the Liberal Elite to Rylan to rights.
Also in this issue…
… we profile Maison Trimbach ‘Cuvée Frédéric Emile’, the quintessential dry Alsace Riesling, and one of the mouth-watering, and least talked-about, vinous trends of recent years – smoky wine.
… Caitlin Moran writes about her ‘Greatest Ever Meal’, a feast of 80s’ excess cooked by Heston Blumenthal.
… we take a tour of Iran to discover what remains of its 5000-year old wine culture.
…bestselling novelists Daisy Buchanan and Megan Nolan write about what can be learnt about restaurants from reading Jilly Cooper, and hangover food. As well as recipes by April Bloomfield, Henry Harris and Rowley Leigh, and stories about Meursault soup, Muscat, 10 essential books that no wino should be without, rosé Champagne, fibbing chef’s menus, rap’s obsession with restaurants, the wineification (is that even a word?) of cider, wine myths, and the much-maligned Champagne flute.