15 January 2016 Naomi Keeling reports that the three winners of the print below are Ulrike Felber, Matthew Bridge and Ben Cohen. They will be receiving a limited-edition artwork print of 'Clifford, the big drunk bulldog'. Please note that the subscription special offer closed at the end of last year.
2 November 2015 On Thursday we published the rather unexpected results of a blind tasting comparing English fizz with champagne. This tasting, which someone suggested might prove as influential as the famous Judgment of Paris in 1976 at which top French wines were ‘beaten’ by incomers from California, was organised by Dan Keeling and Mark Andrew, the prime movers behind an excellent new gastronomic magazine Noble Rot, of which the ninth issue is published today. On the right is part of the cover of the eighth issue, a California special including contributions from our very own Alex Hunt MW and Elaine Chukan Brown plus Neal Martin, John Bonné, Natasha Hughes MW and Adam Lechmere.
Noble Rot is offering UK-based visitors to JancisRobinson.com a special deal on a subscription to this lively and particularly well-designed publication that comes out every four months. If you go to this link, you will be sent five issues for the usual price of four including postage, £35. This offer, one per person, is valid for UK addresses until 31 December 2015.
To illustrate the England v Champagne tasting described in the current issue, Noble Rot commissioned the A2 print below, of which 60 exist, retailing at £75 plus post and packaging. All those taking advantage of this offer will be entered into a draw at the beginning of next year and the first three names drawn will be sent a copy of the print (unframed, like the rest). I must confess it took me rather a long time to get the joke but doubtless you are more mentally nimble.
In conjunction with chef Stephen Harris of the excellent Sportsman in Seasalter, the Noble Rot team are taking over the site of the old Vats wine bar in Lambs Conduit Street, London WC1. This should be a great hangout for wine enthusiasts once it opens.
See more at http://noblerot.co.uk.