Choosing wine in a restaurant or shop can seem an unfathomable business. But, according to Dan Keeling and Mark Andrew, the duo behind London's Noble Rot, it needn't be that way.
In Wine from Another Galaxy they'll help you to understand how it is made, where to buy it, what to look for when you drink it, and how to talk about it. And once you've mastered the basics, they'll take you on a journey through the best of European wine culture, meeting the people and places behind their favourite bottles. Indeed, Dan and Mark have spent years visiting growers that you probably haven't heard of, from the original thinkers of the natural wine movement to the iconic estates of Burgundy and Bordeaux. This is the alternative, accessible, no-holds-barred guide to wine, where the usual clichés and rules don't apply.
The Times Drink Book of the Year 2020
The founders of Noble Rot restaurants and magazine prove that not all wine handbooks are full of dry tasting notes and arcane French classifications. Dan Keeling used to be in the music business and his angle is one of appreciation but not reverence. Who can resist a book Brian Eno says "brings originality, humour and now space travel to the serious business of drinking wine"? It s all in here, from advice on how to order wine in a restaurant to where to track down the best bargains. --Tony Turnbull, The Times
The Financial Times Best Books of 2020
An entirely new sort of wine book, devoid of stuffiness and presented in what I can only describe as 'haute fanzine' style. Incredibly informative, slays quite a few holy cows and, in the very best way, will drive you to drink. --Tim Hayward, The Financial Times
BBC R4 The Food Programme Books of the Year
Not only do you end up a lot more knowledgable about wine after you ve read this book, but you really care about it. Which is quite difficult to do in a subject like wine, where a lot of authors make it quite stuffy. This does the exact opposite to that. --Jaega Wise, The Food Programme
Archaic, funny, informative Noble Rot magazine has become a cult read for foodies. Now there's a brilliant book that explains everything you need to know about wine. --The Sunday Times Style
This hefty hardback goes down smoothly, tackling almost every aspect of the wine world in a personable and accessible way. --National Geographic Food
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 352 pages