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 favorite 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.
About the Author
Dan Keeling and Mark Andrew co-founded Noble Rot magazine in 2013, and the restaurant of the same name in 2015. Dan has won three Louis Roederer Awards and a Fortnum & Mason Award for his writing about wine and food. In his previous career in music he was Managing Director of Island Records, and Head of A&R at Parlophone Records, where he signed Coldplay and Bombay Bicycle Club, among others. Mark Andrew is a Master of Wine, and previously worked as buyer at a leading London merchant. Together, Dan and Mark also founded wine importers Keeling Andrew & Co. in 2017.
"A gorgeous coffee-table book that is secretly an in-depth textbook on European wine culture." - Fortune,
"It's a good Burgundy of a wine book, one that deserves savoring." - Florence Fabricant, The New York Times,
"I look forward to new issues of Noble Rot magazine whenever I can get my hands on them, which is why I'm especially excited to have a full volume exploring the natural wines of Burgundy and beyond to add to my little bar cart book collection." - Food Wine,