LIFE&CULTURE

In celebration of a life lived with purpose, NOBLE&STYLE shines light on noble endeavors that enrich our life and culture. We enjoy discovering people and companies that share similar values and learning more about their journey and ideals.

HIGHLIGHTS

Our Talk With Michelin Star Chef Michelino Gioia of the Renowned Hotel IL Pellicano

At the renowned Hotel Il Pellicano, the culinary magic of Michelin Star Head Chef Michelino Gioia crafts unforgettable stories and encounters. We sat down with Michelino to find out more about the talent behind his imaginative creations, the particularities of heading the Il Pellicano kitchens, and where we can find him for some downtime in the off-season.

London’s Icon of Cocktail Culture – The Espresso Martini

London bartender Dick Bradsell’s creation of the Espresso Martini established London’s cocktail culture and ignited a buzzing nightlife in Soho. Today, the drink stands as one of the most requested across the globe. We have the full story behind its invention and a classic recipe for you to make your very own version at home.

Exploring ‘Under’: A Conversation With The Head Chef And Designer Of Europe’s First Underwater Restaurant

Tucked away on the rugged Norwegian coastline is ‘Under’, Europe’s first underwater restaurant, and the world’s largest. At the heart of this awe-inspiring venture is a symbiosis of Michelin star cuisine and award-winning design. We spoke with Under’s architectural and design firm Snøhetta, as well as head chef Nicolai Ellitsgaard Pedersen, to get all of the exciting details.

Artist Duo Thukral and Tagra on Their Meditative Design Approach

The artists behind collaborative Thukral and Tagra, Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra are expanding the scope of art’s possibilities through ‘Social Design’, work across all mediums offering serious socio-political critiques.

Sitting Down with Michelin Star Chef and Culinary Provocateur Tim Raue

With two Michelin stars and an ever-expanding culinary empire, Berlin-born chef Tim Raue has reinvigorated German cuisine with exhilarating and daring dishes, quickly ascending as one of the country’s most significant chefs. We spoke with the culinary provocateur about the discipline behind his success, his passion for life’s finer things, and his dog’s sophisticated taste.

Fashion Designer and Naditum Founder Malin Bernreuther on Quality, Sustainability, and Bold Femininity

With her elegant handbag brand Naditum, luxury fashion designer Malin Bernreuther is setting a new standard in the industry, based on transparent production processes, quality craftsmanship, and empowered femininity. We got all the details from Malin on launching her own brand, the importance of female networks, and the inspiration behind her timeless pieces.

Making Structures, Spaces, and Worlds: Talking Design with Matteo Perduca

At his boutique hotels in Florence owned with partner Betty Soldi, designer Matteo Perduca envelops his guests in an atmosphere of comfort, imagination and creativity, in suites combining offbeat elements both modern and historic. We spoke with Matteo about his design decisions and processes, his original style, and the little bit of London he’s brought into Florence.

The Negroni Sbagliato: An Accidental Twist and Ingenious Recipe

The accidental creation of Venetian barman Mirko Stocchetto, the Negroni Sbagliato, or ‘wrong’ Negroni is today an icon of Milan and its historic Bar Basso. Replacing gin with prosecco, the cocktail is a sweeter and lighter update to the classic Negroni. We have the full history and recipe for this aperitif that’s sure to impress at your next get together.

THE WORLD OF WINE

Winery Rings: The Young and Experimental Winemakers

The brothers Andreas and Steffen of the Rings vineyard create wines that possess the taste and integrity of the organic process as well as the delicate edge of passionate experimentation.

Great Wines to Invest In

In uncertain times like these we start asking ourselves: what other investment options do I have to make my money work? With negative interest rates, what are my options? When looking for alternatives to the traditional share purchase on the stock market and real estate, where you are bombed with fees and taxes on any upside, wine is the oasis in the desert.
Here is our expert advice on investing in wine!

Ca’ del Bosco: Where the Excellent Franciacorta Wine is Born

A chat with Maurizio Zanella, president of the Ca’ del Bosco winery, about life on the vineyard, modern art and Franciacorta, the king of Italian fermented wines.

12 Wines You Should Have For That Perfect Quiet Evening

What’s better than an idle moment with a good glass of wine, whether on a cozy cold winter evening or a balmy summer night? With these 12 bottles, we’ve taken the stress of selection from your shoulders, with rich and delicious selections suited for any moment.

Dreissigacker: A different kind of Riesling

If you have ever dined at the restaurant of Michelin starred chef Tim Raue in Berlin, you have probably already been introduced to that particularly memorable Dreissigacker taste.

Optimal Maturation and Full Indulgence: Sparkling Wines for Special Moments

We went on a quest for the best sparkling wines. Supported by ex-star chef and winemaker’s son Norbert Schu, who not only has the best-equipped wine cellar in Germany, but also helps us with his experience to gain a completely new understanding of champagne and co. Cin cin.

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Schmidt Winery: From Soil to Glass

Schmidt Winery on the banks of Lake Constance lays home to the Schmidt family, creating wines found nowhere else in Germany.