Anthony Rose

Anthony Rose writes a column about wine for The Independent.

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Anthony Rose: Prosecco sales are booming but is it more popular than Champagne?

According to a report in AN Other newspaper this summer, thrifty Britons are not just opting for cheap fizz but also claiming that "prosecco tastes just as good as champers".

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Anthony Rose: 'Sauvignon can transcend its hallmark characters if grown in the right spot'

I'm not the world's greatest fan of sauvignon blanc. But, as with any grape, if grown in a location suited to its character, sauvignon can transcend the one-dimensional nettle, asparagus and gooseberry characters that are its hallmark.

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Anthony Rose: Hardly a week goes by without an English fizz winning honours

When English Wine Producers showed their wines to the press and trade in May, it prompted no less a grand fromage than Hugh Johnson to tweet: "A score of truly excellent English bubblies [with] the buzz of a historical moment; something unstoppable". And I overheard an Italian wine merchant saying to a German sommelier: "I am surprised they are so good. They really can compete on quality with the French".

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Anthony Rose: The Wine Gang have picked their 50 best wines for the London Wine Fair

I mentioned last month how the London Wine Fair had moved from the wastelands of the Excel Centre to its old, comfier home at Kensington Olympia.

Anthony Rose: The London Wine Fair put on a vintage display this year

The London Wine Fair went back to its roots this year and took place, once more, in London's Olympia – and a vintage display they put on, too. One of the biggest successes was a new section called Esoterica, with 62 boutique companies specialising in native and rare grape varieties from a diverse set of countries.

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