Anthony Rose

Anthony Rose writes a column about wine for The Independent.

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Anthony Rose: 'The world's top 10 most powerful wine brands list tells quite a depressing tale'

The trade publication, The Drinks Business, recently drew up a list of the world's top 10 most powerful wine brands, calculating factors such as share of the market, company growth, brand awareness, and heritage. It was an interesting endeavour given that the delicate world of wine doesn't usually go in for such lists. Still, it is interesting to note the winners. The California wine giant Gallo came in at number one, followed by Concha y Toro, Hardy's, Robert Mondavi, Yellow Tail, Sutter Home, Lindemans, Beringer, Jacob's Creek and Blossom Hill.

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Anthony Rose: 'World Malbec Day is a good excuse to celebrate the lip-smacking grape'

Thursday is World Malbec Day and while I'm not a fan of treating grapes like saints and giving them their own day, I feel an exception should be made for the malbec grape.

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2009 Santa Rita Medalla Real Carmenère, Leyda Valley

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2013 Venturer Rueda Verdejo

Anthony Rose: 'The cannier wine retailers have placed orders for South American wine ahead of World Cup'

Given that the World Cup will be kicking off soon, the cannier wine retailers have placed their orders for South American vino early, so that those of us without a head for caipirinha can enjoy a bit of South American sunshine in a glass. Sainsbury's got the ball rolling with its all-encompassing southern hemisphere wine tasting; while Marks & Spencer focused more specifically on the wines of South America.

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2012 Sogrape Casa Ferreirinha Planalto, Douro

Anthony Rose: When it comes to sherry, the vicar's legacy endures here in the UK

Is sherry growing in popularity, or is the much-vaunted revolution a myth? This was the subject of a lively debate on Twitter recently, after one journalist tweeted to say he was appearing on the radio to talk about its growing popularity and another (OK, for the record, me) questioned the assumption.

Anthony Rose: 'Syrah today has taken its rightful place in the pantheon of grape fame'

In the beginning there was syrah. Start again. In the beginning there was bordeaux and burgundy. Rhône barely registered across the palate until the American writer Robert Parker wrote a book extolling its virtues.

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