Anthony Rose

Anthony Rose writes a column about wine for The Independent.

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Anthony Rose: "For wine to be an icon, it must achieve the rare feat of consistency and value"

On the face of it, an 'everyday icon' wine is a paradox. How can a wine be iconic, or superlative, if it's an everyday drink? There are many wines that aspire to that sort of status, but few succeed. Those that do, among them Château Lafite, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and Petrus, have crossed the affordable rubicon into la-la-land of pricing.

Anthony Rose: "Independent wine merchants are often leagues ahead of the supermarkets"

Recognising that most wine drinkers buy their wines in supermarkets, this column doesn't indulge in gratuitous supermarket-bashing.

The riesling revival

The return to mouthwatering dry styles, mainly rieslings, is a comparatively recent development

Sake: new and traditional styles are shining a light on the sake scene

One of the world's greatest and most enjoyable drinks

Wine: Something for the weekend

Night in

Anthony Rose: Spicing things up at the Chile Sommelier Challenge in London

It wasn't just for image and added value that the late Michael Cox, the charismatic director of Wines of Chile, did his utmost to get more Chilean wine on to the wine list. He organised a tasting of Chilean carmenère with curry to show what great bedfellows the two were. Continuing where he left off, Wines of Chile staged the Chile Sommelier Challenge in London this summer with the same aim.

Anthony Rose: Labour of love at Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships

The first Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships were devised by Champagne's higher divinity Tom Stevenson. For the inaugural competition at Plumpton College this year, he was joined by Finnish Master of Wine, Essi Avellan, and Tony Jordan, the Australian éminence grise behind the Yarra Valley's Green Point and other Moët & Chandon New World set-ups.

Wine: Something for the weekend

Night In

2012 Frappato, Terre Siciliane

Anthony Rose: 'Some of the food and wine pairing received wisdom should be questioned'

If you follow general guidelines, like red wine with meat and white wine with fish, can you go that far wrong? Possibly not, if you accept that this is a guideline and not a rule. Many of the classic matches do genuinely work. Bear in mind, though, that sauces and sides change the balance.

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