Anthony Rose

Anthony Rose writes a column about wine for The Independent.

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Anthony Rose: It's a shame Portuguese wine isn't better known and appreciated in the UK

One of the more pleasurable tasks I've undertaken this year was judging at the Concurso Vinhos de Portugal in Lisbon. Portugal is still widely associated with Port and Madeira in some minds, so it would be no exaggeration to say that the tasting was a revelation for two reasons.

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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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