Anthony Rose

Anthony Rose writes a column about wine for The Independent.

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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.

Wine: Something for the weekend

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2009 Santa Rita Medalla Real Carmenère, Leyda Valley

Wine: Something for the weekend

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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.

Wine: Something for the weekend

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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.

Wine: Something for the weekend

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Wine: Something for the weekend

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2012 El Patito Feo Garnacha Graciano, Navarra

Anthony Rose: 'The Voyage' appealed not only to the palate but also to the soul

Occasionally, but not that often, a wine tasting comes along that not only appeals to the palate and the mind, but to the soul, too. So it was with 'The Voyage', a wine tasting showcasing quality Mediterranean growers' wines put on by the Theatre of Wine shops with importers Vino Nostro and Eclectic Wines.

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