Anthony Rose was the wine correspondent of The Independent from start in 1986 to finish in 2016 of the print version. Since leaving The Independent, he has written two books, Sake and the Wines of Japan (Infinite Ideas, 2018 and, Fizz! Champagne and Sparkling Wines of the World (Infinite Ideas 2021). Today he contributes to publications that include Decanter Magazine, The World of Fine Wine and the Oxford Companion to Wine and he is the Decanter World Wine Awards chair for Southern Italy. Anthony has won a number of awards and is a founding member of The Wine Gang (www.thewinegang.com) and is on Twitter at @anthonyrosewine. He lives in London and is a keen amateur cook and photographer.