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The Sommelier Wine Awards (SWA) has partnered with ETM Group for the 2020 competition.

The diverse group of venues across London will be home to various SWA masterclasses held throughout the year, as the competition’s official restaurant partner.

Since it was founded in 2000, ETM has transformed from a group of smart city gastro pubs, into a collection of eclectic venues across London, many of which are food-led pubs and restaurants with a real focus on quality for their food and drink offering.

Just some of their celebrated venues include The Jugged Hare, Chiswell Street Dining Rooms, premier rooftop bar Aviary, and One Canada Square.

The first SWA workshop for 2020 took place last week at One Canada Square Restaurant and Bar, with senior judges exploring English sparkling varieties and no/low abv wines whilst overlooking bustling Canary Wharf.

Guillaume Mahaut, ETM Group Wine Buyer and Senior Judge for SWA, comments: “Partnering with SWA is a real honour and a privilege for ETM Group. Having judged for this competition for many years I understand and have seen first-hand its expertise and quality of judgment in providing a great selection of wines. It’s a great asset, particularly for those groups who do not have necessarily the expertise or time to have a dedicated buyer to select their wine list. We look forward to working with one another.”

SWA Competition Director, Micaela Martins Ferreira, said: “I am so excited to be welcoming ETM Group as our restaurant partner this year. Wine buying is something that happens in all types of venue from high-end restaurants to gastro pubs across the country, and to have our events taking place in some of the best in London, whose wine offering is so strong, is a real honour.”