Home News > October 2018 > D&D London announced as SWA Restaurant Partner

The Sommelier Wine Awards (SWA), in conjunction with Imbibe, has announced they will be partnering with D&D London as official Restaurant Partner for the 2019 competition.

Various SWA masterclasses held throughout the year, training the judging team of sommeliers on new styles appearing and new categories will be held at some of the group’s incredible venues.

The diverse range of restaurants, bars and hotels in the D&D portfolio have grown to be some of the country’s most celebrated venues with a focus on exceptional food and drink. It is evident how important the wine offering is, with a number of top sommeliers in their talented team and dedicated wine shops across London.

SWA are delighted that a number of the wine experts across D&D London will be joining the judging panel for 2019, bringing even more knowledge to the competition.

Diana Rollan, Group Head of Beverage for D&D London and Senior Judge for SWA, comments: “We are delighted to support SWA. At D&D London we love our wines, we have very diverse lists in our restaurants and a very talented team of sommeliers, many of who are already part of the SWA judging panel.

“The awards are an established and well recognised competition, so we feel this partnership is a natural fit for us. We are conscious there is a need to promote and support the hospitality industry and feel our partnership can encourage wine quality and consumption within the on-trade wine industry.”

SWA Deputy Competition Director, Micaela Martins Ferreira, said: “I am extremely proud to be welcoming D&D London as our Restaurant Partner. Their venues, wine offering and team are second to none and I’m delighted to have some of the UK’s finest palates joining our strong panel of sommeliers.”