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Dawn wowed the London restaurant scene as a sommelier in some of the capital’s hottest spots, including Zuma, The Square and The Ledbury before joining Selfridges as head wine and spirits buyer. In 2015, she became head buyer at TWE, and she’s also a Master (‘Mistress, actually…’) of Wine.

Which Rosé Champagne should I be drinking?

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Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and since all things pink have become the symbol of the season, we thought we’d choose some of our favourite fizzes. Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé Champagne This is a perennial favourite, and…

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Why should I be drinking Rosé Champagne?

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Over the last two decades the rise in popularity of rosé, in all forms, has been phenomenal. Now everywhere you turn drinks are turning pink – pink gin, pink wine, pink sparkling. I have even…

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Drinks trends for 2018

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The Whisky Exchange’s head buyer, Dawn Davies MW, spends more time than most seeking out new and exciting drinks. Here are her picks for the top trends of 2018… 2018 is a year for change….

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Hibernation Gin – taking botanicals to the next level

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Let’s be honest: we’ve ended up in gin overload, haven’t we? On average, we get sent information on more than 50 new gins every month, and that’s in addition to the 450 gins we already…

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My favourite women in the drinks world

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Today is International Women’s Day, so what better way to show our support than by looking at the way women have shaped our industry over the years. I started out in the industry more than…

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South African wine – the new frontier

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South African wine has always held a place in my heart – while on holiday there, I had my first-ever tasting. Those were the days of swallow not spit…there was no assessment of the wines…

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