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Davis departs Drinks International after 13 years

05 March, 2020

Christian Davis has stepped down as editor of Drinks International after 13 years on the magazine.

Today, March 5, will be his last day in office and during his time in charge of the magazine, Drinks International  grew commercially and editorially, seeing the launch of The World’s 50 Best Bars, The World’s Most Admired Champanges, The World’s Most Admired Wine Brands and the Brands Report.

Davis is not necessarily retiring from the drinks scene. In his place comes, Martin Green, who joins from his role as editor at Drinks Retailing News.

Hamish Smith, bars editor at Drinks International and editor of CLASS, said: "Christian’s departure from Drinks International feels like the end of an era. His 40-year career in journalism witnessed it all - great technological change, title consolidation, and the birth of online. Christian weathered it all, taking everything in his stride.

"He started at the South London Press, winding his way through titles such as Morning Advertiser, Publican, Catering Magazine, Convenience Store, Harpers Wine & Spirits and a 13-year tenure at Drinks International.

“You can't replace that kind of experience and Christian will be sorely missed as a figurehead of this grand old title, a friend and one of the best bosses you could hope to have. Thankfully we haven't seen the back of him - an Indian Summer of freelancing awaits.”

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