DWWA 2013 Loire Judging Panel
Jim Budd moved from education to wine in 1988 and has contributed to Decanter since 1989. He is editor of Circle Update, the newsletter of the Circle of Wine Writers. He continues to expose the dangers of drinks investment on his award-winning website investdrinks.org, which now has a complementary blog, investdrinksblog.blogspot.com and in May he launched a code for wine investment. His other blog is the award-winning Jim’s Loire, and he is one of the five members of Les 5 du Vin blog. He also contributes to Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book and is a keen photographer, especially in the Loire.