Jim Budd

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