Jim Budd is Regional Chair for the Loire at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2023.
Jim Budd moved from education to wine in 1988 and has written for Decanter since 1989.
He is the former editor (1991-2015) of Circle Update, the newsletter of the Circle of Wine Writers. He writes the award-winning www.jimsloire.blogspot.com and is one of the five members of the Les 5 du Vin blog. Budd exposes the dangers of drinks investment on his award-winning www.investdrinks.org website, and complementary www.investdrinks-blog.blogspot.com blog.
He also contributes to Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book, Wine Behind the Label and the Academie du Vin.
Budd is a keen photographer – especially in the Loire.
Budd was first a DWWA judge in 2004 and has chaired the Loire panel ever since.
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