Jim Budd is Regional Chair for the Loire at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2024.
Jim Budd moved from education to wine in 1988 and has written for Decanter since 1989.
Jim is the former editor (1991-2015) of Circle Update, the newsletter of the Circle of Wine Writers. He writes his own blog and is one of the five members of the Les 5 du Vin blog. Jim also exposes the dangers of drinks investment on his website and Decanter.
He also contributed to Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book, Wine Behind the Label and the Academie du Vin.
Jim is a keen photographer – especially in the Loire.
He was first a DWWA regional chair in 2004.
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