Delighted to report that Jim Budd, English writer famous for his loud shirts and his deep and ever-growing knowledge of the Loire Valley and its wines, has won an award from the French.
Jim is currently in Angers where the annual professional trade fair Salon des Vins de Loire is taking place. He has just learnt that he is the winner of the Journalist’s category of the Wine Blog Trophy organised by the Salon. Whilst there Jim’s also sniffing out new wine producers, restaurants and places to stay for the five Loire guides featured at Wine Travel Guides.
Jim only launched his blog, Jim’s Loire, a few months ago, but he has somehow managed to post an interesting piece almost every day. The blog is a treasure trove for passionate lovers of Loire wines and anyone intending to visit the region for several days should not only arm themselves with our guides, but dip into his blog too.