Christopher Fielden is the author of numerous books on wine, including Serving Wine; Burgundy, Vines and Wines (with John Arlott; 1976); Harvey’s Pocket Book of Wine (1981); The Sainsbury’s Book of Wine (1982); Alsace Wines (with Pamela Vandyke Price; 1984); Wine (1988); White Burgundy (1988); Is This the Wine You Ordered Sir? (1989); A Dynasty in Drink (1994); Exploring Wines and Spirits (2001); The Wines of Argentina, Chile and Latin America (2003). Jim Budd changed careers in 1988 when he went from education to wine. Since then he has written for a wide variety of magazines and newspapers, including Decanter (since early 1989), Harpers Wine & Spirit Weekly, Off Licence News, Taste, Wine & Spirit International, The Financial Times, The Independent and Independent on Sunday. He is a contributing editor to Wine Business Insider and also contributes to Wine Business Monthly. In 1991 he began editing Circle Update, the newsletter of the Circle of Wine Writers, and has just produced issue number 71. His book Appreciating Fine Wines was published in 1996 and was subsequently shortlisted for the André Simon Award. He was general editor for Great Wine Tours of the World (2002) and has contributed to Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Guide, The Global Encyclopaedia of Wine, Oz Clarke's Pocket Wine Guide, Oz Clarke's CD-ROM, and Oz Clarke Wine Atlas. In 1997 he received the Prix du Champagne Lanson Noble Cuvée Award for his investigation into Champagne for the Millennium investment scams, and continues to expose the dangers of drinks investment on his award-winning web site www.investdrinks.org. He has travelled widely and visited many of the world's vineyards.
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