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James Doidge MW

James Doidge MW

Became an MW 2021

Based in United Kingdom

Nationality British

Languages English, French, German


James is the buyer and managing director at specialist importer, the Wine Treasury in London, where over the last 20 years, he has developed a particular speciality in the wines of North America. He graduated in French and German at Durham University but believes his childhood holidays spent in the Beaujolais and the south of France did more for his wine career than the study of 17th-century French tragedy or German Expressionist theatre. In contrast, his introduction to the Napa Valley in his early days as a West-End casino wine buyer was career-changing. He lives in Hampshire, where he is often to be found somewhere on a road bike.

Current employer: The Wine Treasury Ltd.

Primary area(s) of work: Trade

Industry sector(s): Agency/Importer, Business owner, Off trade, On trade, Wine judge

Wine region expertise: California, France, Oregon, Washington

Specialisms: Distribution, Independent retail, Restaurant wines, Wine judging