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Essays by category: • Structure of financial markets; • Electoral systems; • Pricing Money; • other essays; • short URLs.
New essays are announced on twitter. It is expected that tweets will be infrequent.
Vintage Port: a request for help. Each producer makes (‘declares’) Vintage Port in some years and not in others. E.g., most of the main port houses, during twentieth century, declared about one year in four. A co-author and I are attempting to make a list of every vintage port ever declared, starting from the beginning in the late eighteeth century. Alas, official pre-World War II and nineteenth-century records are incomplete, so we are also looking at other sources. It might be that some readers of jdawiseman.com possess (copies of) cellar books, menus, wine-merchant invoices, diaries, correspondence, or other papers mentioning particular vintage ports. Please, if that’s you, contact me. We promise to handle archives gently. (This follows a similar request published in the New York Review of Books of 22nd October 2009; and another request on twitter.)
Effective Sept 2013, drafts of chapters are being published on PortVintages.com. Feedback welcomed.
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Archiving. By permission of the author, the British Library makes archive copies of jdawiseman.com, seemingly biannually, though published after a delay. There are also copies at the Wayback Machine. Those wishing to link to a particular version of a page are asked to link a copy on one of these two websites, rather than re-publishing content taken from jdawiseman.com.