For professional purposes the author, Julian Wiseman, can be contacted by email via the username “jdaw1” (the last character of which is the digit one, not the letter el), which is at the domain name “jdawiseman.com”, or on his UK mobile +44 7768 95 0123.
The author commenced employment in the financial markets in 1992, since when he has worked for J.P. Morgan, Credit Suisse First Boston, the Bank of England, The Rohatyn Group (an emerging-market hedge fund in New York), and most recently as the Head of UK Rates Strategy at Société Générale in London.
The author’s only book (so far), Pricing Money: A Beginner’s Guide to Money, Bonds, Futures and Swaps, was published by Wiley in 2001. Of this, Chapter 1: Money Markets and the Table of Contents are also published at jdawiseman.com. Pricing Money is available from Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com, Amazon.fr, and other bookshops: cite ISBN 978-0-471-48700-5.
The author is British and lives in London. He is married to Mrs MaryAnne Wiseman, née Shiozawa, a chiropractor formerly practising in Manhattan. They have three children, Sophia, Maximilian, and Anastasia, born in 2006, 2009, and 2011.
The author is editor jdaw1 at dmoz.org, also known as the Open Directory Project. There is plenty that needs doing: become an editor yourself.
In February 2009 the author was voted into the membership of the Coney Island Polar Bear Club.
A co-author and I are attempting to make a list of every vintage port ever made (‘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 lists or invoices, diaries, correspondence, or other papers mentioning particular vintage ports. Please, if that’s you, contact me. We promise to handle archives gently.
If you lack old cellar books but still wish to help, please retweet this tweet.
Drafts of chapters are, slowly, being published at PortVintages.com.
The author’s usual digital handle is “jdaw1”, as used on Twitter; The Open Directory Project; and ThePortForum.com.
Constructive criticism, praise or other comments about any of the essays on jdawiseman.com are welcome.
New essays are announced on twitter. It is expected that tweets will be infrequent.
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