Allen Meadows

About: Allen Meadows

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  • Role : Teaching Scholar
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  • Experience : Wine critic & publisher
  • Specialist in : Burgundy & Oregon Pinot noir wines

Allen Meadows was a finance executive for over 20 years holding a variety of positions including senior vice president for Great Western Financial where he spear-headed the mergers and acquisitions and specialized finance departments. In 1999 he elected to retire to author a book on the subject of Burgundy, his long-time passion and obsession.

The book project evolved to become an extensive quarterly review, It was initially devoted exclusively to the coverage of the wines of Burgundy and later added extensive U. S. pinot noir coverage and Champagne. was the first of its kind to offer specialized, and more importantly, exhaustive coverage of a specific wine region/grape and pioneered the online format. This highly respected and critically acclaimed quarterly publication has subscribers in more than 64 countries and nearly all 50 states. Subscribers have access to a fully searchable database of more than 77,000 of Meadows’ tasting notes with recommended drinking windows for present day vintages all the way back to 1845.

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