About: Allen Meadows
- Role : Teaching Scholar
- Website : http://www.Burghound.com
- 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, Burghound.com. It was initially devoted exclusively to the coverage of the wines of Burgundy and later added extensive U. S. pinot noir coverage and Champagne.
Burghound.com 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.
Subscribers can search by vintage, score, producer, appellation, issue number or region and there are also options to search by “Top Value” (~$50 wines mostly Bourgogne and Villages), “Don’t Miss” (best wines rated regardless of price), or Sweet Spot” (excellent value at an intermediate level ~$50-~$125) and subscribers conduct millions of searches each year. Meadows spends over five months a year in Burgundy and visits more than 300 domaines during that time. Hailed as “the world’s foremost Burgundy expert” by acclaimed author Matt Kramer, Meadows published his first book, The Pearl of the Côte—the Great Wines of VosneRomanée. In this 350-page expedition through Vosne-Romanée, the legendary region aptly referred to as “the Pearl of the Côte”, Meadows guides the reader through each of the grand and premier crus. With rich and fascinating historical coverage and detail, even Burgundy lovers from novice to connoisseur will reap pivotal This beautifully crafted masterpiece includes original and detailed maps of the vineyards as well as vividly artistic photographs that make readers feel they are walking through the vineyards alongside the author. Esteemed wine critic, Clive Coates writes, “Today his quarterly review on the wines in the cask is clearly the best there is on the region, and I strongly recommend it. I can also vehemently commend this book to you. It is written with verve, it is totally up to date and, as far as I can see free of factual errors…Bravo!”
“Mr. Meadows has both metaphorically and literally dug himself into what makes Burgundy the greatest of wines—in every sense of the term, he’s got his hands dirty…I finished this big book feeling I had spent a long time in the company of a wise and knowledgeable author, with a great sense of perspective,” states Philip Abrams, longtime Burgophile. As well as its rave reviews, Pearl quickly earned the respect and admiration of readers in almost every US state and over 60 countries.
Pearl is available through www.BurghoundBooks.com
Learn more about Burghound.com by visiting www.Burghound.com