Master of Ceremonies

IPNC 2017 Master of Ceremonies

ALLEN MEADOWS, Burghound.com, California

Allen Meadows founded Burghound.com in 1999, the first resource of its kind to offer specialized and exhaustive coverage of a specific wine region and grape. Allen spends over five months a year in Burgundy visiting more than 300 domaines. His quarterly reviews have subscribers in over 64 countries and nearly all 50 states. In addition to Burgundy, Allen covers Oregon and California Pinot noir, along with Champagne. Hailed as “the world’s foremost Burgundy expert” by acclaimed author Matt Kramer, Allen published his first book, “The Pearl of the Côte- the Great Wines of Vosne-Romanée” in 2010. In March 2017, it was released in e-book format. Recently, Burghound released the Burgundy Essentials Audio Series, a nearly ten-hour, seven-part program created specifically for all wine lovers, from the casual wine enthusiast to the seasoned pro. This three-year project was expressly designed to demystify what is a highly complex and even intimidating wine region, while enhancing the knowledge of those already well immersed in their Burgundy education.