(NM) When it comes to the wines of Burgundy, there is really no alternative in terms of passion, knowledge and excitement to Allen Meadows. He spends more than four months a year visiting, researching, tasting, exploring and evaluating Burgundy! Since 2001 he is publishing quarterly review of the wines out this remarkably area on burghound.com. He is delivering content to the subscribers of his issues in more than 50 countries and nearly all 50 US states. Beside Burgundy, he covers Pinot Noir from Oregon and California as well. Actually, we are very glad to see that German Spätburgunder is getting more and more of his attention at the moment, after he is hosting a tasting in Singapore called „The rise of Spätburgunder – German Pinot Noir the equal of Burgundy“ in April this year. Our thanks also go to Allens lovely wife Erica Meadows, helping us to get in contact with him and finally get Allens thoughts on our 13 questions and statements.
So here we go: Allens answers as usual in bold.
1.) Drink more wines that make meals more enjoyable.
2.) Armageddon Scenario: My last bottle of wine would be 1945 Romanée-Conti, with …the love of my life because having two such beautiful things would make this last day worthy of one’s last day.
3.) My first WoW-wine was the 1967 Richebourg from the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti.
4.) I had the most evil hangover after drinking too much Absolut Vodka.
5.) The most stupid prejudice of wine is the riper the fruit, the better the wine.
6.) Without any wine I would now be an unfulfilled financial executive.
7.) Winegimmick: I could not live without my old school Laguiole corkscrew anymore.
8.) Wine and artichokes are a no-go.
9.) Mum and dad would not be very happy if I would be perpetually drunk nowadays.
10.) I would love to drink one glass too much of wine with wine writer and author Matt Kramer.
11.) Much more attention should be paid to appellations such as Monthelie, Fixin, Marsannay, Auxey-Duresses, Chorey-lès-Beaune and St. Aubin.
12.) Many Napa cabs and garagiste Bordeaux (though not all) are totally overrated .
13.) A wine blog in general is only as good as the quality of the discourse.
Thank you very much for your answers Allen! To be honest, I never heard of regions like Monthelie, Fixin, Marsannay, Auxey-Duresses and Chorey-lès-Beaune. It should be much harder to find wines out of this regions than buying a bottle of Absolut Vodka or some artichokes. And I also think that if we face the Armageddon scenario one day, you will be prepared for this very last day! Well, a 1945 Romanée-Conti is sometimes easier to find than the love of one’s life … 😉
If someone wants to know all about the area and the wines of Vosne-Romanée, we highly recommend Allen’s first book called „The Pearl of the Côte„. A perfect Christmas gift for all the wine lovers out there.
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