The Decanter Power List 2013
35 Allen Meadows (40)
Writer and publisher, Burghound.com, 59
Meadows is one of the world’s most respected Burgundy commentators, and his influence is increasing as the region becomes more important in the secondary market. A former financial executive, he spends half the year in Burgundy, and takes care to list villages as well as grands crus, with a section of the quarterly updated Burghound. com catering for Burgundy lovers on a budget. Burghound.com also covers US Pinot Noir and Champagne. It’s a family enterprise, with wife Erica, son Chris and daughter Mackenzie doing their share.