Curriculum Vitae

Karel Meesters, Vintage 1957, The Netherlands,
Started brewing beer and making wine in 1974,
1978 study Biology at Groningen State University
Attending countless wine tastings, buying wine
for cellaring, mainly from vintage 1978 on.
writing evaluations on wine books for libraries,
literature research on viticulture at the University,
1987 Cum Laude graduation in Biology
1987 start Enoconsult, writing articles on wine
selecting wines for wine shops, writing mailings,
1991-1995 regular wine feature on regional radio,
developing wine classification system for chain of wine shops,
tasting and characterization of wines for sales purposes,
1991 - .... editing dutch translations of many books of e.g. Hugh Johnson
(Wine Atlas, Pocket Wine Book, etc.), Jancis Robinson
(Vines Grapes & Wines), Broadbent (Wine tasting), etc.
Writing articles on wine and technique in wine magazins,
making wine selections and writing mailings for medium sized
importers, setting up and maintaining web sites.
1993 writing a lexicon on wine (Prisma van de Wijn, “Het Spectrum”)
1997 second revised edition (Meesters Wijnlexicon “Het Spectrum”)
2000 translation in German by Hallwag (Taschenlexikon des Weins)
November 2003 on the internet
December 2004 completely revised 4th edition
(Karel Meesters Wijnlexicon "Het Spectrum").
February 2007 Could not resist starting importing small quantities
of a few wines with exceptionally good quality, real character
and above all an affordable price.

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