Patricio Tapia

Decanter Magazine, South America Expert & DWWA Regional Chair

Patricio Tapia graduated with a degree in journalism from the Universidad de Chile in Santiago, before attending Bordeaux University in France, where he studied for a diploma in wine tasting and winemaking. He was the Regional Chair for Argentina at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2019 and he stepped in as joint-Regional Chair for Spain during the DWWA 2018. He is the wine critic for Argentina, Chile and Spain in Wine & Spirits magazine, and has been a host on the El Gourmet TV channel in South America. He has written several books, including The Wines of Colchagua Valley, TodoVino, Wines for Great Occasions, and his annual Descorchados, a guide to the wines of Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.