At the DWWA 2018 Patricio Tapia will act as Joint Regional Chair for Spain with Pedro Ballesterros Torres MW

Patricio Tapia

Since Patricio Tapia has been the Spanish correspondent for Wines & Spirits for 15 years, and travels to Spain about 4 times a year, he will be stepping into the role of Joint Regional Chair for Spain at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2018, covering for Ferran Centelles for this year.

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.

Currently, he is Wine & Spirits’ critic for the wines of Argentina, Chile and Spain, regularly contributing articles on these regions, and for the past nine years Tapia has been a host on the El Gourmet channel in South America.

His career has seen him visit wine regions around the world, and he has authored several books, including The Wines of Colchagua Valley, TodoVino, Wines for Great Occasions, and his annual Descorchados, an Argentine, Chilean and Uruguayan wine guide, published in both Spanish and English. Tapia was first a DWWA judge in 2013.