After graduating with a degree in journalism from the Universidad de Chile
in Santiago, Patricio Tapia attended Bordeaux University in France, where he studied
for a diploma in wine tasting and winemaking. Since then, he has visited wine regions
around the world and authored several books, including his annual Descorchados,
a Chilean wine guide; The Wines of Colchagua Valley; TodoVino; and Wines for
Great Occasions. Tapia is also the South American correspondent for The Oxford
Companion to Wine, The World Atlas of Wine and Oz Clarke's Pocket Wine Book.
For the past three years, he's been a host on the El Gourmet channel in South America.
At Wine & Spirits, Tapia is the critic for the wines of Argentina, Chile
and Spain, and regularly contributes articles on these regions.
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