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What’s hot in Chile with Marcelo Pino

March 4, 2013

As Chile’s most-talked about young sommelier, Marcelo Pino is making a name for himself in the industry after winning Best Sommelier in Chile in 2011 among other accolades. Born in the coastal surf town of Pichilemu, Marcelo started his journey into wine through food. After training as a chef and swapping food for wine with […]

 
 

Interview: Hector Vergara

February 4, 2013

As one of the greatest authorities on Chilean wine, and Latin America’s only Master Sommelier, it was a natural choice to have Hector Vergara as a judge for this year’s Annual Wines of Chile Awards (AWOCA). He accompanied a largely Asian panel to taste and score 615 wines in different categories and was a returning judge […]

 
 

Interview: Fong Yee Walker

January 25, 2013

As one of the judges for this year’s Annual Wines of Chile Awards (AWOCA), Fong Yee Walker from China shares with us her perspective on Chilean wine in an interview with Amanda Barnes. Having grown up in China and England, Fong Yee is a Wine Educator and has been an international judge for wine competitions […]

 
 

Interview: Yumi Tanabe

January 25, 2013

As one of Japan’s leading wine consultants and specialized wine writers, Yumi Tanabe was invited to form part of this year’s Annual Wines of Chile Awards (AWOCA) judging panel. She has her own wine school teaching throughout different cities in Japan and has written a handful of wine books. Amanda Barnes interviews her to find […]

 
 
 

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