The world renowned Sommelier and Wine Educator Charlie Arturaola has an impressive palate. He continues to work with the best and most prestigious eno-gastronomic names. Charlie is available for engagements and services in the following areas.
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Charlie has appraised private cellars as the expert for Chartis, Chubb and Fireman’s Fund Insurance companies, to mention just a few clients. Need an inventory and appraisal? Looking to find rare wines or just increase the depth and breadth of your cellar? Insure your wine collection against unexpected damage.
He can be found making appearances at the most famous wine festivals, including the Boston Wine Experience, the NYC Wine Experience, the Slow Food Golden Glass Wine Competition in San Francisco, the Jackson Hole Wine Auction, and the Aspen Food & Wine Classic.
He has been featured as a speaker at FENAVIN in Spain, at Paladar do Brasil in Sao Paulo, at VinItaly in Verona and the Miami International Wine Fair. He is the founding Sommelier of the Masters of Food & Wine at the Park Hyatt Mendoza, Argentina.
He has been a judge at the London based International Wine and Spirit Challenge, the American Fine Wine Competition and the Argentine Wine Awards.
In addition to judging, teaching and speaking, Charlie has written articles for USA Weekend Wine Watch, the Art of The Times in Los Angeles, Wines From Spain, E-Catas in Spain and Diario del Vino, Mexico. He wrote the prologue and the preface of “Este Vino es Bueno?,” a book by Joaquin Parra, coming out in Spain in March 2011.
Arturaola starred in the movie, El Camino del Vino. It is a fictionalized documentary based on his life, filmed in Mendoza, Argentina and Montevideo, Uruguay. El Camino del Vino, The Ways of Wine, recently won the prestigious FIPRESCI (Federacion Internacional de la Prensa Cinematografica) at the Mar del Plata Film Festival in November 2010. Charlie is currently working on a TV pilot based on the film and a second film in in discussion.