Charlie Arturaola is a highly experienced wine appraiser, whom I’ve had the pleasure of working with. Charlie has been a resource to many insurance companies, such as Chubb, Chartis and Fireman’s Fund, and has been instrumental in the managing of wine claims ranging from $50,000 to $2,200,000. Charlie has also provided wine appraisal services to some of my clients with extensive wine collections.
— Marivel Andreu, VP, Managing Director / U.S. & Latin America Office, Celedinas Insurance Group
It is my pleasure to renew my best congratulations for your International Wine & Spirits Award as Communicator of the Year 2012. Your new website is a testimonial of the human passion for the magic universe of vineyards and wines that has always distinguished you!
— Roberto Pighin / Fernando Pighin & Figli S. Agr. A R. L.
I have known Charlie Artiuraola for over 20 years. He is one of the most knowledgable wine experts and a most engaging speaker in the wine business. He can effectively reach literally everyone in the wine world because of the above and his rare ability to speak over 5 languages. He is one of the treasures of the wine business!
— Philip di Belardino / Banfi Vintners & Excelsior Wines
Charlie is one of the most talented, highly-spirited individuals I have encountered in my life. He is always thinking and creating new projects. Due to his activities as communicator, most people tend to forget he is one of the most refined wine critics in America. The wine community is very grateful for his passion about wine and all of us involved in it. We, in wine, need a handful of Charlies to be able to express the beauty of wine and promote wine to the world.
— José Manuel Ortega, Chairman / O. Fournier Group
Charlie Arturaola has been an important figure in wine for as long as I can remember. His passion for wine is contagious- spending time with him, sitting in one of his speaking engagements, hearing his stories- one cannot walk away from Charlie without having a newly invigorated passion for wine themselves. His infectious smile, warm demeanor, and vibrant enthusiasm make one want more- to be around him when tasting makes the wine tastes even better. I consider myself very fortunate as Charlie continues to participate as a Judge at the annual American Fine Wine Competition- now entering its 6th year. Charlie is legendary and I am privileged to also call him my friend.
— Shari Gherman, President & Co-founder / American Fine Wine Competition
We love Charlie! He’s authentic, charismatic and has a strong passion for wine. Charlie’s love for every aspect of the wine business is apparent and contagious. He has a wonderful personality and is a wealth of knowledge. He’s traveled the world and spreads his enthusiasm and interests wherever he goes. When we met him he was the Wine Director at a resort in South Florida. A few years later, we were worked on panels with him and now he is a world known movie star.
— Michael & Stephanie Honig
Charlie Arturaola’s life is wine. His passion is wine. Even his dreams are about wine. His unique ability is to harness his dreams, passion, enthusiasm and knowledge and share it effectively with everyone from the wine novice to the jaded industry expert. After a tasting or a class with Charlie, the novice is totally inspired and the expert once again remembers why they fell for wine in the first place. And that’s a damn impressive feat!
— Michael Bonadies