Mauricio Vignes has been declared the Best Young Sommelier 2019 in Chile in a contest organized by the Sommeliers Association of Chile (Escuela de Sommeliers de Chile). Dixie Martínez claimed second place and María Lucía Fernández third place in a field of 16 contestants.
The day was also dedicated to the 1st Sommelier DATE which included a wine fair with more than 40 Chilean wineries and more than 500 professionals from the Chilean wine industry. There was a seminar on “Great examples of Chilean D.O”. Also of note was a fascinating panel debate on “the Challenge of Chilean Wine Diversity,” featuring Ricardo Grellet, president of the Chilean Sommelier Association, among others.