You may know Patricio Tapia as this magazine’s critic for the wines of South America and Spain. In South America, he’s best known for Descorchados, his annual guide to the wines of Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay. Now available in English as an e-book, the 2016 Guide covers nearly 3,500 wines, from well-known, high-performing names like Concha y Toro to the latest garagistes, like Maitía in Chile or Tres 14 in Argentina, with background information on each region and winery as well as top-performing bottles. Descorchar mean ‘to uncork’ in Spanish; grab your corkscrew and get tasting.
Descorchados Wine Guide 2016, by Patricio Tapia, $9.95 at guiadescorchados.cl