About Chie Gatchalian
Chie is the woman behind 5 ½ Twists, a wine education business she put up in 2013 to bring wine and spirits “down to earth.” She started hosting “talking and tasting” classes in the comforts of her clients’ homes and offices. Her 1 ½ hour tasting parties teach basic to advanced wine tasting classes- from learning about the 7 noble grapes to writing basic tasting notes- in a fun and non-threatening environment. Her passion for wine was fueled by her travels, especially her trips to various vineyards in South Africa, Italy, Greece and France. Chie is a WSET Level 4 Diploma candidate and also hold a certification from Bordeaux L’Ecole Du Vin Chie is currently based in Bangkok, Thailand with her family but still manages to teach her classes in different cities in Asia. Prior to Thailand, Chie lived in Hong Kong, Vietnam and New York.