(Photo courtesy of Barcelona Wine Bar)

Tim was born in Pittsburgh. When he was 15, he drove to California. In 1971, he received an AFS scholarship to spend senior year of high school in Madrid, Spain. He attended Yale College and started to learn about politics and economics.

In 1974, he caught a freighter to Portugal, where - just by chance - he was in the Revolution of the Carnations. From 1976 until 1978, he attended the Universidad of Barcelona where he studied economics. He worked as a researcher for books on the Bay of Pigs and the Spanish Civil War.

From 1982 to 1989, he was a wine salesman in New York City and Connecticut. In 1989, he founded a company devoted to importing and distributing Spanish wines. From 1992 to 2003, he was the sales manager of Slocum & Sons, the biggest wine distributor in Connecticut.

In 2003, he founded Ultramar Wine Brokerage.

Tim Chegwidden
P.O. Box 206797
New Haven, CT 06520
+1 203 668 3148