18 Days Ago the Lives of all Chileans Changed, TGIC Importers Wants to do Their Part

Mar 16, 2010, 11:47 ET from TGIC Importers, Inc.

LOS ANGELES, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Alex Guarachi sits at the helm of TGIC Importers, Inc.  As President and CEO, Alex has vowed to help his native country in their time of need by pledging an immediate $50,000 donation toward relief efforts.  In addition, TGIC Importers has already launched a consumer awareness program in which the company will donate a portion of their proceeds from every bottle sold of Montes and Santa Ema wines in the months of March, April, and May to help rebuild Chile; TGIC expects this effort to raise another $50,000. These funds will go directly to a Chilean Earthquake Relief Fund. To learn more, please visit www.tgicimporters.com

On February 27, 2010, the earth shook, killing more than 800 people and leaving an estimated two-million people in Chile homeless.  The destruction will continue to be felt for many years to come. With repair estimates hovering in the billions of dollars, then (Chilean) President Michelle Bachelet called the devastation, "an emergency unparalleled in the history of Chile."


TGIC Importers, Inc.

23035 Ventura Blvd Woodland Hills Ca  91364

Alex Guarachi, President and CEO


Proceeds from every bottle sold of Montes and Santa Ema wines to a Chilean Earthquake Relief Fund


Shawn Loggins


(818) 225-5100 x241

About TGIC For starters, TGIC stands for Thank God It's Chilean.  What began 25 years ago as a wine import company with only a single Chilean winery in their portfolio, is now one of the largest importers of South American wine. While the company's beginnings were small, their dreams were big and today their portfolio has grown to include the finest wineries and representing the best winemakers, not only from Chile, but Argentina, France, Italy, Australia, New Zealand and California as well.  

About Alex Guarachi Alex Guarachi hails from Santiago, Chile and made his way to the United States in the 1970's.  Upon arrival, he noticed that the wines from his native South American country were nowhere to be found. The entrepreneur vowed to change that and TGIC was born.  

SOURCE TGIC Importers, Inc.