My Wine Story II – Chapter anecdotes

My Wine Story II – Chapter anecdotes

The purpose of 2011 My Wine Story is that all Argentina’s wineries tell, in no more than 150 words, all kinds of anecdotes: personal, related to harvests, vintages, travels, fairs, wine launches, business meetings, among others.

Works must be sent from 12th September to 7th October. Consumers will vote the best anecdote by clicking the “Like” button on Facebook, appearing at the bottom of each note. The deadline to vote is Friday, 21st October, 2011, at 12 pm (Argentina). The anecdote getting the highest number of “Like” will be the winner.

The award ceremony will offer surprises and a great party in mid-November.

Click here to download entry form.

For further information, please contact Pablo Ponce (pponce@areadelvino.com).

  • A prophecy for Malbec

    In 1994, I had the opportunity to meet Robert Mondavi (1913 – 2008) and his wife Magrit. Legendary and visionary winemaker of Napa Valley.
    In 1991, he had developed a great red wine called Opus One, a blend whose composition has a small proportion of Malbec.
    He made an unexpected visit to the Peñaflor winery and [...]

  • Glasses in the tank

    This story is based on the experience of our winemaker, Matias, in a major Spanish winery.
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    “In this winery, presses were drained into 1,000 liters casks. During the harvest of the white wines, we were tasting the must, when the owner of the winery dropped his glasses in the casks. He decided to take off his [...]

  • I’ll tell you my secret …

    When I started high-school, my plan was to study Medicine and therefore I chose a technical school, to master Chemistry. During the last year, I studied for 6 months with a teacher to enter the Faculty of Medicine. Due to this effort, I was accepted.
    A few days before I finished the last year of high-school, [...]

  • “Papán like Champán” – The anecdote of the Bodega Piattelly’s winemaker

    “My relationship with wine started before childhood. When I was only a baby, my first word was no ‘papa’ (dad), but ‘papán’ (for Champán, Champagne’s pronunciation in Argentina). My father was a renowned winemaker who excelled in sparkling wines. My early years went by among vineyards and wineries with my sister and cousins.
    I studied at [...]

  • Patagonian style rack of ribs

    In 1999 Julio Viola, Pepe Barría and Marcelo Miras, today President and managers of the winery respectively, usually received investors to tell them about the new wine producing area. Once, a group of Spanish people participated in one of those meetings, looking forward to learning more about the project and enjoying the famous Argentine asado. [...]



  • Juancito, did you get it?

    When we empty and clean the pneumatic press, we have to place it face down, so as the operator can brush the remaining…

  • “Papán like Champán” – The anecdote of the Bodega Piattelly’s winemaker

    “My relationship with wine started before childhood. When I was only a baby, my first word was no ‘papa’ (dad), but ‘papán’ (for…

  • The first “Oscar” for an Argentine wine

    It was March 1987 when the technical staff of the Nacari cooperative, now part of La Riojana Coop., decided to send a sample of…

  • Silvina´s dream

    We were in Mendoza. The deed had been signed; we were owners of our first family vineyards. I went to bed very excited. Luckily,…

  • The seventh glass

    I was once invited as Sommelier by a wine store which organized a blind wine tasting of four Malbecs coming from different regions….

  • Alcoholization

    This anecdote happened about 30 years ago, during the harvest season, when the company produced alcoholic must to sweeten wines. In this process, it was needed the presence of an inspectors…