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).

  • “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 [...]

  • Wine Magic

    “On a nice afternoon, a couple of Canadian ladies and a young man came to visit our winery. Having finished the visit I remarked on the boy´s great Spanish. “We lived in Mexico” he said. Then he asked me if I had ever been there and I said “No, but I won a couple of [...]

  • 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 its 1986 Torrontés Riojano to VINEXPO, the largest wine fair in the world. They wanted to hear what experts thought of this variety that these young winemakers had great faith on. [...]

  • 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, [...]

  • Chapter 1 – Our Land

    Say an old joke: “Peruvians come from the Incas, Mexicans from the Aztecs and Argentineans from ships”. This is not entirely true, but in my case is so true, Giuseppe ensure, “as God exists”.
    Giuseppe Lanzarini, would be something like my grandfather’s great-grandfather. From his times to this day my family has worked the land and [...]



  • Behind a great wine there will always be a great woman.

    Elea, the first Mendoza-Pereyra family’s grandchild, who, when was one year old, said “uva” rather than “Mom”. She testes the grapes and when she…

  • The savior that became (“deVino”) winemaker

    Like any other venture, the beginning of Valle de la Puerta winery was difficult. The year in which we began to build the winery…

  • The cat on the table

    Margarita, who works in the production area in the winery, told us that one sunny and quiet morning of June in which everything was…

  • The grape seeks its own fate, be wine

    Beginning of harvest, the winery was unfinished, and the grapes were harvested and wanted to be wine, naturally. They were placed in cold chambers…

  • Ciao zio

    Approximately 3 weeks ago, a couple from La Plata – Buenos Aires visited us… the woman, Mrs. Zecchin , talked to us and remembered…

  • Chapter 8 – Today

    Everyone is talking at the table on Sunday. My grandmother with her homemade pasta and my grandfather uncorks a bottle of wine, without label…