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).

  • Naked wine

    I was staring at the flames when she asked me to turn to see her. There she was, dressed and naked. In my mouth, wood was felt intensely, the aroma of wood burning. Red fruits, coffee, chocolate. The flavors of the wine kept the dinner alive. Her last garment flew at me suggestively. [...]

  • Sommelier Thieves

    In 2008, we launched the limited edition of a tribute wine called Ferruccio Favretto  as a celebration of the 60-year-existence of our winery.
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    A month before the launch, we offered a bottle to a cousin of ours who lives in San Martin de los Andes, and who was at that moment visiting  the Upper Valley area. [...]

  • Pump in reverse

    Harvest time is very complicated, more so if the winery is in a remote location. And something that caused us problems was to get workers. So, as a winemaker, you have to do these tasks yourself.
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    When transferring wine from one tank to another, once it is finished, one has to close the valve of the [...]

  • Chapter 6 – Death, an inevitable fate

    1945 brought the end of the Second World War in Giuseppe’s old continent, even though early death would not leave the world. On the other side of the Atlantic, it rushed to the end, the life of Jose Lanzarini and, three years later uncle Alfredo and my great great grandfather Leonardo, by pure sadness, like [...]

  • Ciao zio

    Approximately 3 weeks ago, a couple from La Plata – Buenos Aires visited us… the woman, Mrs. Zecchin , talked to us and remembered that her father once told her that the original surname was “Cecchin,” but when they came to Argentina, due to a compression or phonetic issue, they changed the first letter [...]



  • Chapter 7- Red wine women

    We instantly associate women with white wine; gentle, delicate, soft. But, my grandmother and his sister-in-law were red wine women; tough and…

  • Chapter 6 – Death, an inevitable fate

    1945 brought the end of the Second World War in Giuseppe’s old continent, even though early death would not leave the world….

  • Chapter 5- Lanzarini Winery

    Two of Leonardo’s sons, Alfredo and Jose Lanzarini, chose the same path, one full of crops and wines. Everything was smooth sailing, with the…

  • Childhood

    When we were young, we had a lot of fun in the winery. The five of us played any kind of game…

  • 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…

  • Chapter 4- Mendoza

    They arrived at Rivadavia, where a fellow countryman, Don Gargantini, stretched out a hand and Giuseppe broke both gardener hands doing…