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).

  • Tonel 137, a symbol of dedication and passion

    In 1957, the women’s liberation was in its infancy. The place of women neglected and despised by a sexist society, left anonymity and position of both public and private sector were no longer prohibited for representatives of the “weaker” sex.
    In Los Toneles winery, the romance between a lady of stock in the company and a [...]

  • 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. I was representing “Bodega Séptima” from Mendoza, the name ‘Séptima’ meaning “seventh”, because it is actually the seventh winery settled by “Grupo Codorniu”. All of us were told about the participating brands [...]

  • Chapter 2- Modena

    Giuseppe Lanzarini, gardener of the convent in Modena, Italy, was a fair man, catholic to the core, owner of a Roman nose that I have inherited, similar to the one Cesar had. He won Emilia’s heart, not a romantic, full of kisses propel of marriage, but with a simple: “we are going to get married, [...]

  • Water rusts

    “During my first trip to Europe with my parents from my home province of Jujuy, we arrived at the family home of my grandfather Antonio, in Locarno, Canton Ticino, Switzerland.
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    At that time I was twelve years old and my grandfather took me out to bars and introduced me as “my American grandson”. After several days [...]

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 1987

    At harvest in 1987, exactly 100 years after the birth of Don Valentin Bianchi, founder of the winery, the plot number 7 of Asti estate (vineyard planted by him) yielded a Cabernet Sauvignon of outstanding features.
    This remarkable coincidence made his son, winemaker Don Enzo, take the decision of bottling this wine without staying in oak [...]



  • Chapter 3- Chile

    Giuseppe and Emilia Lanzarini were expecting a prosperous fate, shaped by their own dreams, a future for their children, a blue…

  • The name of the winery

    The Viola family had been thinking about how to name their winery for a long time. They wanted a name that referred…

  • Chapter 2- Modena

    Giuseppe Lanzarini, gardener of the convent in Modena, Italy, was a fair man, catholic to the core, owner of a Roman nose…

  • 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…

  • A prophecy for Malbec

    In 1994, I had the opportunity to meet Robert Mondavi (1913 – 2008) and his wife Magrit. Legendary and visionary…

  • 90 years of history

    In the next few months, Los Toneles winery will celebrate 90 years from its inception until today, leaving an indelible mark on…