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).

  • 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 pomace off. In order to do this, it is necessary to turn the press and stop it when the door is down.
    Guido (winemaker) Juancito let me know when the door is down.
    Johnny [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Stradivarius Cabernet Sauvignon 1998, world’s top 10

    The rains of 1998 made  Cabernet Sauvignon vines should be thinned. Despite negative reviews, my father decided to make a champagne from these grapes, inspired by the French Cabernet Franc.
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    3000 bottles were yielded, which during 9 years were followed closely in its evolution. After this time, it was time to taste them. My brother [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]



  • Naked wine

    I was staring at the flames when she asked me to turn to see her. There she was, dressed and naked….

  • Sweet Sting

    In a sunny and cold morning day of April, the Gonzalez Toso family was working in the selection of grapes. This work…