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).

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 of the ‘National Institute of Viticulture’ (INV) and of the ‘Internal Tax Revenue Office’ (DGI, now AFIP). It was a problem, as must did not meet the quantity of liters for the alcohol volume. Hours went by and [...]

  • Tonel 46, the wine of friendship and trust

    Affected by the crisis of 1890, the Armando family closed its establishment. Two years later, they were back in the race, opening a new path to the future. With all savings invested in new vessels and equipment, the funds were not enough to meet the operators’ requirements.

    Armando Santiago decided to consult with their former banker [...]

  • 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 going well, she went to her office and found a lot of important documents thrown on the floor and filled with stains… at first she could not understand what had happened [...]

  • 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 [...]



  • 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…