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 ([email protected]).

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 speaks for itself: 2001-2002. It was an economic and political chaos that forced us to hire only three workers with a single domestic mixer and a ‘94 Isuzu pickup to finance [...]

  • 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. [...]

  • Thibaut Delmotte and his first tasting

    In 2004 the French winemaker, Thibaut arrives in Argentina as a tourist and decided to live in Salta. He makes contact with Donald Hess who was looking for a winemaker.
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    Donald welcomed him with a tasting: “Then I realized that more than a tasting it was part of the interview and the method Donald chose to [...]

  • 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, [...]



  • 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…