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).

  • A Job for Ants

    The name Altos Las Hormigas (Ants’ Heights) has provoked curiosity since it was first created.
    When our estate vineyard was planted in 1996, we faced a stiff altercation with the local ant colonies. The newly-planted vines provided tender sprouts that the ants couldn’t resist. We refused to poison the ants and started looking for [...]

  • Wine Magic

    “On a nice afternoon, a couple of Canadian ladies and a young man came to visit our winery. Having finished the visit I remarked on the boy´s great Spanish. “We lived in Mexico” he said. Then he asked me if I had ever been there and I said “No, but I won a couple of [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • A prophecy for Malbec

    In 1994, I had the opportunity to meet Robert Mondavi (1913 – 2008) and his wife Magrit. Legendary and visionary winemaker of Napa Valley.
    In 1991, he had developed a great red wine called Opus One, a blend whose composition has a small proportion of Malbec.
    He made an unexpected visit to the Peñaflor winery and [...]



  • 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…