Slow Wine

Slow Food is presenting the 2013 edition of its English-language wine guide, Slow Wine, in New York, Miami and San Francisco on Jan 28, 30 and Feb 4 respectively.

The Slow Wine guide adopts a new approach to wine criticism and looks at a variety of factors to evaluate wineries in their entirety, taking into consideration the wine quality, typicity and adherence to terroir, value for money, environmental sensitivity and ecologically sustainable viticultural practices. Join us to discover new wines and meet the people behind 70+ selected Italian producers who represent the Slow Wine values. Learn more about Slow Wine and receive your own complimentary copy.

To purchase tickets to a Slow Wine tasting in your city, or view the tasting lists, please visit the Slow Wine website.

Slow Wine provides a fresh look at the Italian wine scene, looking beyond the glass and the qualities of each of the 8,400 wine’s reviewed to also consider the approaches used in the vineyard and cellar of more than 1,800 wineries – from some of the country’s most renowned winemakers to small producers.

Following more than 20 years of publishing Italian Wines with Gambero Rosso, this is Slow Food Editore‘s first solo wine guide. The first edition was published in Italian in 2010, and English in 2011.

The descriptive sheet for each winery covers three key areas – Life, Vineyards and Wines – to introduce readers to the people behind the wine production and their vineyards, and finally, to the wines. A series of symbols identify outstanding achievement in different areas. For the wineries: The Snail, to signal a cellar that has distinguished itself through its interpretation of sensorial, territorial, environmental and personal values in harmony with the Slow Food philosophy; The Bottle, allocated to cellars that show a consistent high quality throughout the range of wines presented for tastings; The Coin, an indicator of good value for money. And for the wines: Slow Wines, which, besides excellent sensory characteristics, manage to distil the character of their terroir, history and environment in the glass; Great Wines, which possess the absolute sensory quality; Everyday Wines, bottles at the standard price level that present excellent value for money.

Slow Wine 2012 can be purchased on Amazon.

The 2011 free trial version app can be downloaded from the Apple store, including the 200 wines on the “Everyday Wine” sheets.

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