New York, NY (PRWEB) January 13, 2014
Following its English-language debut in 2011, Slow Wine, the guide to Italian wineries approved as good, clean and fair by Slow Food, is premiering a new and updated 2014 edition. The guide and a selection of its wineries will be the focus of events for trade and consumers during a tour of three US cities. In New York, wines from over 70 selected producers and 15 Italian regions will be presented at The Metropolitan Pavilion (125 W. 18th Street) on February 3rd. A press briefing to be held at 11:15 am will explain how the guide is organized and describe the 2014 US tour’s collaboration with Vinitaly International. In addition, Slow Wine will introduce their bimonthly newsletter, which will be available for a free trial download in the month of February.
The Slow Wine editing team is planning the release of a bimonthly newsletter (6 issues a year) sold by subscription and dedicated to the English-, German- and Italian speaking markets. The digital magazine will be produced by a collaboration of over 200 contributors, as well as the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo. The newsletter’s main objective is to offer readers a profound insight into the world of Italian wine, the world’s largest wine producing country, inspired by the cornerstone values of Slow Food: environmental sustainability, adherence to terroir, craftsmanship and quality-price ratio.
The new Slow Wine newsletter will be a valuable instrument both for wine lovers as well as professionals of the wine sector, above all for those in search for new ideas and the upcoming stars on the Italian wine scene. The newsletter will include a section unique to Italian wine magazines, a space dedicated to Italy’s greatest denominations with retrospectives of the best vintages from the past two decades. The newsletter will prove to be an essential instrument for all collectors and wine aficionados who want to know more about which wines have the best aging potential and are worth investing in.
“The newsletter will provide precise, essential information ahead of time and set itself apart from the usual suspects that have been dominating the wine press for years, a press that is now outdated,” said Giancarlo Gariglio, editor of Slow Wine.
The 2014 Slow Wine tour begins in San Francisco on January 27th, featuring wines from 50+ winemakers and over 15 regions, at Terra Gallery at 511 Harrison Street. The tour continues in Chicago on January 29th, where the event will be held at Spiaggia at 980 N. Michigan Avenue and showcase wines from 60 producers with 15 regions of Italy represented.
The Slow Wine guide, published by Slow Food Editore and distributed in the U.S. by Chelsea Green, 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. Slow Wine was conceived to give a realistic snapshot of the current Italian wine landscape. The guide features reviews of 400 different wineries, each one visited by Slow Food experts. It is available for purchase on Amazon.com as well as in select bookstores.
“With Slow Wine we have changed the way of reviewing wine,” added Fabio Giavedoni, editor of Slow Wine. Three symbols are used in the guide to evaluate each winery:
- The Snail, the Slow Food symbol, signals 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 consistently high quality throughout their range of wines.
- The Coin, an indicator of great value.
For those looking for access to the Slow Wine ratings at their fingertips: The Slow Wine 2014 app is available for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The app contains all contents of the paperback with the addition of new features that allow users to navigate and share information on the vast Italian heritage of people, vineyards and wines easily. The latest app version has undergone an entire graphic restyling to make the use of the app easier than ever. The app also allows users to find their closest carrier of the wines, take photos and rate them and share with their network on Facebook in the US and the ability to find nearby wineries when traveling through Italy.
In 2014, the Slow Wine tour collaborates for a second time in New York with Vinitaly International. This joint showcase will aim to offer American wine trade 2014’s most comprehensive day of Italian wine tasting and education in the US.
For information on each event, please visit the links below.
New York City- Afternoon Trade and Press Portion: https://slowwinevinitalynyc2014.eventbrite.com
Evening Consumer Portion: https://slowwine2014nyc.eventbrite.com
Chicago- Afternoon Trade and Press Portion: https://slowwinechicago2014.eventbrite.com
Evening Consumer Portion: https://slowwine2014chicago.eventbrite.com
San Francisco- Afternoon Trade and Press Portion: https://slowwinesf2014.eventbrite.com
Evening Consumer Portion: https://slowwine2014sf.eventbrite.com
A complimentary copy of the guide will be included in the ticket price for the consumer events.
About Slow Wine
The Slow Wine Guide, published by Slow Food Editore (the publishing arm of Slow Food Italy**) 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.
**Slow Food International is a global grassroots organization that envisions a world in which all people can access and enjoy food that is good for them, good for those who grow it and good for the planet. A non-profit member-supported association, Slow Food was founded in Italy in 1989 to counter the rise of fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and to encourage people to be aware about the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world.