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The 2015 Tour Will Stop in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Culminate in New York City with Slow Wine's Participation in the Italian Trade Commission's Vino 2015

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Wine is not just a product of a winery, but fruit of a certain soil, a specific climate, and a farming philosophy. With Slow Wine we have changed the way of reviewing wine."

Slow Food will debut the new and updated edition of the Slow Wine guide during the 2015 Slow Wine US Tour. With its English-language debut in 2011, Slow Wine, a guide to over 400 of Italy’s best wineries, critiques wine through the perspective of the Slow Food philosophy, believing that wine, just as with food, must be good, clean and fair – not just good. The Slow Wine guide and a selection of its wineries will be holding tasting events for trade and consumers during their annual three city tour, visiting Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York City in 2015.

“We think it’s important to highlight how different types of wine exist. Wine is not just a product of a winery, but fruit of a certain soil, a specific climate, and a farming philosophy. With Slow Wine we have changed the way of reviewing wine,” said Giancarlo Gariglio, 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.

Slow Wine is no longer just a wine guide. In April 2014, Slow Food also launched Slow Wine Magazine (, a digital magazine published in English, German and Italian. With six issues a year, the magazine recounts the world of Italian wine with an outlook of the Slow Food philosophy.

The 2015 Slow Wine tour begins in Los Angeles on January 27th, featuring wines from 50+ winemakers from over 15 regions, at Taglyan Complex at 1201 Vine Street. The tour continues in San Francisco on January 29th, where the event will be held at Terra Gallery at 511 Harrison Street. The Slow Wine tour will then conclude in New York City with a two-day showcase on February 2nd and 3rd at the Italian Trade Commission’s new edition of Vino 2015, the leading Italian wine event to be held at New York City’s historic Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. Over 65 Slow Wine producers representing 15 regions of Italy will be present among the 200+ vintners, importers and producers’ delegations participating in Vino 2015, Italian Wine Week.

For information on each event, please visit the links below.
Los Angeles- Afternoon Trade and Press Portion:
Evening Consumer Portion:
San Francisco- Afternoon Trade and Press Portion:
Evening Consumer Portion:
New York City- Afternoon Trade and Press Portion: TBA
Evening Consumer Portion:
*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 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 as well as in select bookstores.

**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.

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