Slow Wine Celebrates a Successful 5th US Tour

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65 Italian Wine Producers Tour Four US Cities for Trade and Consumer Events to Raise Awareness of the Slow Wine Philosophy

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At Slow Wine, we take pride in recognizing small-scale winemakers using traditional techniques, working with respect for the environment and terroir, and safeguarding the incredible biodiversity of grape varieties that are part of Italy’s heritage.

Slow Wine, a movement that stemmed from Slow Food, toured the US over the past two weeks for the 5th consecutive year. Representing over 400 of Italy’s best wineries, Slow Wine explores wine through the perspective of the Slow Food philosophy. Wine, like food, must be good, clean and fair – not just good.

The 5th annual Slow Wine US tour stopped in San Francisco on January 25, then moved to Los Angeles (January 27), Austin (February 1), and ended in New York on February 3. Last Wednesday in New York, nearly 500 members of the press and trade came to the Highline Ballroom to attend the walk-around tasting, which took place from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Following the trade event, an evening consumer event featured wines by the same producers, as well as live music by Stevie Wonder tribute band Overjoyed.

Attendees at both the trade event and the consumer event were able to taste wines from over 65 wine producers hailing from 15 different Italian regions. At the events, the newest edition of The Slow Wine Guide was also released.

Slow Wine also released a new iOS app this year to commemorate their 5th US tour. The app is available for a limited time and allows users to search wines by region, style, price, value, or quality.

“At Slow Wine, we take pride in recognizing small-scale winemakers using traditional techniques, working with respect for the environment and terroir, and safeguarding the incredible biodiversity of grape varieties that are part of Italy’s heritage,” said Giancarlo Gariglio, editor of Slow Wine. “We were thrilled with this year’s events and will continue to promote wine, not just a product of a winery but fruit of a certain soil, a specific climate, and a farming philosophy.”

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, 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 Wine experts. It is available for purchase on Amazon.com as well as in select bookstores. http://www.slowwinemagazine.com/

**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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