There are already a number of well-established wine guides in Italy. Is there really any need for another?
Slow Food believed so and thus launched its first own wine guide, Slow Wine, which adopts a new approach to wine criticism and looks beyond what is in the glass.
A wine cannot be judged by scores, symbols or other numerical evaluations, but needs to be assessed in a broader context. From the outset Slow Wine was conceived to give a realistic snapshot of the current Italian wine landscape. To describe this reality, it is essential to get to know it, to leave tasting rooms and travel the length and breadth of the Italian peninsula.
Now in its third edition, Slow Wine is the result of visits to over 1,900 wineries judged by more than 200 experts from all over Italy. The guide suggests the best wines based on sensorial characteristics, connection to and respect for the territory, and value for money. Furthermore, venturing into new ground, the guide judges wineries based on their environmental sensitivity and sustainability of their production.
Sunday, October 28, at 3pm, the North Ramp of the Lingotto Fiere will host one of the largest and most unique wine tasting ever to take place in Italy, with over 550 wineries presenting more than 1,000 labels.
Wine lovers will discover more than 170 cellars that have been awarded with the Snail (the Slow Food symbol, indicating a winery that has stood out through its interpretation of sensorial, territorial, environmental and personal values in harmony with the Slow Food philosophy), 200 recognized with the Bottle (allocated to wineries that show a consistently high quality throughout their range of wines) and with the Coin (an indicator of great value for money). The four floors of the North Ramp will host all of the Great Wines, Slow Wines and the Everyday Wines featured in the 2013 edition of Slow Wine.
A great selection not to be missed!