The Slow Wine Coalition discusses the future of good, clean and fair wine

03 Mar 2022 | English

Conferences at Sana Slow Wine Fair 

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Ahead of the Sana Slow Wine Fair, the international event dedicated to good, clean and fair wine which takes place in Bologna from March 27-29, members of the Slow Wine Coalition will participate in three international conferences to  discuss how winemakers, distributors, merchants and enthusiasts can ensure that wine contributes to the cultural rebirth of the countryside, protects the environment and promotes social justice. The Slow Wine Coalition, as part of the wider Slow Food network, believes food can be a bridge to peace. It shows how, through inclusion and exchange, we can cultivate a better future together.

In light of present restrictions on mass gatherings, and to allow for the greatest possible participation of Slow Wine Coalition delegates, these sessions will be held online the week before the physical fair in Bologna. All conferences will be translated in English and French.

Wine production: a powerful ally of ecological transition – March 22 at 6 p.m. CET

At the center of the debate, the challenges posed by ecological transition and the production of wine, and the tools at hand to face these challenges: good practices for real environmental sustainability. Among the speakers: Florence Fontaine, Université Reims Champagne-Ardennes; Bernard Nicolardot, AgroSup Dijon; Isabella Ghiglieno, Dicatam, University of Brescia; Marco Tonni, Sata studio agronomico, Brescia; Paolo Marucco, Disafa, University of Turin; Moderator: Maurizio Gily, viticulture consultant and teacher at UNISG Pollenzo.

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Fair wine: from the agricultural community to workers – March 23 at 6 p.m. CET

A conference to explore the social and cultural role of winemakers as drivers of economic growth, thanks to their virtuous relationship with their workers and their local communities. Among the speakers: Claudio Naviglia, CEO and co-founder of Humus Job; Carolina Alvarado, winemaker from Valparaíso, Chile, and President of Slow Food Chile; Gianluca Brunori, economist and Professor of Food Policy at the University of Pisa.

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Winemakers, vines, wines and landscapes – March 24 at 6 p.m. CET

A conference to outline the role of wineries in protecting the landscape and safeguarding natural resources and biodiversity. Among the speakers: Marina Santos, winemaker from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; Francesco Valentini, winemaker from Abruzzo, Italy; Viviana Ferrario, Associate Professor in Geography at IUAV, Venice.

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The Slow Wine Coalition Plenary Assembly, a physical event which will take place on March 27 at 10 am in Bologna, will retrace the steps that led to the creation of the Slow Wine Coalition and explore the potential development of this international network with Carlo Petrini, founder and President of Slow Food.

During the Fair participants and professionals can attend several Masterclasses to discover terroirs and wines from around the world, as well as meetings in the Slow Wine Arena where the Slow Wine Coalition addresses the main challenges the wine world faces.


Here you find all the practical information on tickets and times.

Slow Food International Press Office

Alessia Pautasso – [email protected] (+39) 342 8641029

Paola Nano – [email protected] (+39) 329 8321285

Bologna Fiere

Isabella Bonvicini – [email protected] (+39) 335 7995370

Gregory Picco – [email protected]  (+39) 3346012743


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