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Slow Wine 2016 World Tour

The Slow Wine editorial team and selected Italian winemakers hit the road to Asia, North America and Europe to present the 2016 guide

Again this year, the Slow Wine editorial team, along with the winemakers recommended in the guide, hit the road on a world tour to present the 2016 guide, with stops in Asia, North America and Europe.


From November 2015 to February 2016, the Slow Wine World Tour, now in its 5th year, will include tasting events in eight cities (Tokyo, Hong Kong, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin, New York, Stockholm, and Munich) open to wine lovers, press and trade professionals.


On hand to serve and present their wines will be the winemakers themselves—the best expression of the Slow Wine Guide’s raison d’etre—producers who make quality wines with respect for the environment, biodiversity, traditional grape varieties, and their local areas.


This year we’ve added two new stops to the tour: Austin, a city that we’ve found to be full of young, passionate wine lovers, and Stockholm, with its restaurants, wine clubs and sommelier groups.


The stops in Stockholm, Tokyo and Hong Kong are organized in collaboration with I Vini del Piemonte, a consortium that gathers some 160 Piedmontese wineries with the aim of promoting and communicating the rich diversity of quality Piedmontese wine.


Join us to preview this innovative guide, discover new wines and meet the people behind the selected Italian wineries that represent Slow Wine values!




Tour dates



November 24, 2015 – Tokyo

November 26, 2015 – Hong Kong



January 25, 2016 – San Francisco

January 27, 2016 – Los Angeles

February 1, 2016 – Austin

February 3, 2016 – New York



February 17 – Stockholm

February 22 – Munich



The Slow Wine Guide 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. In this regard, we give ample space and prominence to small-scale winemakers who are 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.






14 thoughts on “Slow Wine 2016 World Tour

  1. With all due respect to Italian winemakers, whose wine I love, it should be pointed out that the Italians do not include any SLOW WINE made in the U.S.

    If we are looking to support the best farming and the great wines that come from them in our own ecosystem, consider supporting California and Oregon producers with wines from certified organic or biodynamic vines.

    More than 90 percent of all wine produced in Europe and in the U.S., unless it’s from certified vines, is grown using Roundup, which is now officially a carcinogen. There is no reason to support the use of Roundup, when there are hundreds of other wines from California and Oregon.

    I am happy to provide advice to help you find these local and organically farmed wines.

    You can also keep up to date on them at, where there are 7 apps that list many of these wines.

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    • The list of participating wineries will be published by the end of this month. Thank you

  2. Looking forward to be part of the California tour with Caiarossa and Benanti and Villa Venti , Cheers

  3. Forgive me if this is a bit impertinent, but the tasting in San Francisco is less than 20 days away, and there is no reference anywhere on this web site, or elsewhere on the internet about where consumers (nevermind the trade or the press) could buy tickets if they wanted to actually attend…

    • Alder, you’re not being impertinent… by any means! This is extremely frustrating!

  4. Alder, I was just thinking the same thing and searching my junk emails to see if it went there by mistake. I got the email to hold the date for Slo Wine but no invitation.

  5. We just want to clarify that Slow Wine will do only one consumer tasting this year, which is taking place in New York on February 3. Tickets are available for purchase here:

    See below the full schedule of trade & press only tastings:

    January 25: San Francisco
    January 27: Los Angeles
    February 1: Austin
    February 3: New York

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