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!
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.