Slow Food believes that wine, just as with food, must be good, clean, and fair – not just good. Wine is an agricultural product, just like any of the foods we eat, and has an impact on the lives of the people who produce it, as well as on the environment – through pesticides, herbicides and excessive water consumption which are all commonplace in conventional wine production.
Through our new online Slow Wine magazine, we support and promote small-scale Italian 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.
In English, German and Italian-language magazine looks behind the label and paints a comprehensive picture of Italian wine culture, with a focus on sustainability, history, terroir and the aging potential of certain wines and complete with interactive maps, regional analyses and descriptive tasting notes.
In the latest issue, now available, we explore the great red winemaking regions of Barolo and Barbaresco in Piedmont and find out how Le Marche’s most famed wine Verdiccio has stood the test of time. We discover Aglianico del Vulture, a little-known grape from Basilicata that has improved in leaps and bounds over the last few years, and meet the legendary Valentini winemaking family in Abruzzo, who have been producing wine for 400 years and still today remain true to traditions.