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Slow Wine Magazine Issue #5 Now Online

From the Cinque Terre to Tuscany, Campania to Alto Adige, our latest issue recounts an Italy that continues to surprise us, both with its indigenous grape varieties as with its international ones…

We are pleased to let you know that the latest issue of Slow Wine Magazine is now available online in English, German and Italian.


This issue’s main story is dedicated to white wine, a first! Fiano di Avellino, from Campania, is one of Italy’s finest white grape varieties but still remains largely undiscovered. Whoever thinks that Italy is just a land of great reds has much to discover! The article was written by Luciano Pignataro, an expert on Campania wines who we are also lucky to have as a regional coordinator for our Slow Wine guide.


The Retrospective section is dedicated to Nobile di Montepulciano 2005, one of Tuscany’s most intriguing Sangiovese-based wines, which we put to the test of time 10 years on from the vintage. How will it hold up? We reveal all, along with stunning photographs of the area (Tuscany’s breathtaking landscape didn’t disappoint for our photographer!).


Our New Frontiers section visits one of the most cherished landscapes in the world – the Cinque Terre on the Ligurian coast. Our reporter Fabio Pracchia hiked the “five lands” to discover the producers, the history and the landscape – its severity and fragility – and the wines which today risk extinction. We tasting outstanding whites and passitos, extraordinary for their character and sense of place.


We end off with a mammoth vertical tasting (50 wines!). We tasted and reviewed the vintages from 1984 to 2010 of Löwengang Cabernet and Chardonnay by Lageder, the celebrated biodynamic winery in Alto Adige. These two wines astounded us with their extraordinary longevity.


With 58 pages, four maps and 160 wines tasting notes, divided into simple and easy top lists, this issue recounts an Italy that continues to surprise us, both with its indigenous grape varieties as with its international ones which have found their perfect natural habitats.


As always, our digital magazine offers several options: You can buy a single article (US$2.99), the entire issue (US$5.99) or an annual subscription of six issues (US$29). If you want to see what Slow Wine Magazine is all about, you can always check out Issue #1 for free.


Cheers and happy reading!