Since 2009, Terra Madre Day has become an important date on the Slow Food calendar, a moment when the Slow Food movement in over 150 countries puts local food in the spotlight through hundreds of unique activities: community picnics, debates, food festivals, film evenings, rallies and farmers’ markets, or even a simple dinner with friends.
Why not use the day to celebrate your local wines? Go visit a producer, host a tasting of wines from your area, or invite friends for a dinner where wine plays the starring role instead of the support act.
The events have already started rolling in. In Portugal, the Alentejo Convivium will celebrate a 2000-year-old tradition of winemaking by visiting winemakers (“adegas”) and tasting traditional wine in local taverns (“tabernas”). Slow Food Swan Valley in Australia will host a jazz evening featuring the Ark of Taste-nominated Swan Valley sundried muscat, while in the UK, the Three Counties Perry Presidium will enjoy a tasting of 20 different ciders and perries. Slow Food members in Sweden will toast with Glögg, a traditional, warm and spicy Christmas wine (get the recipe!).
Why not join in and celebrate your local libation?
Find out more at www.slowfood.com/terramadreday