Now in its 5th edition, the Slow Wine Guide – Slow Food’s ABC to the outstanding wines of Italy and the good, clean and fair producers who make them – is now on shelves.
Slow Wine is the only Italian wine guide to visit every winery it reviews. Thanks to our 200-some collaborators on the ground, we find out what goes on behind the labels, evaluating not just how a wine is on the palate, but assessing it through the perspective of the Slow Food philosophy: artisanal techniques, environmental sustainability, expression of terroir, value for money and the ability to condense history and identity into a glass. Last year it was Italy’s best-selling wine guide.
With 2,000 wineries visited and 23,000 wines tasted, the English-language edition is a ‘best of’ – a top list of the 300 greatest Italian wineries, including those we consider to adhere strongly to the Slow Food philosophy, as well as other important and award-winning producers.
The launch of the guide accompanies the release of Issue #4 of Slow Wine Magazine (in English, German and Italian). With six issues a year, the digital magazine recounts the world of Italian wine through the lens of Slow Food. In the latest issue, we explore Franciacorta, an area that has become synonymous with Italian Metodo Classico, and Chianti Rufina, a tiny appellation in rapid ascent. We get to know the legendary Giulio Ferrari winery though some of its best vintages, and discover that there’s more to Piedmont than Barolo and Barbaresco…