A Taste of Italy: Slow Wine 2014 US Tour

Have you ever heard of Slow Wine?

In fact, did you know that Slow Wine is a branch of the famous non-profit Slow Food, an organization committed to linking the pleasures of good food with a commitment to local communities and the environment? Slow Food is presenting the 2014 edition of its English-language wine guide, Slow Wine, in San Francisco, Chicago & New York on Jan 27th, 29th and Feb 3rd respectively. The Slow Wine Guide makes it easy for consumers to learn about Italian wines- from the grapes, to the terroir to the producers.

This is a great chance to enjoy an evening of wine and discovery, at the Slow Wine US Tour: 3rd Edition. With the Slow Wine guide, a value of $25 – included in the price of each ticket – you can taste your way through the regions of Italy, learning more about the quality, terroir and value of each wine, discover new wines and meet the people behind 50+ selected Italian producers who represent the Slow Wine values.

The third edition of the wine guide in English, Slow Wine, adopts a new approach to wine criticism and looks at a variety of factors to evaluate wineries in their entirety, taking into consideration the wine quality, typicity and adherence to terroir, value for money, environmental sensitivity and ecologically sustainable viticultural practices. The guide uses three symbols to evaluate each winery:

The SNAIL, the Slow Food symbol, signals a cellar that has distinguished itself through its interpretation of sensorial, territorial, environmental and personal values in harmony with the Slow Food philosophy

The BOTTLE, allocated to cellars that show a consistently high quality throughout their range of wines

The COIN, an indicator of great value

* The Slow Wine Guide is produced by Slow Food International. Currently, the Guide covers exclusively Italian wineries.

Tickets are $45, including the Slow Wine Guide (a value of $25), unlimited Italian DOCG wines and premium food.
Tickets can be purchased on eventbrite:

P.S. Enter promotional code ‘SWSANF’ for a $15 discount!



Wines of the Veneto in NYC

So remember back in October when I was getting ready to relocate to New York City…? Well, I have now been living here for 4 months and I can tell you this city is INSANE! The people, the places, the atmosphere is just fizzing with excitement. Speaking of fizzy, here in NY I have been working for a PR agency specializing in Food&Wine (doesn’t get better than this!) and I am becoming quite the connoisseur, if I may. I get to taste some incredible wines and attend great events!

My latest outing was for an evening class at Eataly’s La Scuola for a dinner dedicated to Prosecco wines! Seven bubblies to pair with a delicious 3-course meal to warm this chilly Friday night. The class is part of Eataly’s month of December dedicated to the Wines of the Veneto, promoted by U.Vi.Ve., the Union of Consortia for DOC wines from Italy’s number one wine-producing region.

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