The Slow Wine guide, published in the U.S. by Chelsea Green, 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. Slow Wine was conceived to give a realistic snapshot of the current Italian wine landscape. The guide in fact features reviews of 400 different wineries, each one visited by Slow Food experts.
Three symbols are used in the guide 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.
“With Slow Wine we have changed the way of reviewing wine,” comments Marco Bolasco, CEO of Slow Food Editore. “Now, with this international version we want to go beyond and create new ways of discussing and exchanging contents, ideas and projects among authors, producers, food communities, readers and Slow Food members. This is the natural course for a publishing house that wants to keep listening to the world and communicating it, yet in order to do so we have to deepen our knowledge and keep our ears and eyes open.”
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