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Slow Wine to Add Oregon Wineries in Annual English Language Guide and On Tour for First Time in 2019

Posted on December 05, 2018

 New York, NY, December 5, 2018 – Slow Food International and Slow Wine Editore are proud to announce the release of the latest English-language edition of Slow Wine, the acclaimed and comprehensive annual wine guide of over 500 different wineries worldwide, with its annual US Tour in March 2019.

This year, the Slow Wine guide continued their expansion into the US, by including Oregon wineries for the first time. The wineries were reviewed with the same Slow principles as their Italian peers. The move to add non-Italian wineries is not unprecedented – the 2018 edition added seventy wineries from California– this year’s additions continue to show the guide’s vigorous efforts to take their Slow philosophy worldwide.

Slow Wine’s move into the US started in California, where it officially opened its chapter in the summer of 2017. After visiting hundreds of producers on the West Coast and evaluating them according to the same high standards the guide is known for, 70 producers were selected and added to the 2018 guide. Now, moving into Oregon is a significant step for the Slow Wine Guide, as the pioneering state is home to internationally-celebrated wine producing areas. Oregon’s commitment to sustainable wine-making and respect for the terroir is consistent with Slow Wine’s principles and its mission to support local agriculture.

Slow Wine Editore, the Slow Wine guide publisher, and a delegation of its top wineries will hold tasting events for press and trade during their annual US tour, this year making stops in five cities nationwide. Attendees will get a chance to preview this innovative guide, discover new wines, and meet the people behind 100+ Italian and American select producers who represent the Slow Wine values.

The dates and locations of the 2019 Slow Wine US Tour are:
March 4th, San Francisco, California
March 5th, Portland, Oregon
March 7th, Denver, Colorado
March 11th, New York, New York
March 12th, Boston, Massachusetts

Slow Wine recognizes that the wineries they review not only put their hearts and souls into the wines they produce, but also into the land on which it is made. The guide uses the following 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. Only wineries that are herbicide free can receive the Snail.
· The Bottle, allocated to cellars that show a consistently high quality throughout their range of wines.
· The Coin, an indicator of great value.

Slow Wine features wines that represent outstanding quality, expressing the history and identity of the land from which they come in each sip.

“We are very happy to continue our adventure into the US, featuring wineries from California and now, Oregon. As we delve deeper into the US wine world, the more impressed we are with its landscape, and how more and more wineries and winemakers are adopting organic and sustainable beliefs and practices. The newly chosen Oregon wineries are core examples of this; these producers represent the “Slow” philosophy, which continues to be increasingly important to consumers in wine and food globally,” says Giancarlo Gariglio, Editor of Slow Wine. “We look forward to carrying on our work of discovering new wineries and winemakers around the world, whose beliefs and practices coincide with the “Slow” philosophy, as well as continuing the guide’s role of helping readers find these wineries, which have become even more numerous in Italy, and the US, in the nine years since we started the guide.”

To register for the Slow Wine trade and media events in San Francisco and New York, please visit the links below. Registration for Portland, Denver, and Boston will follow shortly.

San Francisco
New York

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