2019 Slow Wine US Tour Will Feature Over 40 Prominent Wineries From Oregon
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 Guide's US editors, including Michael Alberty, Senior Editor for Oregon, drew a well-rounded yet selective map of over 40 of Oregon's top wineries for whom sustainability is as important as the quality of the liquid that goes into the bottle.
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 Italian Trade Commission is a proud supporter of the Slow Wine US Tour and its events in Denver and Boston, both strong and upcoming markets for Italian products. "We are excited to continue our support in 2019," says Maurizio Forte, Director of the Italian Trade Commision in New York. "The Slow Wine tour is a wonderful way to showcase our quality-driven products, as well as the Made in Italy messaging, we are proud to present to the United States and the world.
"During the US tour, guests will have the opportunity to discover this year's newly added Oregon wineries," says Giancarlo Gariglio, Editor of Slow Wine. "Our editors extensively reviewed wineries from all areas in Oregon; the selected wineries proudly represent our philosophies of wine quality, adherence to terroir, value for money and environmental sensitivity - just as their Italian counterparts."
The dates and locations of the 2019 Slow Wine US Tour are:
March 4th, San Francisco, California: Pier 27, The Embarcadero
March 5th, Portland, Oregon: Castaway, 1900 NW 18th Ave
March 7th, Denver, Colorado: The Source, 3350 Brighton Blvd
March 11th, New York, New York: Eataly Downtown, 4 World Trade Center
March 12th, Boston, Massachusetts: City Winery, 80 Beverly Street
To register for the Slow Wine trade and media events please visit the links below.
San Francisco https://www.eventbrite.com/e/slow-wine-2019-us-tour-san-francisco-tickets-52089322566
New York https://www.eventbrite.com/e/slow-wine-2019-us-tour-new-york-tickets-52089477028
About Slow Wine
The Slow Wine Guide, published by Slow Food Editore (the publishing arm of Slow Food Italy*), adopts a new approach to wine criticism and looks at a variety of factors to evaluate wineries in their entirety. They take into consideration wine quality, history and adherence to terroir, value, environmental sensitivity and ecologically sustainable methods of practice. Slow Wine was conceived to give a realistic snapshot of the current Italian wine landscape. The guide features reviews of over 500 different wineries, each one visited by Slow Food experts. It is available for purchase on Amazon.com as well as in select bookstores.
*Slow Food International is a global grassroots organization that envisions a world in which all people can access and enjoy food that is good for them, good for those who grow it, and good for the planet. A non-profit member-supported association, Slow Food was founded in Italy in 1989 to counter the rise of fast food and fast life and the disappearance of local food traditions, and to encourage people to be aware about the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes, and how our food choices affect the rest of the world.