Taste the Future: Slow Wine Brings Sustainable Wines to the US

The Slow Wine organization, known for promoting “good, clean and fair” wines, is returning to the United States for its annual event series. This year, the tour will visit major wine markets such as New York City and San Francisco, as well as other leading cities including Washington DC, Austin, and Denver.

The tastings will feature over 90 wineries from Italy and the United States, showcasing high-quality wines that are produced with sustainable agricultural practices. These practices align with Slow Wine’s mission of promoting excellence, environmental sustainability, land preservation, and the well-being of rural communities.

“We are thrilled to return to the United States, the most important market for Italian wines, with another edition of our Tour,” says Giancarlo Gariglio, editor-in-chief of the Slow Wine Guide. “New York and San Francisco have consistently embraced us, and we’re deeply appreciative of the warm reception and enthusiastic support that we’ve received.”

In addition to revisiting Denver and Austin, the tour will also explore emerging markets like Washington DC, which hold tremendous potential for growth in the wine industry. Slow Wine aims to connect with wine enthusiasts in these dynamic communities and introduce them to the world of sustainable and environmentally friendly wines.

As part of the tour, several winery consortiums will sponsor guided seminars, providing attendees with deeper insights into the wines and regions being showcased. The Consorzio Tutela Vini Oltrepò Pavese, Consorzio Sicilia DOC, Consorzio Asolo Prosecco, and Consorzio Tutela Vini d’Abruzzo will all contribute to the educational aspect of the events.

The tour also coincides with the launch of the 2024 USA Guide, which features over 402 eco-friendly wineries from California, Washington, Oregon, and New York. The guide, created by US National Co-editors Deborah Parker Wong and Pam Strayer, reviews wineries that have embraced sustainable and organic farming practices.

Through Slow Wine, a like-minded community of producers across four states is being built, united by a commitment to the guide’s criteria. This growing movement away from synthetic herbicides is reflected in the 39% increase in the number of wineries featured in the US guide this year.

Join Slow Wine on this remarkable journey of tasting and discovery, and be a part of the future of sustainable winemaking. For more information on the 2024 USA Guide and the tour, visit slowwineusa.com.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. What is Slow Wine?
Slow Wine is an organization that promotes “good, clean and fair” wines. They focus on showcasing high-quality wines that are produced with sustainable agricultural practices.

2. Where will the Slow Wine tour take place?
The Slow Wine tour will visit major wine markets in the United States, including New York City and San Francisco. They will also visit other cities such as Washington DC, Austin, and Denver.

3. How many wineries will be featured in the tastings?
The tastings will feature over 90 wineries from Italy and the United States.

4. What is the mission of Slow Wine?
Slow Wine’s mission is to promote excellence, environmental sustainability, land preservation, and the well-being of rural communities in the wine industry.

5. What is the educational aspect of the events?
Several winery consortiums will sponsor guided seminars during the tour, providing attendees with deeper insights into the wines and regions being showcased.

6. What is the 2024 USA Guide?
The 2024 USA Guide is a guidebook featuring over 402 eco-friendly wineries from California, Washington, Oregon, and New York. It reviews wineries that have embraced sustainable and organic farming practices.

7. Who created the 2024 USA Guide?
The 2024 USA Guide was created by US National Co-editors Deborah Parker Wong and Pam Strayer.

8. How has the number of wineries featured in the US guide changed?
There has been a 39% increase in the number of wineries featured in the US guide this year, reflecting a growing movement away from synthetic herbicides.

Definitions:

– Sustainable agricultural practices: These are farming methods that focus on long-term environmental, economic, and social sustainability. They aim to minimize the negative impact on the environment and promote biodiversity.

– Winery consortiums: These are associations or organizations formed by wineries to promote their collective interests, such as marketing, education, and quality standards.

– Organic farming practices: These are agricultural practices that rely on natural inputs and avoid the use of synthetic chemicals, such as pesticides and fertilizers.

Suggested Related Links:

Slow Food: The parent organization of Slow Wine, promoting good, clean, and fair food and beverages.

Slow Food USA: The American chapter of Slow Food, promoting sustainable and locally sourced food and beverages.

Wine Institute: A resource for general information about the wine industry in the United States, including education, research, and advocacy.

Italian Made: A website showcasing Italian products, including wines, food, and craftsmanship.

Napa Wine Project: A comprehensive guide to wineries and vineyards in the Napa Valley region in California.