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Slow Wine 2019: A year in the Life of Slow Wine

Posted: Apr 30, 2019

Slow Food is an inter­na­tion­al, grass­roots asso­ci­a­tion found­ed in Italy in 1989 to pre­vent the dis­ap­pear­ance of local food cul­tures and tra­di­tions, coun­ter­act the rise of fast life and com­bat people’s dwin­dling inter­est in the food they eat, where it comes from, and how our food choic­es affect the world around us. Here’s a lit­tle about the orga­ni­za­tion and their annu­al win­ery guide:

Wine is an agri­cul­tur­al prod­uct, just like any of the foods we eat, and has an impact on the lives of the peo­ple who pro­duce it, as well as on the envi­ron­ment – through pes­ti­cides, her­bi­cides and exces­sive water con­sump­tion which are all com­mon­place in con­ven­tion­al wine production.

Through our guide and inter­na­tion­al tour, we sup­port and pro­mote small-scale Ital­ian wine­mak­ers who are using tra­di­tion­al tech­niques, work­ing with respect for the envi­ron­ment and ter­roir, and safe­guard­ing the incred­i­ble bio­di­ver­si­ty of grape vari­eties that are part of Italy’s heritage.

The annu­al Slow Wine guide adopts a new approach to wine crit­i­cism, tak­ing into con­sid­er­a­tion the wine qual­i­ty, adher­ence to ter­roir, val­ue for mon­ey and envi­ron­men­tal sensitivity.”

In Sep­tem­ber 2018, they inter­viewed our wine­mak­er Steve Beck­men about his bio­dy­nam­ic wine­grow­ing and wine­mak­ing phi­los­o­phy for the 2019 USA edi­tion. We were hon­ored to be includ­ed in this pub­li­ca­tion and want to share our list­ing with you:

2019 slow wine guide beckmen vineyards

We high­ly rec­om­mend pur­chas­ing the full USA wine guide, Slow Wine 2019: A year in the Life of Slow Wine, here or down­load the dig­i­tal copy here so you can sup­port like-mind­ed winer­ies and vineyards.

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