Slow Food launches its new Slow Wine 2011 guide to Italian wines at London tasting

Heard of the Slow Food movement which promotes good quality, sustainable food?  Next month it’s launching an iPhone app of its own guide to Italian wines, Slow Wine.  

Slow Wine’s Head Editors Giancarlo Gariglio and Fabio Giavedoni say “[W]e are convinced that the battle against the homogenisation of taste and the standardisation of sensory characteristics can only be conducted through knowledge of the land, vineyards and people that combine to form the Italian terroir.”

To that end the guide’s Snail symbol denotes those wineries considered to have distinguished themselves through their interpretation of sensorial, territorial, environmental and personal values in harmony with the Slow Food philosophy. 

The London launch will take place at an exclusive London wine tasting from 4.00 pm to 8.00pm on Friday 11th March at the Lawrence Hall, Royal Horticultural Halls, London SW1P 2ER, which will be attended by 50 -small- to medium-sized artisan producers showcasing some 100 wines.

There is a charge of £20 per person (£15 for Slow Food members), payable when registering online here.

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