San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
For the first time ever Slow Food Editore, the publisher of the Slow Wine Guide, an English guide to Italian wines, will collaborate with Vinitaly International. This joint showcase will aim to offer American wine trade 2013’s most comprehensive two days of Italian wine tasting and education in the US. The first collaborative event will be held at New York City’s Three-Sixty° on Tuesday, January 28th followed by a second event at Miami Beach Resort in Miami on Wednesday, January 30th. In New York, the walk around tastings will feature over 75 selected producers with 15 Italian regions represented.
“Vinitaly is an iconic name in the world of Italian wine, a truly global ambassador for the Italian wine scene,” said Marco Bolasco, CEO of Slow Food Editore. “We feel that by joining efforts Vinitaly and Slow Wine will be able to offer the US wine trade the most diverse Italian wine experience: from lesser-known and sustainability oriented artisanal winemakers to Italian wine icons.”
Where: Three-Sixty°, 10 Desbrosses St, NYC
When: January 28th, 2013, 12:00PM – 5:00PM (Grand Tasting Begins At 1:00PM)
- Events will begin at 11 am with a presentation by John Gillespie, President of the Wine Market Council, that will focus on attitudes, purchase preferences, demographics, usage, and market positioning of Italian wines in the United States. Limited seating.
- At 12 pm, selected importers will be invited to a private hour of tasting, during which they can focus on tasting unrepresented wines.
- At 12 pm there will be a press conference held jointly by Vinitaly International and Slow Food Editore, discussing the two organizations' decision to collaborate on the 2013 US tour, explaining the innovations of the Slow Wine guide and Vinitaly International and announcing the winner of the David Taub Award.
- The walk-around tasting for trade and press will begin at 1:00 pm.
- A tasting master class, “Vertical Tasting of Nino Negri’s ‘5 stelle’ Sfursat di Valtellina DOCG”, will be offered at 1:30 pm and hosted by Casimiro Maule, Nino Negri’s Technical Director and Gambero Rosso’s 2007 Winemaker of the Year. Limited seating.
- A tasting master class, "Vertical Tasting of 6 Vintages of Vistorta Merlot from Friuli", will be offered at 3:15 pm and hosted by Conte Brandino Brandolini. Limited seating.
- A tasting master class, “Italy’s Volcanic Wines", will be hosted by Giovanni Ponchia, Oenologist for Consorzio Tutela Vini Soave, at 5:00 pm. Limited seating.
Light refreshments will be served. Exclusively for members of the trade and press.
If you would like to register by phone, please contact Alice Franceschi, (646) 624-2885 (x115), firstname.lastname@example.org
About Slow Wine:
The Slow Wine guide, published by Slow Food Editore and distributed in the U.S. by Chelsea Green, adopts a new approach to wine criticism and looks at a variety of factors to evaluate wineries in their entirety, taking into consideration the wine quality, typicity and adherence to terroir, value for money, environmental sensitivity and ecologically sustainable viticultural practices. “The Slow Wine guide is a new, fresh way of evaluating and presenting wineries and wines,” said Giovanni Mantovani, CEO of Veronafiere (owner of the Vinitaly brand).
A press briefing will explain how the guide is organized and describe the 2013 US tour’s collaboration with Vinitaly International
Veronafiere is the leading organizer of trade shows in Italy including Vinitaly, the largest wine event in the world. In March, 2012, over 4,200 exhibitors showcased their wines to 140,000+ visitors (35% from outside of Italy representing over 120 countries) from the wine trade world as well as wine lovers. Veronafiere created Vinitaly International in 1998 to develop an international platform for the promotion of companies in the Italian wine and food sectors. Today, Vinitaly in the World travels to many of the most important wine markets in the world including China, Japan, Russia and the United States. Visit us at www.vinitalytour.com.
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, taking into consideration the wine quality, typicity and adherence to terroir, value for money, environmental sensitivity and ecologically sustainable viticultural practices.
**Slow Food Italy is the Italian national branch of Slow Food International, 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, 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.