, that same organization’s push in recent years to celebrate wine. Just as for food, Slow Wine produces a guide to Italian wine that highlights producers who not only make excellent wine, but those who go further in adopting and promoting ecological approaches in their vineyards and cellars.
What criteria the guide uses, I’m not sure. Nor do I know exactly which wines are recommended. But there’s an easy way to find out. For the past few years, the Slow Wine folks have held a public tasting in San Francisco that features as many as 50 producers listed in their guide. These tend to be smaller organic and biodynamic wine producers from Italy’s various wine regions.
This is a tasting that isn’t on most people’s radar, but is definitely worth going to, especially if you lean towards the biodynamic end of the spectrum. The ticket price includes a copy of their latest guide, which makes the whole thing a pretty good value. Especially when you get a 25% discount for being a Vinography reader! Check out the promo code below.
2015 Slow Wine Guide Tasting
Thursday, January 29, 2015
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
511 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 94105 (map)
Tickets for the event run $60, plus tax and fees, and includes a copy of the latest Slow Wine Guide. They should be purchased in advance online. . Use the promo code: VINOGRAPHY for a $15 DISCOUNT!!
My usual tips for such public tastings: go with food in your stomach and after a good night’s sleep; wear dark clothes in the event of unforeseen splashes; drink lots of water; and spit out most of the wine so you can remember what you liked the next day.