After having worked with Gambero Rosso for a number of years on Tre Bicchieri guide, Slow Food Italy is now walking to its own drumbeat with Slow Wine, not so much a guide than a window in the lives and homes of Italian winemakers who want the way they treat the land to be as much a cause of celebration as the wines they produce.
On March 11, they will share the news outside Italy with a London Tasting at Royal Horticultural Halls under the aegis of Slow Food UK.
Slow Wine Guide 2011 is only available in Italian so far but they will use the event in London as a launch pad for a UK iPhone app for the guide which will be in English.
Some of the Winemakers present at the event are (listed by region):
Cataldi Madonna with Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Tonì 2007 and Pecorino 2010
Praesidium with Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva 2005 and Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva 200
Loacker with Chardonnay Ateyon 2008
Brunello di Montalcino 2005 (Tuscany)
Camerlengo with Aglianico del Vulture Antelio 2007 and Aglianico del Vulture Camerlengo 2006
Agnanum - Raffaele Moccia with Campi Flegrei Piedirosso Vigna delle Volpi 2008 and Campi Flegrei Falanghina 2009
Le Vigne di Raito with Ragis 2007 and Ragis 2008
Orsi - Vigneto San Vito with Colli Bolognesi Cabernet Sauvignon Pro.Vino 2009 and Colli Bolognesi Barbera Pro.Vino 2009
Friuli Venezia Giulia:
Davino Meroi with Colli Orientali del Friuli Chardonnay 2009 and Colli Orientali del Friuli Dominin 2007
Togni Rebaioli with Opol 2009 and Millesettecentotre 2007
Bucci with Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Villa Bucci Riserva 2007 and Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore Bucci 2009
Fattoria Dezi with Regina del Bosco 2007 and Servigliano P 2009
Moroder with Conero Dorico Riserva 2005 and Rosso Conero Moroder 2008
Piedmont, Publia, Sardegna, Sicily , Tuscany, Trentino, Umbria and Veneto will also be present will many other great producers.
Tasting takes place in Lindley Hall , a classic Victorian structure, from 4 PM to 8 PM.
Tickets are £15 for Slow Food members and £20 for General Public
You can register online via Eventbrite