The perfect wine reference companion for lovers of Italian wines. This is the complete English Edition published by the fine folks at Slow Food in Italy and tuned specifically to the American wine lover.
With over 3,000 of the most popular Italian wines you can find in your local wine shops and restaurants (and here on dalluva.com), this English Edition focuses on just the best for 2013. Each year Slow Food tastes over 23,000 wines from 2000 of Italy’s finest wine producers, preens the list and publishes this grand reference. If you’re a fan of Italian wines, this is the fantastic reference for wines released in 2013.
This book is organized in such a way that finding great wines is easy. Check your wine selections at the local wine shop to see if they’re rated as a Slow Food best. Find new and interesting wines online using this Wine Guide as your reference. Find your favorite Italian winery’s website & contact info, in case you want to visit them on an upcoming trip to Bella Italia.
Slow Wine takes a new and innovative approach to reviewing & recommending wines, taking into account wine quality, typicity and adherence to local terroir (what I call “wine integrity”), value for the money, environmental sensitivity and ecologically sustainable wine growing and wine making methods.
Each detailed review page covers an Italian winery and its 3 key areas: Life, Vineyards and Wines. The guide provides a personal view into the people behind the wines, their vineyards, and the wines they craft.
To make it easy for you to judge a wine, the guide uses 3 symbols to identify outstanding wines for 2013.
For the wineries:
- The Snail symbol represents a cellar that has distinguished itself through its interpretation of sensorial, territorial, environmental and personal values in harmony with the Slow Food philosophy.
- The Bottle symbol is given to Italian wine producers that show consistently high quality throughout the range of wines that they presented to Slow Food for judging.
- The Coin symbol is an indicator of excellent value for the money, a producer that makes wines that are noteworthy for quality at a fair price.
And for the wines:
- Slow Wines with excellent sensory characteristics and that manage to distil the character of their terroir, history and environment in the glass.
- Great Wines which possess the absolute sensory quality.
- Everyday Wines are bottles at the standard price level that present excellent value for money.