A Year in the Life of Italy's Vineyards and WinesBook - 2013-
A Year in the Life of Italys Vineyards Wines. Slow Wine 2013 is an innovative overview of the Italian wine world, which lists the countrys finest bottles in terms of aroma and taste, sense of terroir and value for money. But it also boldly ventures into previously unexplored territory, judging wineries according to their environmental sensitivity and eco-sustainable practices. To achieve this ambitious target, more than 200 contributors visited the vineyards and cellars of more than 2,000 wineries and made the acquaintance of the producers themselves. The book describes 2,500 labels, all pieces of the Italian winemaking mosaic.
Chelsea Green Publishing
For the second year running, Slow Food International offers an English language edition of annual wine guide,Slow Wine, which adopts a new approach to wine criticism and looks at qualities that extend well beyond the palate.Slow Wine doesn't simply select and review Italy's finest bottles. It describes what's in the glass, but also tells you what's behind it. Namely the work, the aims and the passion of producers, their bond with the land and their choice of cultivation and cellar techniques — favoring the ones who implement ecologically sustainable winegrowing and winemaking practices. That's not all! This year over half the producers listed will offer you a discount of at least 10% on your purchases, if you visit them with a copy of this guide in your hand.