The 2015 Slow Wine Tour is wrapping up today in a chilly New York City, the third stop on its itinerary.
That’s Barone Pizzini general manager Silvano Brescianini at the tasting yesterday (above, photo by Sean Beck, one of Houston’s leading wine professionals and buyers and friend to the Barone Pizzini group).
He was pouring and talking about wines from both Barone Pizzini and Pievalta: The wineries received multiple awards and high praise in the 2015 Slow Wine guide, which was published in Italian in the fall of 2014.
We’ve published our own translations of the editors reviews and profiles of the wineries and the wines.
But you can now read them in the English-language edition of the guide, which was presented at the tastings and is now available on Amazon.com.
In the words of the editors, “Slow Wine 2015 doesn’t simply select and review Italy’s finest bottles. With visits to 350 cellars, its 3,000 wine reviews describe not only what’s in the glass, but also 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 wine-growing and winemaking practices.”
Now in its fourth edition, the Slow Wine guide has quickly become one of Italy’s most valued and respected resources for Italian wines and the people who produce them.