Meet our field editors: Michelle Gilkey, wine educator and media specialist

As editor in chief Giancarlo Gariglio likes to point out, one of the things that sets the Slow Wine guide apart from others is the fact that “it tells the grape growers’ and winemakers’ stories.” We make a point of visiting every estate in person in order to better learn and tell those stories. And …

Slow Wine World Tour comes into the United States

The acclaimed Slow Wine Guide continues its adventure into the US, welcoming an even more diverse selection of high quality and sustainably produced wines. Enjoy tastings from more than 60 of Italy’s best producers, as well as a selected group from California and, for the first time ever, Oregon! With the 2019 guide, the editors …

Meet our field editors: Leslie Rosa, writer, sommelier, gastronomic entrepreneur

As editor in chief Giancarlo Gariglio likes to point out, one of the things that sets the Slow Wine guide apart from others is the fact that “it tells the grape growers’ and winemakers’ stories.” We make a point of visiting every estate in person in order to better learn and tell those stories. And …

BIEN NACIDO & SOLOMON HILLS

Bien Nacido & Solomon Hills  2963 Grand Ave. Suite B Los Olivos CA 93441 (805) 691-9913 biennacidoestate.com   650 ac – 590.000 bt Bottle prize – awarded to wineries whose wines represent benchmarks in quality.   PEOPLE The Miller family began planting vines in the early 1970’s. Their grapes are highly sought after, as they …

Slow Wine California presents a night of tasting!

Wednesday June 6, 2018 from 6pm-9pm Slow Wine California presents a night of tasting with more than 250 Californian wines from 120 sustainable California wineries   The editors of Slow Food’s new California winery guide invite you to a gustatory exploration of the state’s finest wineries that embrace and promote sustainable farming practices. Wines were donated by California …

Great Wines PRIZES: Our editors TOP picks from the 2018 guide to California wines

Today, we’re sharing the Slow Wine California winners of the Great Wine prize. The GREAT WINE PRIZE is awarded to the top bottles tasted by our editors.   NAPA Acumen Peak Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Enfield Wine Co. Waterhouse Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Frog’s Leap Cabernet Sauvignon …

SLOW PRIZES: Our editors TOP picks from the 2018 guide to California wines

Today, we’re sharing the Slow Wine California winners of the SLOW prize. The SLOW WINE PRIZE is awarded to wines that represent an expression of place, originality, and history. Quality-price ratio is another factor that our editors consider for this prize. As Northern California wine country continues to recover from the long-term effects of October’s …

Best Value Wineries in Slow Wine’s debut guide to California wines

Today, nearly a month after the outbreak of deadly wildfires in Northern California, we have finally decided to begin publishing the Slow Wine California prizes and the first profiles from the guide here on the Slow Wine Blog. As Slow Wine California senior editor Elaine Brown wrote on her blog last week, the best way …

After the Fires: Slow Wine California senior editor Elaine Brown on the wild fires

Tomorrow we’ll begin sharing the Slow Wine California Guide prizes again. And we’ll also begin publishing our first winery profiles this week and next. But before we resume our regular schedule of posts, we wanted to direct your attention to this piece by Slow Wine California senior editor Elaine Brown, “After the Fires.” Elaine lives …

The California wine country fires affect everyone in the wine industry…

“Sad day for our vines,” wrote Robert Mondavi, Jr. on his Facebook on Monday of this week. “Our Organic Atlas Peak vineyard had 95 percent burn through. Why? We don’t use herbicides, we mow. So the 4″ of stubble burned through everything. Some areas burned end posts and drip lines. A few spots had no …