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 …

California Fire Relief Efforts: Where and what to donate (via Biondivino)

Images via Vino Girl’s Instagram (Napa). The stories of devastation and loss are as gut-wrenching as they are heartbreaking. “The ferocious fires in the Wine Country and beyond,” wrote the editors of the San Francisco Chronicle yesterday, “destroyed new territory on multiple fronts Wednesday, threatening communities untouched by the previous onslaught — including the cities …

Bottle Winners (Top Wineries) in Slow Wine’s debut guide to California wines

The editors of the Slow Wine Guide would like to express their heartfelt solidarity with the victims and displaced in the Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino fires. Elaine Brown, California contributor to JancisRobinson.com and senior editor for the Slow Wine Guide to the Wines of California, posted this dispatch yesterday morning on the Slow Wine blog …