will bring vignerons, professionals and enthusiasts together in Bologna to revolutionize the world of wine.
During the four days of the event, hundreds of producers from around the world will be able to participate in conferences and debates. A packed program of Taste Workshops will be organized, and a showcase of thousands of wines from all over the world will be enriched by a partnership with Federbio and the Società Excellence, which unites the 18 leading distributors in Italy.
The event will be open on Sunday to enthusiasts, while Monday and Tuesday will be dedicated to professionals.
Hundreds of vignerons (winemakers who grow their own grapes) from all over the globe who have signed the Manifesto of Good, Clean and Fair wine will gather in Bologna.
The wineries will be selected according to the Slow Wine Coalition’s principles, meaning producers must practice sustainable agriculture, preserve the distinctive nature of the landscape and be committed to social and cultural growth in the countryside.
An event of this scope, which wants nothing less than a profound renewal of our agricultural system, needs to involve everyone whose career is based around wine. The Slow Wine Fair will engage closely with restaurants, sommeliers, wine bars, distributors, sales agents and the specialized press.
The presence of consumers—whom Slow Food thinks of as co-producers or simply enthusiasts—is however equally essential. By choosing wines made with a virtuous vision, they can help change the world.
An international network, inclusive and collaboration, that unites key players in the world of wine: vigernons, wine-industry professionals and enthusiasts.
Underpinning the Slow Wine Coalition is the Manifesto for Good, Clean and Fair Wine, a guide that has developed out of Slow Food’s many years of experience.
Wine has always played a central role throughout the association’s history, and the manifesto has been written with input from experts and winemakers who have long been involved with Slow Food. Through the production and consumption of bottles made following the Manifesto, we have set the objective of shaping the future of viticulture, still too reliant on chemicals and destructive of biodiversity in terroirs where monocultures have been imposed. For some years the most enlightened of vignerons have realized that a change of course is necessary. But to make this shift, they cannot act alone, and this is where the other members of the Coalition come into play, the enthusiasts and professionals who can have a fundamental role in the promotion and consumption of wines with strong environmental, ethical and social values, of vital importance in a context of both economic and ecological reconstruction. Through the network, the producers will have the chance to engage with crucial themes like education for conscious consumption, the importance of a narrative that tells the most important details about a wine and its place of origin and the recognition of the true value of their product.