Six years ago, I spent the better part of a month in Italy, eating around Rome, Milan, Naples, Perugia, and Lake Como. More than anything else, I relied on the Slow Food guide to find the kind of regional, traditional cuisine that many worry is endangered and that the organization behind the guide seeks to preserve. I ate as well as I ever have.
In 2011, the nonprofit launched the English-language version of its Slow Wine publication, an annual guide to more than 400 of Italy’s wineries that also focuses on environmentally conscious sourcing of healthy, high-quality ingredients, what the organization calls “good, clean, and fair.”
To celebrate its latest release, the 2015 Slow Wine U.S. Tour will kick off in Los Angeles on January 27 at a blowout event featuring wines from 50-plus vineyards that represent more than 15 regions.
Slow Wine at Taglyan Complex, 1201 Vine St., Los Angeles, tickets are available online and include a copy of the Slow Wine guide.