Slow Wine Guide USA 2021

A year in the life of the vineyards and wines of the USA

by Deborah Parker Wong, Giancarlo Gariglio

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Slow Wine Guide USA 2021

A year in the life of the vineyards and wines of the USA

by Deborah Parker Wong, Giancarlo Gariglio

Published Apr 16, 2021
172 Pages
Genre: REFERENCE / Consumer Guides



 

Book Details

With a total of 285 wineries reviewed from California, Oregon and now from New York and Washington states, the 2021 edition of the Slow Wine guide USA covers more ground than ever before. For the first time, the 2021 edition stands as an individual publication devoted to US producers.

The idea behind Slow Wine is straightforward: it acknowledges the unique stories of people and vineyards, of grape varieties and landscapes, and of their wines. The knowledge that wine is more than just liquid in a glass helps wine lovers make better, more conscious choices and enhances the very enjoyment of these products.

Since its beginnings in Italy eleven years ago, Slow Wine has combined its tasting sessions with equally important moments of exchange and debate with producers. In doing so, we’re bringing you the most up-to-date information about what’s happening at the wineries within our pages.

We’re thrilled to see the guide finding fertile ground in the USA. Our incredible team of wine experts has once again teamed up to bring you our fourth edition, Slow Wine 2021 – a year in the life of the vineyards and wines of the USA.

 

About the Author

Deborah Parker Wong, Giancarlo Gariglio

Deborah Parker Wong, DipWSET was appointed National Editor, USA for the Slow Food Slow Wine guide in 2020. As global wine editor for sister publications the SOMM Journal and The Tasting Panel magazines, she has been writing about the beverage alcohol industry for these and other outlets for 16 years. Deborah teaches as an adjunct professor in the Wine Studies departments at Santa Rosa Junior College and Cabrillo College and owns a Wine & Spirit Education Trust school offering Level 2 and Level 3 certifications. In addition to writing and speaking about wine, she consults to producer groups and judges wine competitions. Deborah resides in San Francisco, Calif. and is pursuing a Master’s of Science degree in viticulture and enology at California University, Fresno. Her motto is: To learn, read. To know, write. To master, teach.


Giancarlo Gariglio was among the founders of the Slow Wine movement and has been editor-in-chief of the Slow Wine Guide Italy since its inception in 2010. His career in the wine world gained momentum during his years at the Slow Food Publishing House, where he was the editor of numerous titles on the subject, including the Guida al Vino Quotidiano (Slow Food’s guide to affordable daily wine drinking), the Atlante delle Grandi Vigne di Langa (Atlas of the Great Langa Vineyards), Guida ai Vitigni d’Italia (Guide to Italian Grape Varieties) and others, while regularly writing for the Slow Food magazine and website, as well as columns for a number of national newspapers. Most importantly, he was one the editors and members of the tasting panel of Italian Wines, published as a co-edition with Gambero Rosso until 2009.

However, Giancarlo’s approach to wine has always been about more than just the liquid in the glass, taking into account the social, ethical, environmental and historical aspects of wine production as well. Thus, his engagement in initiatives such as Vignerons d’Europe, an international forum for wine growers to discuss the problems and prospects of their sector, or the FIVI (Italian Federation of Independent Winegrowers), the foundation of which he strongly endorsed.

His focus in recent years has been on promoting the concept of Good, Clean and Fair wine, according to the principles of the Slow Food movement, across the globe, while continuing to coordinate Slow Wine activities in his homeland of Italy.