GIVEAWAY! Tickets to Slow Wine Tasting at Spiaggia!
Winners Announced!! We knew Local Beet readers were smart people, but the insight you gave in responding to our question, “What does slow wine mean to you?” exceeded even our high expectations. All of your answers were so thoughtful that we decided to award the tickets at random to the people who responded here and on Facebook. (There were no responses on Twitter.) So, without further ado, Jen Caputo, Joanna, Preeti, Kurt and Dave Brady — we will be contacting you today to arrange delivery of the tickets. Please check your email – we need to hear from you by 3:00 pm tomorrow (1/31) so that we can get the tickets to you before the event! Thanks all for your participation.
To celebrate the first-ever publication of the Slow Wine Guide in English, The Local Beet is giving away 5 pairs of tickets to Slow Wine’s wine tasting in Chicago on February 2nd. What is Slow Wine? It is a new way of thinking about how wine is made. The Slow Wine Guide covers only Italian wines, and does not adhere to a points-based system of rating. It adopts a new approach to wine criticism and takes into consideration the wine quality, typicity and adherence to terroir, value for money, environmental sensitivity and ecologically sustainable viticultural practices. The publishers say they made over 2,000 visits to appraise the 1,833 cellars included in the current edition.
Slow Wine is launching its guide in style with a wine tasting at Spiaggia where you’ll be able to taste over 100 wines from 45 Italian producers selected according to Slow Food principles.
What does Slow Wine mean to you? Comment here or on Twitter or Facebook and tell us what Slow Wine means to you. Do you think about how wine is made? Have you started buying organic wine? Do you like a certain biodynamic wine? Tell us, and we’ll award 2 tickets each to the people who gave us the 5 answers we like best. Winners will also receive a copy of the 2012 Slow Wine Guide. Winners will be contacted by 3 pm on Monday, January 30, so get your entries in by then!!
Slow Wine’s wine tasting will be held at Spiaggia, 980 N. Michigan Ave., on February 2, 6-8:30 p.m. $35 ($30 for Slow Food members–Slow Food Members check your email for the discount code to use when ordering tickets). A portion of the proceeds support Slow Food Chicago. Click here for more information.