With fifty eight wineries showing the best products of fourteen regions of Italy it can be said that Slow Wine 2016 was a huge success.
It all took place on Wednesday at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood.
Slow Food has become a huge success in one decade so it followed that wine, as an agricultural product, could follow. Since a large majority of wineries are family owned and operated in Italy it was a perfect fit to join the concepts of Slow Food which include the idea of returning to heritage foods, customs and recipes.
Italy has as large number of native varietals and many of the vineyards are still planted with grapes that have produced wine for centuries.
The Slow Wine tasting included wineries from the far north, Piedmont and Lombardy, to the south in Puglia and Sicily.
For us it was the ideal way to taste some of the native varietals such as Nero d'Avola in Sicily and Aglianico del Vulture grapes from Puglia.
All the wineries present are devoted to the Slow Wine concepts, many with their DOC ratings.
Adding to the scene Wednesday at Taglyan Complex were classic Italian cold meats, cheeses and breads served to accompany the excellent wines.