One from the union Slow Food out due wine guide after working with Gambero Rosso after over 22 years in 2009 has ended. The first issue "Slow Wine 2011" was released at the end of 2010. Responsible are the wine critic Giancarlo Gariglio and Fabio Giavedoni. From 200 tasters, 21,000 wines were tasted by 2,100 producers, of which 1,850 companies with 8,400 wines were included in the guide. It contains short descriptions of the history and philosophy of operation, as well as the vineyard situation and a list of the wines, which particularly liked. There is no score, but for producers and wines the three symbols bottle, euro sign and snail are used. Evaluation criteria are ecological Thinking and philosophy of the producers, the grape varieties as well as the regional rooting of wines and wineries.
Producers with a high average quality of their assortment receive "la bottiglia" (the bottle) as a symbol. Those with an above-average price-quality ratio are marked by "la moneta" (Euro symbol). The most valuable award "la chiocciola" (the snail) is given to producers "who live the Slow Food philosophy", that is, to produce wines of above-average quality with an origin character in the most sustainable way possible. The wines are classified according to analogous criteria. There is the "Grande Vino" with extraordinary taste; the "Vino Quotidiano" (wine for every day) as a very good wine under 10 euros, and as a coronation the "Slow Wine" - in addition to its excellent organoleptic Characteristics of the origin character, its history and the sustainability distinguished in production. There are no grades or grades within the individual criteria. See also below wine review,