One from the association Slow food out due wine guide after working with Gambero Rosso ended in 2009 after over 22 years. The first edition "Slow Wine 2011" was published at the end of 2010. They are responsible wine critic Giancarlo Gariglio and Fabio Giavedoni. Out of 200 tasters, 21,000 wines from 2,100 producers were tasted and 1,850 companies with 8,400 wines were included in the guide. It contains brief descriptions of the history and operating philosophy, as well as the vineyard locations and a list of the wines that particularly pleased. There is no point rating, but the three symbols bottle, euro symbol and snail are used for producers and wines. Evaluation criteria are ecological The mindset and philosophy of the producers, the grape varieties and the regional roots of wines and wineries.
The producers with the high average quality of their range receive “la bottiglia” (the bottle) as a symbol. Those with an above-average price-quality ratio are characterized 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 a character of origin in the most sustainable way possible. The wines are classified according to analog criteria. There is the "Grande Vino" with exceptional taste; the "Vino Quotidiano" (wine for every day) as a very good wine under 10 euros, and to top it off the "Slow Wine" - the one besides its excellent organoleptic Characteristics of the origin character, its history and the sustainability in production. There are no levels or ranks within the individual criteria. See also under wine review,