The Sana Sow Wine Fair, dedicated to “good, clean and fair” wine, will take place from 27 to 29 March in Bologna. Organized by BolognaFiere with the artistic direction of Slow Food and the patronage of the Emilia Romagna Region, it represents the first international meeting of the Slow Wine Coalition and brings together for the first time hundreds of producers selected by Slow Food and operators of the wine supply chain from Italy and from abroad.
The three days of the event are reserved for operators of the horeca channel. Sunday is open to all fans, who will also be able to access on Monday and Tuesday by registering for a masterclass.
Environmental, social and cultural sustainability
After the 3 days of online conferences open to all (from 22 to 24 March), the same number of days in attendance will start from the 27th, divided into meetings, tastings and masterclasses.
The success of this first edition of Sana Sow Wine Fair is confirmed by the participation of over 500 producers from 18 countries who, in complete safety, offer their labels for tasting and meet thousands of operators in the sector. The event aims to become the reference point for winemakers and professionals: importers, distributors, restaurateurs, sommeliers, communicators, without forgetting the thousands of enthusiasts.
The number of wineries that have a certification is significant: of the more than 500 present, 240 are certified for the practice of organic farming and 20 for biodynamic agriculture.
Environmental sustainability, landscape protection and social and cultural growth of the countryside were also the themes at the center of the three online events that launched a fundamental debate for those who believe that wine has a central role in tracing the contours of agricultural and food policies, environmental, social. The Manifesto and Slow Food’s approach to wine, made even more tangible starting from 2011 with the birth of the Slow Wine Guide and the projects connected to it, arise from the awareness that the value of wine can no longer be just the hedonistic one linked to pleasure of tasting.
The presence of Emilia Romagna at the Sana Sow Wine Fair
The list of producers present is constantly updated. On 11 March, 57 producers from Emilia Romagna confirmed their participation, of which 32 in certified organic and 3 in certified biodynamic.
From historic cellars to the most modern methods of winemaking, passing through organic and biodynamic companies, the Emilia-Romagna winemakers bring to Bologna some of the wines that have made the history of the region, such as Lambrusco, Malvasia and Sangiovese.
The official start of the Sana Sow Wine Fair will be inaugurated by the plenary assembly, in which the topics discussed during the online meetings are reworked in a single document, a synthesis of the revolution in the world of wine that the Slow Wine Coalition wishes to carry out.