Slow Wine Fair ’24, organized by BolognaFiere and Sana, under the artistic direction of Slow Food, will return to Bologna Feb. 25-27.
The third edition of the event aims to improve on the results of 2023, when there were more than 10,000 entries with a strong presence of those working in the sector from both Italy and abroad. More than 750 wineries will be present – up 50 percent from the first edition – from 20 countries and 4,000 labels at the tasting desk and an important participation of producers in the 20,000 square meters of exhibition space.
Going Beyond the Glass
Slow Wine Fair ’24 is dedicated to soil fertility. A topical subject for the sector, to which three online conferences were dedicated, providing the tools to understand the main issues related to the wine scene, developing the theme thanks to the interventions of producers, researchers and experts.
Expanding one’s oenological vocabulary, learning about projects around the world that promote viticulture that respects the land and its social fabric, but above all going beyond the goblet, to understand the path that leads from the vineyard to the bottle.
During the days of the event there are many opportunities to talk about wine in a comprehensive and transversal way, starting with meetings dedicated to climate crisis, organic and transparency along the supply chain, but not only.
In the halls of Slow Wine Fair ’24, there will be more than 850 exhibitors from all Italian regions and at least 20 countries, including new entries Australia, Mexico, Japan, South Africa and Sweden. An opportunity to meet winemakers and vignerons who adhere to the Manifesto of Good, Clean and Fair Wine and who are part of the Slow Wine Coalition, promoters of a sustainable production system, defense of the landscape and social, cultural and economic growth of the countryside.
Also reconfirmed this year is the presence of a dedicated area where producers of excellence can exhibit and tell about their bitters.
Rediscovering Bologna and the Territory
On the occasion of Slow Wine Fair ’24 https://slowinefair.slowfood.it/, Slow Food guide osterie and Alliance chefs from Bologna and the surrounding area will participate in the “Wine Dishes” initiative, celebrating the use of wine in cooking among traditional recipes and original proposals.
The program of widespread initiatives is all to be discovered: vineyard walks, guided tours of Bologna’s historic center, cooking classes on the secrets of fresh pasta, and visits with tastings at the Enoteca Regionale dell’Emilia-Romagna.