Gambero Rosso and Slow Food Go Their Separate Ways

gamberorossovini.jpegVini d’Italia, the influential Italian wine guide known for its ‘tre bicchieri’ (three glasses) that it accords to the best Italian wines, will in future solely be published by Gambero Rosso. The collaboration with Slow Food ends after 22 years. The first Vini d’Italia guide appeared in 1987. Vini d’Italia traditionally appears at the end of October. In addition to the Italian edition, there are also English and German editions of the guide. This year’s guide will for the first time be made without the cooperation of Slow Food. Slow Food will publish its own wine guide on wines for daily drinking (Guida al Vino Quotidiano). According to the Italian newspaper La Stampa, the separation is caused by philosophical differences between the two organizations. Slow Food would like to devote more attention to natural and environmentally conscious wines, Gambero Rosso leans more towards the commercial side of the Italian wine world.