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Winevent – October 25-29, 2012: Salone Internazionale del Gusto – Terra Madre, Turin (Italy)

If you happen to be in Turin, Italy, starting today and until October 29, 2012 you may consider stopping by the Salone Internazionale del Gusto – Terra Madre, an international food and wine fair organized by the international Slow Food association showcasing the products of 1000 producers from 100 countries. There is also a Wine Store showcasing 1200 bottles from all over Italy: if you are curious as to which wineries are going to be present, you can check them out by browsing their Wine List.

As far as wine is concerned, on Sunday October 28, 2012 at 3:00 pm at Rampa Nord del Lingotto trade fair complex you may consider buying tickets (at EUR 50 each) to participate in Slow Wine 2013, a wine tasting event with over 1000 wines from 600 wineries reviewed by the Slow Wine 2013 guide (a complimentary guide will be presented to ticketed attendees).

The Salone Internazionale del Gusto – Terra Madre is at the Lingotto Fiere trade fair complex, at Via Nizza 280, Turin, Italy. Free apps for iPhone and Android are also available with the full program of the event, a map and a list of exhibitors.

Finally, if you are interested in the Slow Food association and their activities, this is some general information about them as indicated in the International Slow Food Web Site: “Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization with supporters in 150 countries around the world who are linking the pleasure of good food with a commitment to their community and the environment. A non-profit member-supported association, Slow Food was founded in 1989 to counter the rise of fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world. Today, we have over 100,000 members joined in 1,300 convivia – our local chapters – worldwide, as well as a network of 2,000 food communities who practice small-scale and sustainable production of quality foods.”

If you are based in the United States and want to know more about Slow Food, you can check out the U.S. Slow Food Web Site and the locations of their several U.S. chapters.

As always, if you make it to Turin and want to share your experience at the Salone Internazionale del Gusto – Terra Madre, go ahead and leave a comment below!

Winevent – October 20-22, 2012: Tuscany Wine Fair, Arezzo (Italy)

If you happen to be in or around Tuscany next week, you should consider stopping by Arezzo any day between the 20th and the 22nd of October to visit not only that beautiful Tuscan town but also and especially Tuscany Wine, a fair that has been organized in coordination with VinItaly (the most important Italian wine fair) to showcase and promote the best Tuscan wines.

Tuscany Wine will be at Arezzo Fiere e Congressi, Via Spallanzani 23, Arezzo and will be open daily from 10:00am to 8:00pm, tickets are EUR 10 each.

If you go, you will have the opportunity to taste wines made by the more than 200 Tuscan producers who will be present at the fair. In addition, Sunday October 21 will be entirely focused on biodynamic wines. The fair will also include a Cooking Show where chefs from the Italian Chef Federation and the Regional Union of Tuscan Chefs will present traditional Tuscan dishes spiced up with a modern twist which will be paired with Tuscan wines selected by the Italian Sommelier Association.

For more information please check out the full program of Tuscany Wine on the fair’s Website: unfortunately, it is only in Italian, but if you have any questions feel free to email me and I will be happy to help you out.

And if you happen to go visit Tuscany Wine, please make sure to let us all know how you liked it by leaving a comment below!