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.”
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!