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By: Elena Grigashkina and Katie Sutor

On February 4, the Slow Food USA Brooklyn office hosted our first Slow Wine round table to discuss the future of good, clean and fair wine. We hope you followed along with us on Twitter as we live tweeted the event, but if not, we have a {{ download(4117, {“soft”: 1, “target”: “_blank”, “label”: “full report attached”}) }} for you. In attendance were Giancarlo Gariglio and Fabio Giavedoni, the Slow Wine guide’s co-editors from Italy; Richard Olsen-Harbich, winemaker at Bedell Cellars in Long Island; Joe Campanale, beverage director and co-owner of dell’Anima, L’Apicio, L’Artusi, and Anfora in New York City; Nick Gorevic, sales representative at Jenny & François Selections; and Paul Yanon, senior account executive at Colangelo & Partners Public Relations. The round table was hosted by Slow Food USA’s very own Director of Strategy and Community, Megan Larmer. While the 2016 Slow Wine guide features Italian wines, our conversation on the 4th focused on American viticulture as we heard from experts from different industries and countries. Various questions and solutions were bandied about, but we kept returning to one core question: how can the US encourage sustainable wine production and distribution? Does this mean taking a more holistic view of the vineyard? Selling wine in kegs instead of bottles? Putting ingredient lists on wine? Leave us your ideas in the comments! We’d love to know what you think.