aperitif tasting

Liguria: wine and oil from the Riviera

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Genova, Italy

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June 1st at 19:00 in your time zone

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Ligurian agricultural may often be called heroic. After all, this is difficult terrain, sandwiched between the mountains and the sea, with small terraces on drastic slopes overlooking breathtaking panoramas.

We’ll explore the beauty and the struggle of Ligurian agriculture through local wines and oils that are testament to the connections between land and sea.


We’ll taste wines from Possa and Cà du Ferrà:

  • Along one of the most picturesque walks of the Cinque Terre, from Possaitara to Canneto, we find the Possa winery, run by Heydi Samuele Bonanini. Until a few decades ago this area was entirely dedicated to viticulture, despite the topographical challenges, but today there are very few farmers left working on these steep slopes. In this landscape of extraordinary beauty, every agricultural process is arduous, from the construction and maintenance of the terraces and drywalls, to the harvest, where grapes are transported by boat or by monorail up the hill, to destemming, which, in the case of Sciacchetrà (Slow Food Presidium) is done by hand, bunch by bunch.
  • Next we move to Bonassola, close to the Cinque Terre, in a terrestrial paradise where the vines were planted in once-abandoned terrain. This recovery was driven by a desire to safeguard native grape varieties like bosco – the main ingredient in Sciacchetrà – and ruzzese, an ancient white grape variety which was drunk in Rome by Pope Paul III in the 16th century before being almost forgotten entirely. Cà du Ferrà have created a Slow Food Community to save the grape.

The tasting will also include oils featured in the Slow Food Guida agli extravergini 2023, and bread from the Slow Grains network.

This is event is free and open to all, though registration is required.

Slow Fish 2023 is organized by Slow Food and the Liguria Region, with the support of the City of Genoa. We’re in the Porto Antico of Genoa from June 1-4. Sign up to the Slow Food newsletter for the latest updates. #SlowFish2023

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Event languages: IT, EN

Event location: 
Genova - Porto Antico - Slow Fish Arena, Slow Fish Arena
Piazza delle Feste - Ponte Embriaco - Genova (Italy)
GPS: 44.4089431, 8.9274911

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