Slow Food Italy members have asked Norwich to help with the preliminary costings and logistics of an event which might have more than 80 small artisan wine and olive oil producers taking part, including producers from Le Marche, Umbria and Sicily. Even though we are based in Norwich we do have strong connections with Slow Food London and several of their members are very happy to help us over the next few months.
We should have more news about these developments soon as we currently have a member in Italy speaking with producers about the possibility of them attending next spring. We are also being helped in our endeavours by associates of Livinginlemarche who work closely with artisan producers in Italy and who will be one of the sponsors of the London event and also in Norwich if that takes place as well next spring.
Another piece of good news is that Chris White a member of Slow food Norwich and owner of Norfolk based Reno Wine has just started importing wine from a Slow Wine producer from Le Marche in Italy. This came about through contacts within the Slow food movement in the UK and Italy and it is hoped that this will be the beginning of a long and successful collaboration.