Monthly Archives: September 2011

Gusto news and views!

Busy, Busy, Busy!! No apologies for not writing for a while, we have a great excuse! In only our second year, we are exceeding even our own expectations and we’re wonderfully busy and each day brings us new friends along with a daily reason to show off Umbria and a little of what she has to offer. After a weather blip in July this summer has proven to be a long, hot and dry one.  Umbria has, for once, not lived up to her nickname of “The green heart of Italy”.  She is distinctly brown this summer! Mind you, a...

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(Originally published in Castiglione del Lago’s newsletter) Snapshot of Sagrantino.

We have the perfect job!  We love wine and we do wine tours concentrating mostly on the Montefalco area of Umbria. Why Montefalco?  Well, we think the wines produced in this small area of Umbria are nothing short of spectacular – and they’re right on our doorstep! The king of the wines here is the huge Sagrantino di Montefalco, a grape unique to this small area of Umbria.  It’s a wild and unruly grape that needs to be tamed by locking it away for at least 30 months in a combination of stainless steel tanks, oak barrels(for a minimum of...

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