Monthly Archives: February 2019

Celebration Wine Tours with Gusto!

Celebration Wine Tours for larger groups. Join Gusto Wine Tours in Umbria, Italy for an amazing tailor-made Wine Tour for any celebratory occasion.

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#ItalianFWT – Sagrantino For The Win(e).

A Brief History of Sagrantino. The story goes that it was first mentioned by Pliny the Elder in Roman times when he wrote about a grape called Itriola growing in Mevania. However, as Mevania is now called Bevagna and is in the Sagrantino production zone, this is probably scholarly wishful thinking. In the 1500s it was established that Itriola is closer to the Passerina grape. There were also theories that it was brought over from the Middle East but new thinking believes it is in fact a local grape. Sagrantino doesn’t share its DNA with any other grape variety. This...

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