Umbria & Wine

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Cantine Aperte – Last Sunday in May – Ground Rules.

Party Time in The Umbrian Wineries! Cantine Aperte Umbrian Views   The nationwide Cantine Aperte (Open Cellars) in Italy is always the last weekend of May. This is one of the few days in the year we DON’T work!  We use part of the day to go to new cantine that we normally don’t have time to visit in…

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A FABULOUS slideshow of Robin Driscoll’s G.W.T!

Slideshow by Robin Driscoll/RD Photo Services copyright 2014.  All rights reserved. In 2013, Robin, a professional photographer with her own business ‘RD Photo Services’ came out on a wine tour with us … I think this slideshow that Robin put together speaks volumes about how much she enjoyed her day with us! We love the slideshow…

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Looking back, to look forward …. Our Loves and Life in Umbria.

Sometimes all it takes is to flick through past photographs to relive the loves, laughs, the memories, the friendships …… I took a peek at just the past few months. Here’s what I came up with …..   There were, of course, so many more photos I could have included, but perhaps there should be…

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Our Transplanted Life in Montefalco, Umbria – Gusto style …

Life is funny sometimes – the longer you stay in one place, the more you can take it for granted. Then something happens or you see something that brings you right back to why you chose to be in that particular place way back when! Home Life Simple pleasures, walking right near our house with…

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Bevagna – Il Mercato delle Gaite.

A little snapshot of the festival. WE try and go every year ….. Every June Bevagna, in central Umbria holds a 10 day medieval festa – the whole town gets involved and dresses up as medieval folk.  They dress the town up too, hiding modern day paraphernalia with hessian sacking where possible! The various quarters…

Blessing! All In A Gusto Wine Tours Day!
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Blessing! All In A Gusto Wine Tours Day!

We get enquiries sometimes that cause us to do a double-take! This year we had a request from a very nice man from the States asking if we could organise a blessing for him & his fiancé while they were on a wine tour with us. He wanted to surprise her with a little chapel…

A Memorable Gusto Day … Typically Untypical!
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A Memorable Gusto Day … Typically Untypical!

Making Memories! What makes a memorable day out? We are asked all the time “What can we expect from a day out with Gusto?” We don’t like to give too much away, as part of the pleasure, we have found, is in discovering those particular pleasures along the way! So, why don’t I tell you…

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A walk in the vineyards of Terre Margaritelli to discover wild herbs and greens.

OH!  This is going to be GREAT!! Sunday 14th April 2013   PROGRAMME:  10:00 Arrival at Terre Margaritelli and a guided tour of the winery.  11:00 Meeting with the “Erbaroli” (herb experts) to learn to recognize the herbs of     the field with a walk and collecting the herbs in the vineyard.  12:00  Aperitif:  Tasting…

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****STOP PRESS****Wine Tourism and the Future of the Montefalco Wine Industry

LATE NOTICE!!! Thursday 28th March 2013 Wine Tourism and the Future of the Montefalco Wine Industry (Translated from the Strada del Sagrantino events page.)   The American wine tourism is one of the segments of the wine industry in Europe with the most rapid growth. But what are the needs of the tourists who come…

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