BloGusto!

Winter Warmer Tours with Gusto – Umbrian-style!  

Fancy a Winter Warmer Tour with Gusto? We are fast approaching the end of 2018!  Now we’re looking forward to those crisp, azure-skied winter days in Umbria.  The vine leaves are starting to change colour from their vibrant green to the stunning hues of reds and yellows, a truly beautiful sight and a mecca for photographers the world over. Wine lovers are discovering that Umbria is a fabulous winter destination, with the robust Sagrantino di Montefalco warming the cockles of their hearts!  But there isn’t just an abundance of full-bodied, elegant reds, the white wine scene in Umbria is undergoing a...

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Gusto Wine Tours – Grand Prize Draw! *** WONDERFUL UPDATE****

13th March 2015   We are DELIGHTED to say that we have now sold 101 tickets!! This means that the Grand Prize Draw will take place after midday (Italy time!) on Friday 3rd April!  Now we want to reach 200 tickets!  Only €5 per ticket!  A bargain … and to sweeten the deal, we have a THIRD prize on the table now!!  We have such fantastic and generous friends!   THIRD prize offered by Monteolivo-Umbria run by the charismatic Yo & Jan…    You could win 6 bottles of fantastic award winning  Omero Moretti Grechetto organic wine – and have...

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A Very Happy and Exciting 2015 for us all!!

I’ve put together some snapshots of our lives in 2014 and look forward to creating more fabulous memories this year!  It’s a big year for us!  We are celebrating five years doing what we love to do!  I (Giselle) turn the big FIVE .OH. later in the year, and I plan on having many adventures to celebrate that! So, Happy New Year from Gusto Wine Tours in beautiful Umbria! Do pop by and say hello!    

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A FABULOUS slideshow of Robin Driscoll’s Gusto Wine Tour!

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 Robin, and thank you so much for letting us use it!

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Happy New Year for 2014 from Giselle & Mark – Gusto Wine Tours!

Many exciting things in store for 2014 …. Take a look at some of the new Gusto ventures! TASTER TOURS WITH GUSTO! Come out with us for a morning or an afternoon and visit a couple of fabulous local cantine! We’ll pick you up locally (local to Montefalco, ask us if you’re not sure!) You’ll visit 2 cantine tasting their wines and, as often as not, their local products… You’ll have a full tour of one of the cantine … We’ll drop you off where we picked you up! From 2 to 8 wine lovers from only €50.00 per person....

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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 a part 2 instead!   Finally, if you have got this far – if you like our photos, please don’t steal them – if you ask me, I’ll in all likelihood say yes as long as you credit me for it!  😀  Contact us here...

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Another Typically Non-Typical 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 special event for him & his fiancé while they were on a wine tour with us. He wanted to surprise her with a little chapel blessing in honour of their forthcoming wedding in a small, out the way place, preferably with a view…..  Could we rise to the occasion? At first we didn’t think it would be possible – this is Italy, after all, the home of the beloved...

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A Gusto Day … Typically Untypical!

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 about a day that happened last year? The summer was a hot and long one – one to remember!  The sunflowers seemed to go on and on – my favourite flower!   We had requests from 3 different young couples coming from 3 different directions … so it was that we organised a...

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Cantine Aperte May 26th 2013 … Ground Rules….

THIS weekend – Always the last weekend of May will be the nationwide Cantine Aperte in Italy ……. This is one day we DON’T work!  We use part of the day to go to new cantine that we usually don’t have time to visit normally in Umbria.   The latter part we go local – so we can get home easily! So, if you’ve never been, how do you go about it?  I’m here to tell you how! This is an event for everyone! There’s amazing wine, great food, entertainment galore, picnics in the vineyards, jazz in the barrel rooms …...

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Day One!

Hi all, Giselle here! I know that I have other dormant blogs out there, but this one is a little more thought out and hopefully, with a few years experience under our belt now, more interesting! I plan, over time to cover wine events – focusing on Umbria mostly, but if there are important events outside of Umbria, I will cover them too. I want to tell you about the wonderful people behind the wines here …. I want to occasionally share one of our days with you – so those of you who haven’t been on one of our...

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