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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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VINITALY 2013 April 7 – 10 – ‘Verona Fiere Fairground’

INTERNATIONAL WINE EXPO – VINITALY, VERONA. THE most important international wine event of the year here in Italy. Thousands of wine producers together under one roof to show off their range of wines, make contacts, talk amongst each other, compare technologies …. There will be a mass exodus towards Verona next weekend, the various vehicles…

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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…

Gusto Wine Tours and the story of the slightly mad winemaker!

One of the perks of our business is that we never stop trying to find new cantine (wineries) to add to our growing list of artisan wine-makers. The winemakers are real characters and each one brings something a little different to the winemaking process.  Each one has their own ideas and their own quirks that…

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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…

My Favourite Time Of Year in Umbria …
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My Favourite Time Of Year in Umbria …

The Colours of Autumn What’s your favourite time of year?   When you’ve watched the vines bud, flourish, produce bunches of grapes, see the grapes being picked … I wait with impatient anticipation for the autumn colours to unfold. … Especially the Sagrantino leaves.  When you look across the gently rolling hills with the rows…

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Up close n personal with the Vendemmia…

I couldn’t believe my eyes on the 1st September – there I was wasting time on the computer as usual and, of course, occasionally gazing out the window – I do have a rather spectacular view of Montefalco and the rows of vines at the back of the house – when suddenly there appeared a…

A Great Spring day for a Gusto Wine Tour!
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A Great Spring day for a Gusto Wine Tour!

A Great Gusto Day Out! We’d  been waiting for what seems like a life-time for some good weather, the winter seemed to be so long. We hoped and kept everything crossed…. and it worked!  Right at the end of February we had a gift of a day! We had a lovely day with Dylan, Carley,…

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