Melba to Discover the Wines of Umbria, Italy!


by Melba Allen

Now that I’m finally on a steady pace with my classes, I can now put some attention towards some things that I’m excited about doing. One thing that I can’t wait to do is take part in the 2012 International Wine Tourism Conference and Workshop to be held in Perugia, Italy in January. What an eye opener the last International Wine Tourism Conference was for me!  I learn a lot about what’s going on in Wine Tourism in Portugal and around the world, but also met some wonderful and interesting people.  Persons like Marcy Gordon, and fellow Texans Merrill and Paul Bonarrigo of Messina Hof Wineries.  I visited Merrill and Paul this summer and they have a great place for wine Tourism and wonderful bed and breakfast called The Vintage House.

We also visited much of the Douro, home to Portugal Port wines. We received a very warm welcome on a chilly yet sunny day, and visit of the Quinta Do Panascal. Tastings Portuguese  reds, whites and sparkling wines where on the agenda during our visit to Avassara. 

Because I’m not that familiar with the wines of Umbria, I’m really looking forward to this discovery and taking more time to listen to what some of my colleagues have to say during the Conference.

P.S. To some of my students who are reading this, and would like to join me in Perugia, Italy in January, please see me after class for more details on how you can take part!

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3 Responses to Melba to Discover the Wines of Umbria, Italy!

  1. Sorry, there is an error with the name of the Messina Hof Bed and Breakfast, which in “the Villa at Messina Hof” and not “The Vintage House”. My apologies!!!

  2. Looking forward to meeting you at the conference & fam trip, Melba. Just something called Christmas to get out of the way first. See you in 2012…

  3. Hello to those students reading this fantastic blog. The provisional programme of talks is available and can be viewed at http://www.iwinetc.com/conference-programme/ A bientôt!

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