GUSTO IS AN AVENUE TO FEED YOUR PASSION FOR WINE VIA CLASSES, CONSULTING, EVENTS AND TRAVEL.
We strive to provide a different kind of service; one that not only is unique and fun but one that can inform and leave an impression. Whether you’re seeking professional wine courses, planning a corporate or private event, need assistance in staff training or cellar management or your interested in wine travel; our team of experienced event planners, wine educators, chefs, sommeliers, concierge and tourism professionals in addition to our community partners give our clients access to a wide range of resources to make a vision a reality. When it comes to wine, we can help you learn, share and experience it in a whole new way!
Our niche is creating experiences around wine, whether educational in nature or social. Our goal is to create an experience that you become a part of. An experience that is indulgent, exclusive and something only GUSTO can bring you.
PROFESSIONAL WINE, SPIRIT & SAKE COURSES
Through a Partnership with the International Wine Guild, GUSTO provides an avenue for higher education in wine via professional courses in wine, spirits and sake. The International Wine Guild is an accredited wine college, not just (or only) a professional certifying organization. We provide the support and education to prepare you for certification, if certification is your goal. The Guild was established to encourage the study of and to develop the technical and professional understanding and increased knowledge of wine throughout all areas of the wine and food service industry.
The Guild is dedicated to fostering wine education at the highest levels and helping both wine professionals and wine enthusiasts increase and expand their knowledge and understanding of wine.
All Guild programs are taught from a curriculum with a world view and can be approached by both the wine enthusiast and wine professional. We provide our own proprietary course materials for all diploma programs and administer course exams based on in-class teachings. All lead instructors in our professional programs have industry experience – often in a range of different areas of the industry and have been through a two-year training program to become Senior Wine Instructors.
DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT FOR YOUR NEXT EVENT
Our niche is creating events around wine whether educational in nature or social. We utilize a core event team composed of seasoned and creative event planners as well as a network of wine and culinary professionals including Sommeliers, Chefs, Cicerones, Fromagiers, Cheesemongers and Chocolatiers with one goal; to create an experience that you become a part of. An experience that is indulgent, exclusive and something only GUSTO can bring you.
We are dedicated to delivering an exceptional event service from the very first conversation. Our Client’s can expect professional execution, creative concepts/themes and flawless day-of logistics and coordination.
- CORPORATE EVENTS
- PRIVATE EVENTS
- PUBLIC EVENTS
We understand that one of the goals of any establishment in the hospitality industry is to increase the bottom line of the establishment by the most effective means possible. We feel that the single best way to do this is by having a well educated staff that knows how to sale and upsale the products you serve.
- Wine, Spirit & Sake Basics
- Food & Wine Pairing
- Wine Service
Our business services program is a combination of all our services structured in a way that gives your business the ideal resources and expertise to grow brand awareness, attract new customers and keep the ones you have.
- IWG – Level I Wine, Spirit and Sake Seminars
- One-on-One Management & Staff Training
- Promotional Events
- Menu Development
- Sales Training
- Restaurant Consulting
- Distribution Sales
- Event Staffing
We are here to assist you in the decision making process that is involved with a wine cellar; including how to organize, purchase and manage your cellar as well as design, layout and construction. Our cellar managment service is set up to guide you through every decision process with the same attention to detail as if it were our own cellar.
- Design & Layout
- Construction & Build-Out
- Inventory Management
- Cellar Notes & Journals
GUSTO recognizes that one of the goals of property/community managers is to optimize the investment of the community by maintaining property value and exceed industry standards for providing extraordinary services withing distinctive and inviting living environments. We want to help you gain more recognition by bringing wine and other related events and tastings to your community.
THERE IS TRAVEL… AND THEN THERE IS GUSTO TRAVEL
Travel- To go from one place to another, as by car, train, plane or ship.
GUSTO Travel- To go from everyday life to something once-in-a-lifetime as by personal guides, world-class accommodations and a global reach to some of the best and most prestigious wine regions in the world.
Wine is about pleasure and we design our programs to be fun and memorable for wine lovers of all ages and experience levels. We strive to make our tours informative and exclusive, while keeping the atmosphere unpretentious, inviting and relaxed. We provide wine travel opportunities to The Texas Hill Country, France, Italy, Argentina and China.