Umbria and Sagrantino Grape Invitation #ItalianFWT

Umbria lives in the shadow of Tuscany and is one of the few landlocked regions in Italy. Map courtesy of

Italian Food, Wine & Travel Group Searches for Sagrantino in Umbria
Our #ItalianFWT group has visited Italy via her wines for four years! We made our first “visit” to Umbria back in 2015 when we were touring the whole country virtually (my post is here). In February, we’ll be going back, specifically in search of wines made from the Sagrantino grape. We’ll be getting together to blog about our Sagrantino experiences. Traditionally, Sagrantino has been produced in the passito style (partially dried grapes) into a sweet dessert wine. In 1976, winegrowers started making dry red wines from the grape as well. We’d love to have you join us! See the details below.

How to join us:

  • Send an email to tell me you’re in: Include blog url, Twitter handle,  and any other social media details. If you know your blog post title, include that…but you can also send that a bit closer to the event. We’d like to get a sense of who’s participating and give some shout-outs and links as we go. You can contact me at
  • Find a wine from Umbria, hopefully one with Sagrantino. Write up your experience and get ready to post and share. But don’t post it yet!
  • Send your post title to me by Tuesday, January 29th to be included in the preview post. I will prepare a preview post shortly after getting the titles, linking to your blogs. Your title should include “#ItalianFWT”
  • Publish your post between late Friday night Feb. 1 and 8:00 a.m. EST on Saturday, February 2nd. You can always schedule your post in advance if you will be tied up that morning.
  • Include links to the other #ItalianFWT participants in your post, and a description of what the event is about. I’ll provide the HTML code that you can easily put in your initial post — which will link to people’s general blog url — then the updated code for the permanent links to everyone’s #ItalianFWT posts.
  • Get social! After the posts go live, please visit your fellow bloggers posts’ to comment and share. We have a Facebook group for participating bloggers to connect and share, too.
  • Sponsored posts are OK if clearly disclosed. Please be sure to disclose if your post is sponsored or if you are describing wine or other products for which you have received a free sample.

6 Responses to “Umbria and Sagrantino Grape Invitation #ItalianFWT”
  1. I’ve only had Sagrantino from Unti. Would love to try one from Umbria. Will join if time permits!

Check out what others are saying...
  1. […] about all things Umbria. You can read about the group and how to participate from Jeff Burrows at foodwineclick, our host this month. Join our chat using the hashtag […]

  2. […] month and he’s given us an excellent primer on Sagrantino and the other wines of Umbria in his invitation post. I recommend giving it a read if (like me) you don’t know much about this landlocked region of […]

  3. […] month the Italian Food Wine Travel Crew hosted by Jeff Burrows is getting to know Sagrantino; read his invitation to participate here. Being rare and requiring so […]

  4. […] Umbria on Twitter. You can read about the group and how to participate from Jeff Burrows at foodwineclick. Join our chat using the hashtag […]

  5. […] Jeff Burrows, the host of this month’s group, has posted some great information on the region and the grape variety  here and here. […]

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