Austin pedicab tours
“What is the GUSTO experience? A community of shared knowledge. It relies on education.” When I first looked at the GUSTO website, I was a little confused about the focus of their organization. Travel and events and tastings and classes? But speaking with Daniel helped clarify the overarching theme: connecting education and educators in a fun and unique way. He said he had been in event planning for five years and started to feel that every wine event ran along the same lines. “There was no connection between what I was hearing, tasting, and what to take away from it. We have the change to connect the dots, and take things they can use in other wine experiences- at events or on their own.” GUSTO works to do this in a variety of different ways, offering events for all levels of wine enthusiasts, from beginners who just want to learn more, to sommeliers looking for opportunities to share their knowledge and gain more experience.
And that connection between educator and wine enthusiasts is certainly a part of the pedicab tours. When a tour is booked, the GUSTO team takes care of all the behind-the-scenes arrangements: making reservations, preparing gift-certificates, and crafting food and wine pairings. At each of the three restaurants, couples receive a gift card for $30 and a proposed pairing sheet for that particular location. The sheets are just a suggestion and guests can order whatever they want within that $30 budget, or they can go over if they like and pay the difference. With three different restaurants, guests get to savor three unique courses and enjoy a break between each with a ride through town on the back of a pedicab. The tours run Tuesday through Sunday and change every day, rotating between restaurants in town.