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Launch of SIP Piemonte Food & Wine Experience Tours

It has been 20 years this year since my family chose Piemonte as the base of our secondary family home. This little corner of Italy is a veritable food and wine paradise in the foothills of the Italian Alps with its vine covered hills, medieval hilltop villages and spectacular views. It is not surprising that … Continue reading

Goats and Honey – Piemonte

Rocaverano – Robiola made naturally by Agnesi’s sister in the mountains 45 minutes from Mombaruzzo. Abandoned beautiful hills with pasture and forests, far away from everywhere. The delicate fresh flavoured Robiola is often served with mostarda (fruit marmalade) in Piemonte. And honey, Monica our neighbour is a bee fanatic and has over 80 hives in … Continue reading

Visiting Barolo – a day with my Sister

Leaving the kids tucked up in our little house in the woods (lacasapiccola.com) near to Mombaruzzo famous for its sweet amaretti biscuits, we headed (a little late) towards the famous village of Barolo famous for its intriguing red wine (27 Oct 2016). 45 minutes south west towards Alba famous itself for its white truffles and … Continue reading

Barbaresco – a tower and a wine

Barbaresco is known as the baby brother of Barolo. Don’t be mislead,  complex, fine and elegant Nebbiolo does not means lesser (as you can tell from the price of the Gaja wines – Barbaresco’s most forceful representative, see photos below). The DOC dates from 1966 (DOCG since 1980) and includes the hill-top villages of Barbaresco itself but … Continue reading

How it began….Piemonte Tales

In 1997 just before starting to work for the Queen’s wine merchants Berry Bros in St James’ Street, London, I came to Piemonte with my sister and mother in search of our dream house. Today this region of Italy is part of my life and I spend as much time as possible in the foothills of the … Continue reading

Authentic Italy: finding the rare white truffle in Piemonte with Mario and Rex the dog

Piemonte is the real Italy: fine food made from basic local ingrédients, beautiful rolling hills of vineyards and kind people who seem to have understood something about the simplicity of loving life. Bypassed by those on their way to Tuscany or the Riviera not far away, Piemonte is still largely undiscovered, charmingly rustic and authentic. It is the … Continue reading