“I came to Piemonte to work one grape harvest. That was over 20 years ago…”
Welcome to PiemonteMio!
PiemonteMio is a site dedicated to life here in Piemonte. My Piemonte – Piemonte Mio – is all about the wine – some of the finest in the world. But as you will see, there is so much more to Piemonte than just that.
I can help you to discover the best of the Langhe, Roero and Monferrato in this jewel of north-western Italy, with architecture, cuisine, sports, scenery, design, history as great as any in the country.
Discover My Piemonte
I have information on how to get here, and what to see and do when you arrive, so that you can experience the Piemonte that the locals know.
Food and wine are what most visitors to the Langhe, Roero and Monferrato come for, but Piemonte has much more to offer than just that: from Olympic ski and winter sports resorts, to Italy’s first capital city, Turin, home to some of the best museums in the country, to say nothing of the shopping…
Wine & Food Tours
“We had an incredible day with Evan in Barolo country!…world class at every step and a ton of fun.”
Nowhere in Italy can offer as much as Piemonte when it comes to what’s on your plate and in your glass. The wines are the most interesting in the land and the cuisine, courtesy of the Savoyard Empire, is a sublime blend of French and Italian.
The glories of Italian regional larders are overwhelmingly to be found in small, family-owned producers, and Piemonte is no exception. People making authentic wines or foods deeply rooted in the area, and restaurants making traditional dishes from locally-sourced ingredients.
The wines are easily accessible, the food wonderfully seasonal and crowned with the glorious White Truffle.
To visit the places the locals go, you need someone here; someone who lives and breathes the region: someone who will show you places others don’t know about. Someone like me…
Click on the link to find out how you can discover the best of the Langhe, Roero and Monferrato.
Italy's Burgundy...?It's a long one this time, looking at whether Piemonte is really Italy's Alsace, rather than Burgundy. "Piemonte is Italy's Burgundy" - just about every wine writer who has ever lived... I have heard the idea that Piemonte is Italy’s Burgundy more...
Spring is in the air...My last blog post was a whole season ago, with the vines in their winter-depths dormancy, and me not feeling much more lively. A lot has been happening in Piedmont since then... Most notably for me, my first wine, Primis, is now listed at the...
Looking for inspiration...?If you happened upon my previous blog post, you will know it contained season's greetings for Christmas & New Year. But they feel long gone now and your holiday is over. So you’ll be wanting some inspiration to keep you going through...
Season's Greetings, Merry Christmas & Happy New year!As ever, the autumn saw us busy in the Langhe – harvest may have come and gone by the time autumn arrived this year, but we still had plenty of visitors wanting to see the wines being made and sit down with a...
Something for the weekend, sir...?Yes, it's that time again. Every year, as October swings around, we gird our loins and prepare for the swarming hordes to descend on Alba for the International Alba White Truffle Fair. Well, last year and the year before we didn’t,...
WINE, FOOD & MORE...Well, my last, brief, post was about Barbaresco in Festa – a once-a-year knees-up that finished far later than I stayed…It was, without doubt, one of the highlights of the social calendar: I recommend that you visit Piemonte next year for this...
HOW TO GET TO THE LANGHE
So you have seen and – I hope – read about the Langhe, Roero and Monferrato. Now you need to get here…
There are major international airports serving Piemonte in Turin and Milan, as well as smaller ones in Cuneo and Genoa.
Nice is only a couple of hours away, and Geneva is convenient for many of the ski resorts.
To visit the Langhe, Roero and Monferrato by rail, you’ll need a train to Alba or Asti. Alba is served from Turin, Asti from Turin, Milan and Genoa.
Turin has a new direct sevice with Trenitalia from Paris, in addition to the Paris – Turin service offered by SNCF in France.
All roads may lead to Rome, but why not take the ones via Piemonte wine country on the way…?
The Langhe, Roero and Monferrato are very well served from Turin, Milan, Genoa and Nice.