+39 3481663798 evan@piemontemio.com

About Me

I’m Evan Byrne, a Piemonte-based wine expert with over 25 years’ experience in the wine industry.  I have made and sold wine in Italy, Australia and the UK.  I fell for the charms of Piemonte over 20 years ago and have been sharing my unparalleled local knowledge with visitors for several years.

Why don’t you visit the region and discover PiemonteMio – My Piemonte ?  I can offer you an insider’s insights and all manner of experiences for touring the region and discovering PiemonteTuo…

About PiemonteMio

I took up the PiemonteMio baton in 2020, having lived in the area for two decades.

PiemonteMio was started by Darryl Baldwin, who, after 40 years working in the City of London finally discovered paradise less than a 2 hour flight away: Piemonte.  Or to be more precise, Barbaresco and Barolo, home to some of the finest wines in the world.  Darryl and Les, his wife, live in a valley in Neive, the largest commune of Barbaresco.  Surrounded by hazelnuts – nocciole – and vineyards – vigneti – they gradually made their way around local food and wine producers and restaurants: a never-ending journey of pleasure.  Their blog posts record some of their adventures and experiences.

In 2020 the PiemonteMio baton was taken up by me.  Though our paths to paradise were very different, I, too, had fallen for the charms of Piemonte, and, specifically, Nebbiolo: for me it followed years working in wine retail in the UK, via a year in Australia working a harvest, selling wine to the locals in Melbourne and even a stint at a cellar-door in Tasmania.  I first visited Piemonte in 2001, to work a couple of months during the harvest. I stayed until 2005…

In 2008, following more wine retail and wholesale in the UK, including Berry Bros & Rudd, I returned – there was unfinished business between myself and Piemonte.  Between myself and Nebbiolo, Barbaresco, Barolo.  I have lived here since then, making wine, selling wine, tasting wine, drinking wine and, most importantly of all, meeting Darryl & Les!

If you feel like discovering more, just drop me a line on evan@piemontemio.com or, if you prefer, give me a call on +39 348 166 3798.