After 40 years working in the City of London I 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. My wife Les and I live in a valley in Neive (the largest commune of Barbaresco) surrounded by hazelnuts (nocciole) and vineyards (vigneti) and are gradually making our way around the local producers and restaurants: a never-ending journey of pleasure. This blog records some of our adventures and experiences that I hope will amuse and perhaps even inform you.

If you are considering visiting the region, you should consider using experienced tour guides as English is not generally spoken, (see the links on this page). Alternatively drop me an email and I will gladly provide you with some personalised advice.

Darryl Baldwin