The Gaudi of Dogliani

The Gaudi of Dogliani

The small town of Dogliani in southern Piedmont is today probably best known for the eponymous DOCG wine made from the Dolcetto grapes grown in the surrounding hills. However, the town has another claim to fame and that is the work of the self taught architect...
Roero Heroes

Roero Heroes

Vinnie and I were in southern Piedmont, leaving the Langhe and crossing the river Tanaro to the neighbouring area of Roero. “What do this river and the Missouri have in common?” I asked. “I’m a corkscrew – not Wikipedia,” he replied sarcastically. Well, I...
Barolo – The Old-Fashioned Way…

Barolo – The Old-Fashioned Way…

Vinnie and I are back in the Langhe in southern Piedmont. Italy is a country blessed with some outstanding landscapes, but the scenery here is so distinctive. The geometrical precision of the lines of vines meets the softly curving contours of the hills in a fusion so...
Roero and The Red House

Roero and The Red House

“There’s a red house over yonder,” sang Jimi Hendrix and, sure enough, there was. Vinnie and I were in Roero, a famous wine-producing area south of Turin. Less hilly than neighbouring Langhe but still with the slopes that provide perfect growing conditions for the...