Archivi categoria: Living in Langhe

Unesco art project – the towns of Roero.

My first question to our art group was why, amongst all the towns of the Roero, Piobesi d’Alba was the last on the list. The one that no-one had chosen, that I picked by default. What was so unremarkable about … Continua a leggere

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My palette – spring in Langhe

I love this world of fluffy, palette spring. It’s amazing to see the transformation mother nature undergoes during spring. In the Langhe, you can’t walk out your front door without being taken aback. Where I live, on the cusp of … Continua a leggere

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Making tracks – the loss of laughter in Langhe

I haven’t used my ski blades in about ten years. And in that time, I’ve been skiing probably only three to four times. But when the snow comes….so do the itchy feet. And memories. Lots of memories that as I … Continua a leggere

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It’s Wednesday it must be hunting season

The first fine day in what felt like weeks. Fresh, pure snow on the horizon to soothe past wounds, and new anger for the lost lives and the disasters of recent days. It was fresh, crisp and finally I can … Continua a leggere

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Stories of love and loss – the festival of the dead, the living and the memory

I don’t know who Reginaldo was, nor do I know if he died in this spot, on the road to Bossolasco in the Alta Langa. I think possibly not. I think this might just be a simple memorial in a … Continua a leggere

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Living in Italy – how to find a gardener

How do you find a good gardener in Italy? This is the kind of million dollar question we’re still asking ourselves after a few years now. The last guy was good but he used to charge us a fortune, cash … Continua a leggere

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Stacking wood

Your red heart… And swirls and pink stripes Turned up with An hour’s notice On a Monday Morning wood stacking That’s my poetry attempt at the fact that after three weeks of not having understood whether we had successfully placed … Continua a leggere

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Nebbiolo grape juice – or what to do with your Italian neighbour’s produce

Italians are generous people and if you’re lucky enough to live here and have neighbours with veggie patches or fruit trees, you’ll know what I mean when I say that that generosity can sometimes be a challenge. From our friends … Continua a leggere

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Rimontaggio – my own touch of Langhe rosso

How exciting! My first real task in a wine cellar – pumping over my friend’s Langhe Rosso. This wine is going to taste of my touch….! I’m sure this gets boring and banal for the seasoned wine maker. In fact … Continua a leggere

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Forget-me-not wine

So, I have myself a job. And it’s about guiding people through a cellar tour, followed by a wine tasting in a Barolo producer’s family winery. The above is what I expect the job description would be. For me though, … Continua a leggere

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