After being the proud owner for 8 months I was starting to think that perhaps I was really really lucky and got a problem free Alfa. Started to notice a few drops on the drive occasionally. Had a poke around nothing jumped out so just presumed it was rain water running down from the engine etc and dropping from the under tray as it was clearish colour but oily. Started to get worse looked at power steering reservoir and almost empty!! Now im worried
. So I took it to my local Alfa dealer (Alexander's in Stockton). Luckily its still under their warranty. Having left it with them for the day it turned out that some connections had worked loose somewhere around power steering pump. A quick tighten up and all is well again.
Feeling very relieved now but still check underneath, been over a week now and dry as a bone.
Moral of the story is, Don't always fear the worst.
Perhaps I do have good one after all