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Swiss Wine History – The Beginning
1905/2014

The story of Swiss wine like elsewhere in Europe, began in Switzerland by three not worthy events: – Romain Invasion – Monks and their activities – The arrival of parasites (phylloxera, mildiou, oidium) Wine with the Lacustrine Lacustre was a city built on the side of a lake and most likely existed around and before the age of bronze.

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Wine Word of the Day – “AOC”
2804/2014

Today’s word of the day is “AOC”. You may have often wondered what that designation means and why its important in the wine producing world. “AOC” stands for “appellation d’origine contrôlée”, which translates in English as “controlled designation of origin”. It is a French certification that can be found on wines, cheeses, butters, and other

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Wine Word of the Day – “Cru”
2604/2014

“Cru” is a French term that translates in English to “growth” and is the past participle of the verb “croitre” (to grow). Cru is also a French wine term that is closely related to “terroir” in the sense that it defines a specific natural environment in which a grape grows and which has a notable

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“Village Living is celebrating three years of successfully publishing lifestyle magazines across the city with a hyper-local focus on content, an unparalleled commitment to design and wicked customer service.” We are delighted to announce that we will be sponsoring the Village Living Magazine Launch Party on April 17th, 2014.  Remember to RSVP by April 15th,

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Top 9 Toronto Wines of 2014
0904/2014

Masi 2008 Costasera Amarone $40 | Venetia | 92 points A classic host gift full of freshness and poise, with a perfume that’s quite different from the usually thick and raisiny amarone. Expect lovely mulberry fruit, spice and marzipan flavours. It’s full-bodied, dense and warm, with terrific tautness. Rouge D’Enfer 2003 Price: $57.33 Purple color, full

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Meet Brasserie Trois Dames
0804/2014

Meet Raphaël Mettler, a brewery owner with operations in the French speaking part of the canton of Vaud. The brewery is situated on the Jura Mountains, which lie in-between Geneva and Basel. Raphaël is the proud owner of Brasserie Trois Dames (in English, “Brewery Three Ladies”) – the name having been chosen in honor of the three ladies

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Vegetarian Tapas: The Caviar of Spinach
0603/2014

Recipe for 12 person(s)   250 g of cooked spinach 1 cup of turmeric 250 g  of Greek yogurt 1 onion finely chopped  Olive Oil/Animal Fat/Coconut oil 1 clove of minced garlic ground cinnamon salt   Preparation   Add 1 tablespoon of the oil into a pan over medium heat, add garlic and onion. Cook

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Swiss Business Hub Intro Event
1502/2014

Thank you for all those who attended our very first Swiss wine tasting at the “Swiss Business Hub Intro Event” that was held at the Swiss Consulate of Toronto. We were  pleased by the overwhelming positive response we have received from attending guests about the quality and distinction of Provin’s award winning assortment of Swiss

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Delicious Mussel Recipe paired with Syrah by Provins
1302/2014

Fresh Pasta With Cream Sauce, Cockles, Mussels, Fresh Tomatoes and Safran Featured recipe of the week, a creation by Bruno Toppazzini, a  Swiss chef from Leytron at the KanNou restaurant.       Recipe for 12 people fresh lasagna pasta ( 80-100 g. per pers.) 1.2 cups of white wine butter parsley 2 shallots, chopped

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Swiss Wines – The Hidden Gems of Central Europe
1801/2014

So Why Swiss Wine? Switzerland has a number of claims to fame – cheese, chocolate, watches, banks, and of course Roger Federer. But wine? Swiss wine, you ask? Thanks to those hearty wine loving Swiss, swiss wine is relatively unknown outside of Switzerland due to the simple fact that the Swiss like to keep all

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