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The Millers Series: Domenico Bianchini from Bianchini

We love Olive Oil.

And really, we should. We know the land where it comes from. We have felt the breeze through the hills. We have sat in the shade of its trees. We have smelled the scent of the blossoms and then were there to pick the fruit when it was just right. And when the oil came out of the press, we were there to taste it. But beyond the terroir, what really makes the difference, or rather who – is the miller. The man or woman, who with love, passion, science and gut creates for us – liquid gold. So, actually it’s them we love.

This is the sixth in our series of mini-interviews with our partners, the artisan farmers who bring us some of the most amazing EVOO available on the planet. We think that once  you know them like we do, you too will feel the love.  Today we meet Domenico Bianchini, the namesake of our Bianchini Cartoceto DOP. He was born among the olive trees and thankfully is still there today making outstanding oils and wines. Read more

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Tuscany comes to Vancouver

Here is the rule about Tuscany: if you have never been, you dream about going and if you have been, you dream about returning. Once is never enough. A bit like chips, or peanuts… but harder on your credit card. Read more

Parma Ham is from Parma

It was one morning not long after I had first moved to Italy: on my way to work, I grabbed my morning paper, took my seat on the metro, sat down ready to read and block out the rest of my co-commuters. The headline caught my eye “ Scandal: Canadian Company Claims to Produce Parma Ham”. I giggled all the way to work. Read more