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  • FRANCE 2017

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    SOUTH of FRANCE  SEPTEMBER 13-21, 2017  Two rooms left! “Chateau Canet is one of the 10 most beautiful wine chateaux in France” After several years of research, we have found the ‘perfect spot’ for...

  • Italy 2017

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    SEPTEMBER 3 to 13, 2017 The 4B’s: Barolo, Barbarescco, Barbera and Billy! SOLD OUT “An exceptional all round gastronomical, cultural and just plain fun tour!” This will be our 6th trip to the Barolo...

  • Portugal 2017

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    LISBON, PORTO & THE DOURO The ultimate Portugal experience 10 days, May 24 – June 4, 2017 SOLD OUT! Lisbon continues to be Portugal’s heartbeat, and deservedly so, but the excitement and energy is...

  • Wine, Food & Fun Tours

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    Our trips to Europe are action packed and offer experiences you couldn’t get if you went on your own. We spend hundreds of hours working out details, fine tuning and researching to give you...

  • IRELAND 2017

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    2017 IRISH SPRING TOUR: Food, Drink & FUN SOLD OUT 10 DAYS IN IRELAND – THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME! This is the trip we would want to take! A ‘country cottage week’ to...

  • Travel

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    Wanted to share some travel finds with you about Prince Edward County and Chicago… stay tuned for more! Or email tips about places you love and we’ll post it!   PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY Part...

  • Testimonials

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    Buy lottery tickets! Sell your house! Do everything in your power to join Billy and Kato on next year’s Lisbon trip. BEST HOLIDAY OF MY ENTIRE LIFE – the wines, the food, the art...

  • Winespeak

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    JOIN ME IN CREATING A BETTER WAY TO TALK ABOUT WINE! Traditional ‘winespeak’ – the language used by wine writers – may impress some, but for most, it’s meaningless. And more importantly it does not...

Recent Posts

My Perfect RED!

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For once the back label describes it perfectly, ‘the wild aroma of Syrah, the silky texture of Grenache, and the fresh tang of Carignan’. Many south of France reds have this grape mix, but Chapoutier...

TOLLO BACK ON TRACK

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After a few years of average quality, Tollo’s Montepulciano is back on form. Delicious, bright flavours riding on an edge of refreshment – and the tangy Italian thing. A lively invitation to get some food...

Castano!

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CASTANO INTRODUCES VARIETY TO SPANISH REDS Now that they have become popular, it’s important to know that Spanish reds offer styles other than the warm and cuddly. Here is an example of something else –...

Rich Reds

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MY NEW LOVE AFFAIR Fans of rich reds will be delighted to hear that I’m joining the ranks. At least with the wines from these two Languedoc producers in the south of France. The LCBO...

Bordeaux is Back!

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HURRAY FOR OLD FASHIONED BORDEAUX RED My fondness for Bordeaux reds took a dive several years ago when producers started crafting for the American critics and palates. With big, jammy-sweet wines. At big prices. However...