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    ITALY 2016

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    Food, Wine & Fun in Piedmont, Italy SEPTEMBER  5 – 15, 2016 SOLD OUT “An exceptional all round gastronomical, cultural and just plain fun tour!” This will be our 5th trip to the Barolo...

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    Porto & The Douro 2016

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    Lisbon continues to be Portugal’s heartbeat, and deservedly so, but the excitement and energy is being translated all across the country. Particularly up north in the bustling city of Porto, and in the wine...

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    PORTO 2017

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    Lisbon, the Douro, and Porto MAY 27 to JUNE 5, 2017 *FLIGHTS AND FINAL PRICING  will be confirmed SOON! Lisbon continues to be Portugal’s heartbeat, and deservedly so, but the excitement and energy is...

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    Wine, Food & Fun Tours

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    Fun WINE, FOOD & ADVENTURE TOURS Travel with Billy & Kato I’d like to invite you to join Kato and me on one of our wine adventure holidays! Delicious local food, lots of wine, elegant...

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    IRELAND 2017

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

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    LISBON 2016

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    IN LOVE WITH LISBON Thursday, September 15 to Friday, September 23, 2016 SOLD OUT “EUROPE’S COOLEST CITY” After five years of Tours our love affair with the magical city of Lisbon has not stopped...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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An Invite to the Villa!

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CALLED VILLA SANTI! You cannot go wrong pouring budget Italian Pinot Grigio for summer refreshment, but if you’re looking to add ‘bit of class’ to the Grigio experience I recommend Villa Sandi. I’m sure you’ll...

UNBELIEVEABLY GOOD $9.95 WHITE

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I’m sure that some of you know this wine, but have you tried it lately? The 15 vintage is drop-dead gorgeous stuff. Smack bang between the refreshment of Grigio and the glamour of Chardonnay. Foreplay...

Classy Aperitif White

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I’m repeating this recommendation because the 2015 vintage is outstanding. The colour suggests a rich Chardonnay, and there is a suggestion of richness, however, the overall feeling is of elegance and refreshment. The Champagne experience...

Wow! I’m in Heaven

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Here’s a pair of traditional-style reds Wow! I’m in heaven. A Rioja with earthy flavours of Rhone, the woodsy thing of Chianti, and my favourite ‘otherworld’ character. Old-fashioned wine in the down ‘n dirty style....

Discover this one!

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 ONE OF THE BEST LITTLE-KNOWN WHITES AT THE LCBO Some of you will know of my fondness for Miquel’s unoaked Chardonnay, but it deserves a much bigger audience. Such as the millions who dream of...