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  • ITALY 2019

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    SEPTEMBER 2019. The ultimate gourmet wine and food tour in one of the most beautiful areas of Italy. The 4B’s: Barolo, Barbarescco, Barbera and Billy! “An exceptional all round gastronomical, cultural and just plain...

  • Portugal 2018

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    LISBON, PORTO & THE DOURO SOLD OUT The ultimate Portugal experience! 12 days, Sunday 16 September to Friday 28 September, 2018 Lisbon continues to be Portugal’s heartbeat, and deservedly so, but the excitement and...

  • Ireland 2018

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    PINTS and HIKES AROUND IRELAND 11 DAYS IN IRELAND – THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME! GROUP ONE: May 21 to June 2, 2018 SOLD OUT GROUP TWO: June 4 to 16, 2018  SOLD OUT...

  • FRANCE 2017

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    SOUTH of FRANCE  SEPTEMBER 13-21, 2017  SOLD OUT! After several years of research, we have found the ‘perfect spot’ for our south of France tour. At a winery of course! And it’s close to...

  • 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...

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GOOD, CHEAP REFRESHMENT

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Summer gulping (and SURE! it’s STILL SUMMER!) calls for low cost wines with a good whack of refreshment. Such as Spinelli’s Chardonnay – which is sporting a bright new label with jazzy turquoise colours. Perfect...

THE NEW STYLE OF VINHO VERDE

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Some wineries in the Vinho Verde region are move away from the light, simple refresher style to a more medium-bodied white to compete on the international stage with Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc and other non-oaked...

STRICTLY FOR…

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 …GAMAY & PINOT FANS The Passe-tout-grains designation for Burgundy Gamay/Pinot blends is now called Coteaux Bourguignons. At least now people know it’s from Burgundy. This bottle delivers a lovely delicious experience of Gamay’s brightness, along...

Try Something New

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THE BENEFIT OF TRYING NEW THINGS A winery owner once told me that his company invested a third of their budget on innovation. “It makes us creative, and means we are ready for new trends...

CLASSIC CHIANTI – THE ORIGINAL

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My first sip of this wine took me back a few decades in time when Chianti and Tuscan reds in general were lighter, more austere – more real, and distinctive. In order to compete with...