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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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    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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    LISBON 2016

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

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    IRELAND 2016

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    2016 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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    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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    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! Wine, food & adventure – for...

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NOW THERE’S A WHITE DEAKIN

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My favourite bargain Aussie red now has a white mate in the form of Viognier. As with the red, it’s got Euro sensibilities – bone dry, lightish and very refreshing. Low flavoured and un-glamorous for...

The Rose Season

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Sometimes the Board does good. Such as their practice of adding a bunch of Rosés to the shelves for the Summer season. However, they never buy enough. So, stock-up once you discover a favourite. On...

Drinking Spring in Niagara

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Niagara’s blossoms cannot be far off so I’m getting into the season with the help of Charmes Riesling. A top ten local in my books – for both drinkability and value. Bracing spring-day feeling with...

Seeing a lot of NIMES!

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Las month we drove past the city of Nimes, and today I noticed a new Costieres de Nimes in at the LCBO. Double take! Nimes reds are usually hefty and hearty but this is a...

Fabulous Summer Grigios

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They’re Pinot Grigio, they’re Aussie, and they’re ten dollars. How’s that for a start! For a huge winery, Lindeman’s deliver classy wines at great prices. Their Grigio is mighty refreshing, and has exactly the right...