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  • 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...

  • 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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FAB LOCAL RED

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(…and found at REGULAR LCBOs!) Cabernet Franc is a wild card, a bit of a rocker – too abrasive for the smooth world, so wineries tend to tame it one way or other, which is...

PREMIUM WHITE WINE THAT’S NOT CHARDONNAY

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I don’t know why this wine is not more popular. Delicious subtle flavours are delivered with a feeling of elegance and richness. Think up-scale, non-oaked Chardonnay, or house white at a fancy restaurant. Think all-evening...

THE LIGHTER SIDE OF PORTUGUESE REDS

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Cabriz is one of my go-to producers when in Portugal because their wines have a ‘just right for everyday’ quality – and price. This red is lightish with delicious berry flavours (shades of Pinot, and dangerous...

Explore a Local Summer Red

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There are two requirements for enjoying this wine; you need to enjoy lighter reds, and not expect the usual Shiraz show. Instead, imagine hanging out at a café in France soaking up the scenery –...