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    Portugal 2017

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

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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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    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...

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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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I’ve always liked the larger-than-life expression in New Zealand Sauvignon, but have been shy of paying the steep price. So you can imagine my delight at seeing the current sale on two of the best....

Introduce Variety!

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INTRODUCE VARIETY INTO YOUR SUMMER REFRESHERS! On stinking hot days I usually reach for Vinho Verde, Sauvignon Blanc or Riesling. But today I’m taking a detour – enjoying Gruner Veltliner, the Austrian way to say...

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...