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    LISBON 2015

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    IN LOVE WITH LISBON A week in Lisbon, Portugal SOLD OUT Thursday OCTOBER 1 to Friday OCTOBER 9, 2015 Our love affair with the magical city of Lisbon continues to grow. So much beauty, creativity...

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    ITALY 2015

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    8 Days of Food, Wine & Fun in Piedmont, Italy This will be our fourth trip to the Barolo region in Piedmont – where beautiful scenery, food and wine seems to be everywhere. Everyday!...

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    Ireland 2015

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    June 1 – June 11, 2015 SOLD OUT 9 DAYS IN IRELAND – THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME! 6 nights at a luxurious Lodge near the coast of West Cork + 3 days in...

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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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Mellow, Sultry, Sexy…and Cheap!

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Attention fans of mellow reds. And of traditional spicy/sweet, vanilla-loaded, Rioja-style reds. Here’s your favourite wine at a Costco price. A dream come true. As you probably know, I usually don’t care for this style,...

The Original Malbec

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CHECK-OUT THE ORIGINAL MALBEC! Today, Malbec is associated with Argentina, but the original hails from the south west of France. It’s drier and more rustic than the popular editions from Argentina. So there is a...

In Praise of ‘Plain’

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Today’s fondness for non-oaked Chardonnay is a throw back to a few decades ago when white wines were a lot simpler. A lot more plain. We need plain again today to balance all the glitz...

Terroir in Prince Edward County

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Terroir Wine and Farmers Market Saturday, May 9 11 am – 5 pm Crystal Palace in Picton $35 As Eastern Ontario’s annual wine and farmers market, Terroir offers a farm-to-table experience showcasing local food, handcrafted wine,...

Hipster Wines from Washington

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Winemaker Charles Smith is a radical in the American wine scene. One of his ‘crazy’ ideas is that the music you play has the power to influence your enjoyment of a wine. Of course I’m...