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  • 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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PERFECT EVERYDAY RED

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Here’s another red to add to the list or overlooked bargains from Portugal. A lovely expression of simplicity – neither light nor heavy, neither rustic nor smooth. Wine in the same everyday-enjoyable category as burger,...

GREAT DEAL ON SAUV BLANC

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The zingy, super refreshing Sauvignon experience is now very affordable thanks to Santa Rita from Chile. Expect a wine with the ah, ah moment that our senses love around supper time – providing a shot...

TASTY PINOT FOR LESS THAN $10

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Is there a person on the planet who does not know Cono Sur Pinot? A rare under-priced Pinot, and now it’s on sale. Besides the price, this wine works in so many different ways –...

BARBERA AGAIN

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Excuse me for penning another Barbera recommendation – but when well crafted it is one of the world’s best medium-bodied reds. Best as in perfect with almost any food (except the richest), and the tangy...

APERITIF VINHO VERDE on SALE

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Tart with delicate, palate teasing flavours. A refreshing aperitif wine that delivers a jolt for the senses. Drier (less of a party drink) than the regular Vinho Verde from this estate. My bottle was perfect...