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  • Ireland 2018

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    PINTS and HIKES AROUND IRELAND 11 DAYS IN IRELAND – THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME! SOLD OUT! ***We had a tremendous interest in this tour when we sent out our email blast on Thursday...

  • 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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VALENTINE’S PINK AND RED

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You don’t have to mention that the pink sparkling was on sale, but you might be tempted to get a few extra bottles to extend the Valentine season. Most people seem to like rich reds...

2 VERY DIFFERENT REDS FROM PORTUGAL

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Beyra is a high country, cool climate, region south of Porto, so the wines have a lighter touch than most Portuguese reds. This Madeira guy is highly regarded for bringing modern touches, and some ‘class’...

MORE NON-OAKED LOCAL CHARDONNAYS

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I recently recommended Angels Gate Non-oaked Chardonnay and here’s two more similar whites worth exploring. I expect to see more Non-oaked Chardonnay on the market as appeals to drinkers looking for a lighter white –...

REFRESHING-STYLE CHARDONNAY

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If you like the word Chardonnay on the label, but you want a crisp, citrussy wine, check-out Santa Julia. Wonderful aperitif or party refresher. Summer will be its season, but why not get acquainted now?...

REASONABLY PRICED EXOTIC FRENCH WHITE

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I first discovered this wine in a country grocery store in Ireland. Honest. And people think it’s just Guinness over there. But back to the wine, and the pleasure of Viognier – surely one of...