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  • Portugal 2018

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    LISBON, PORTO & THE DOURO SOLD OUT The ultimate Portugal experience! 12 days, Sunday 16 September to Friday 28 September, 2018 Lisbon continues to be Portugal’s heartbeat, and deservedly so, but the excitement and...

  • 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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THE RETURN of ENTRE-DEUX-MERS

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Entre-Deux-Mers (white Bordeaux) was all the rage in the early days of Ontario’s discovery of wine. I think it cost $4.95 in stores, and $12.95 at restaurants. The Chardonnay boom put an end to it,...

REASONABLY PRICED LOCAL SUMMER REFRESHER

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“Bright and crisp” is the quote on the label, by the company president – and I have to agree. For sure the flavours are low-key in Sprucewood Shores Riesling – refreshment is the main act....

MUST-TRY LOCAL SUMMER RED

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Some Ontario Gamays can be more tasty and refreshing than the French version – which is Beaujolais. Take the 2015 edition from Angels Gate. Winemaker, Phil Dowell has a light touch which shines through in...

Best Buy in Dry Rose

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THIS SUMMER’S BEST BUY in DRY ROSE is… CAMPO VIEJO from SPAIN No surprise really as I’ve rated it tops every year for almost a decade. What’s good about it is the exuberant vitality (for...

AUTHENTIC CHIANTI IN SCREWCAP

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Fans of lighter reds with a refreshing tang will love this Chianti. Invigorating, rustic and delivering the Italian trattoria feeling. An authentic wine suggesting free flowing wine and food. Lightly chill, and have with spicy...