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  • Portugal 2018

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    LISBON, PORTO & THE DOURO The ultimate Portugal experience! 12 days, Sunday 2 September to Friday 14 September, 2018  SOLD OUT 12 days, Sunday 16 September to Friday 28 September, 2018  SOLD OUT 12...

  • ITALY 2019

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    SEPTEMBER 2019. The ultimate gourmet wine and food tour in one of the most beautiful areas of Italy. The 4B’s: Barolo, Barbarescco, Barbera and Billy! “An exceptional all round gastronomical, cultural and just plain...

  • 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...

Recent Posts

Hey Barman, Give Me a Carmen

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My recent Recession Red tasting event seems to have opened peoples eyes and minds to the great buys to be had in the land of ten dollar wines. I’m seeing more acceptance,  even respect, for...

Great Food on Harbord Street

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BEST KEPT SECRET FOR FOODIES Harbord Street is semi-famous for its restaurants such as the elegant Splendido and Loire, modern bistros Messis and Harbord Room and gastropub Harbord House. But the best kept secret is...

A Couple of Local Treats

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Maleta Old Vines Brut Sparkling $27.95 (winery only) www.maletawinery.com Classic sparkling wine with the steely backbone of Dry Riesling. Very Champagne-ish. A great ambassador for sparkling Riesling. Creekside 07 Viognier $24.95 (winery only) www.creeksidewine.com Think...

Domaine Perrault Winery

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UP OTTAWA WAY The Ontario wine industry is expanding to places such as Owen Sound and even Ottawa. At the Terroir conference last week I tasted delicious, easy drinking Rosé and White from Dom Perrault...

Finger Lakes

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SOUTH of the BORDER Our other, almost local, wine region is New York State. I used to visit the Finger Lakes a lot in the days when Niagara was dull and boring, but haven’t been...