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  • 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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Newfoundland

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We were fortunate to conduct at wine tasting on a boat in the harbour of St. John’s a few years back….but this info might still come in handy should you find the urge to visit...

Worse Wine

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WORSE OF THE WORST And the prize for worst wine of the year (change that to decade) goes to Kressmann ‘Winemaker’s Exclusive Bin’ Red and White, France (Tetra). Both wines have the dull, dirty character...

The Real (Italian) Deal

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There is nothing more Italian than homemade sausages and if you want to try the real thing meet my friend ANGELO BEAN 416.427.4053 or email angelo@angelobean.com Buy his BACO NOIR and ONTARIO RIESLING SAUSAGES at:...

Red Wine in a Can

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One of the newest alternative packaging for wine is lightweight aluminum bottles. They look slimmer than glass bottles and they’re screw cap of course. Wineries are touting the fuel and omission savings of lightweight aluminum...

Innovation At Last

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Tight regulations around marketing and promotion limit innovation in wine. But a clever idea has gotten through. A single-glass-size bottle of wine with its own glass mounted on top is the creation of Aussie producer...