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  • 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...

  • 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...

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Red Wine in a Can

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

What is Bistro?

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BISTRO: ‘A place that is informal, animated and friendly. Where hearty helpings of unfussy good with big flavours are served on heavy white china plates along with chewy bread and unpretentious wines.’ THANKS to About...

Exploring Other Whites

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Let me tell you something that’s not well known. There is more variety in white wine than in red because winemakers are more willing to let white grapes express themselves. But please don’t ask me...

Clark Smith

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THIS CLARK SMITH GUY Clark Smith is a baffling paradox. A Californian winemaker who is part scientist, part math major, part environmentalist, part rocker, etc, etc. An interesting character for sure. He makes wine and...

Most Improved Wine County

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Canada would qualify but I want to talk about somewhere that’s a much bigger player. And which once ruled the wine world. Naturally it’s FRANCE. France has always operated a two tier system with its...