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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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ten really good, value priced whites

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Here’s TEN really good, value priced whites that are easy to overlook because they are not mainstream. Some refreshers and some sippers. FRESH REFRESHERS RENE BARBIER 07 White, Penedes, Spain 332767 $9.60 Hardly any flavour...

Retro Wines

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In preparing my 09 Book I was delighted by the number of former hits that have resurfaced. Retro seems to be everywhere. Here are a few oldie goldies that have never tasted better. Wines to...

Recently Tasted & Recommended

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Recently tasted & recommended WHITES Creekside Estate 07 Pinot Grigio, Niagara 83196 $13.95 Brisk refreshment in the Italian style. Nice fruity flavours too. All round good guy. Creekside Estate 07 Sauvignon Blanc, Niagara 620724 $13.95...

Out of Fashion but Worth a Visit

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Chardonnay may be out of fashion but it’s hard to ignore some of great values and great taste experiences out there. I think it’s time to give Chardonnay another chance. I’m liking Chardonnay again because...

Celebrating Spain and Portugal

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The Board recently promoted Spanish and Portuguese wines so why don’t we tag along? For the benefit of the non-traveler, I’d like to point out that while these countries share the same peninsula they...