Now in its 24th year
Welcome to our educational trade resource database/website created in 1990 by consumer-advocate Michael Vaughan
Dedicated to professional buyers, sommeliers, discerning wine & food lovers and all visitors in search of quality.
Includes www.BestSpirit.com, Vintage Destinations, TimeOut Toronto and Liquid Assets.
Our fundraising efforts include Covenant House, York University & Moorelands.
This website recieves an average of 6,000 daily page views (2014-2013 most recent 8-month average)

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August 30 Vintage Assessments

also our special Tasting Note Summaries

all 121 tasting notes/scores are now posted

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September 1st Vintages Delistings

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Discover Nova Scotia 2014
See Michael Vaughan's previous travel feature
Discovering Nova Scotia Treasures
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Getting to Halifax


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Destination: The Finger Lakes
Discovering the Finger Lakes
click here to see my previous Vintage Destinations feature

Discover New Zealand
of the dozen or so articles I have written about New Zealand
New Culinary Cornucopia & Thrills Every Sense

2014 Montreal Passion Vin
Friday, October 31st and Saturday, November 1st

"No Where Else Comes Close"
see Michael Vaughan's National Post featue

Montreal Gastronomie
See Michael Vaughan's previous Montreal travel feature
will be updated in August
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Montreal Escapes


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Full Tasting Note Database
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238 AirMiles & 252 LTOs
Until September 13/14
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complete with Agent Id & LCBO links

Recommended Best Buy at only $18.95
Luxardo Sambuca dei Cesari

An Incredibly Good Cassis

Best Buy 2013 Volcanes Cab Sauv/Merlot

Sample our previous edition

August 16 edition of Vintage Assessments
see detailed summary of reviews for all items

August 16 SHOPPING LIST of Recommended Best Buys
17 Recommended and 16 Best Buys

Special Trade Resources

upcoming release trade reports

August 30, 2014 release
To see the list sorted by agent click here
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to see the 139 items in the August 30 release

September 13, 2014 release
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to see the 136 items in this release

September 27, 2014 release
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to see the 136 items in this release
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2014 licensee-only selections

BestSpiritsDiscovering the Best Value Vodka
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Best Spirit Tasting Note Database
Featuring a total of 1,147 spirit reviews
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Previously Posted Features
Irish Whiskey - click here
Malt Mania - click here
Cognac - click here
Scotch Whisky - click here

A Blast from the Past
Reviewing Vintages from Day One
See Michael Vaughan’sToronto Life feature
The very first Vintages store
Toronto Life Magazine


(see Michael Vaughan's aka Michael's Mussels Oyster feature)

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