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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July 19 Vintage Assessments
also the July 19 Tasting Note Summaries

all 119 tasting notes/scores are now posted

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July 21 Vintages
Get tasting notes & scores on all items being delisted

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Discover Nova Scotia 2014
don't miss the 26th annual folk art festival
Sunday, August 3rd

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

2014 Finger Lakes Wine Festival

Saturday, July 26 Finger Lakes Cheese Festival
Check out the 3rd festival at Sunset View Creamery in Odessa
(just outside Watkins Glen)

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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

Full Tasting Note Database
trial full tasting reviews access

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505 offers valid to August 16/17

248 AirMiles & 257 LTOs
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complete with Agent Id & LCBO links

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Recommended Best Buy s

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Sample our previous edition

July 5 edition of Vintage Assessments
download our exclusive July 5 Best Buy summary


Special Trade Resources

upcoming release trade reports
August 2, 2014 release
To see the list sorted by agent click here
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to see the 116 items in the August 2 release

August 16, 2014 release
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to see the 116 items in the August 2 release

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2014 licensee-only selections

Discovering 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 

Liquid Assets
see previously posted articles

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


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