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Welcome to this not-for-profit educational resource database & website createdin 1990 by Michael Vaughan PhD
An award-winnng columnist for Canada's top newpapers - the Globe & Mail and National Post, along with numerous magazines.
This not-for-profit website is dedicated to all individuals in search of honesty & quality.
Rapidly growing with 9,000 professional page views daily.
Our fundraising efforts include Covenant House York University, Moorelands, etc.

What is Vintage Assessments?
VINTAGE ASSESSMENTS is not a fancy website delivering inflated sky-high scores or paid-for reviews. It is dedicated to providing critical honest reviews with realistic scores for consumers. Since 1990 Michael Vaughan has personally reviewed every LCBO Vintages Release - more than 55,000 Vintages items. His tasting notes are based on the classic ISO tasting glass. An internationally-accredited wine judge & a founding director of the SOCIETY OF WINE EDUCATORS at UC Davis, Michael is one of Canada’s leading wine reviewers. For 9 years he was the award-winning weekly columnist at the NATIONAL POST. Also the wine columnist at the GLOBE & MAIL, FINANCIAL POST, FINANCIAL TIMES OF CANADA, TORONTO LIFE MAGAZINE, etc. Tasting over 7,000 bottles of wines & spirits annually, VINTAGE ASSESSMENTS offers DETAILED CONSISTENT CRITICAL REVIEWS of every item presented in each VINTAGES RELEASE. It also focuses on special wines & spirits available privately from agents, Ontario winery-only selections and upcoming consignment wines.
Also contriburiing is TONY ASPLER a long time columnist at the TORONTO STAR & recipient of the Order of Canada for his philanthropic work. Both Tony & Michael are members of the London-based Circle of Wine Writers and have judged wine & spirit competitions around the world. Together they are considered to be the most experienced, knowlegeable and trustworthy pair of wine critics in Canada.
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idential iinformation on each biweekly Vintages release along with unannounced LCBO sales.
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September 16 Vintage Assessments
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SEPTEMBER 11 VINTAGES DELISTINGS
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SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 Vintages Release
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