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Now in our 25th year!
Welcome to the not-for-profit educational resource database & website created by Michael Vaughan.
An award-winnng
columnist for Canada's top newpapers - the Globe & Mail and National Post, along with numeous magazines.
This website is dedicated to individuals with discerning tastes, including professional buyers, sommeliers and licensees in search of quality.
Our fundraising efforts include Covenant House, York University & Moorelands.
This website receives an average of over 5,000 daily page views

Sunday, April 26, 2015

New & Notable

$1 LTO - only $12.95 - a bargain

$3 LTO - now $18.95 - an Italian icon

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May 2nd Vintages Release
Summaries, notes & scores for all 132 items
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A Vintage Assessments Supporter Exclusive
2015 Summary of Vintages Delistings

tasting notes & scores for every bi-weekly delistings
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Now at the AGO until May 5th
see Murray Whyte's Toronto Star Visual Arts feature


Montreal Gastronomie
Check out the new Le Filet
Le Filet
hot, hopping & delicious - a great wine list

Le Club Chasse et Pêche
my favourite Monteal dining destination


See Michael Vaughan's previous Montreal feature



Montreal Escapes


www.flyporter.com

26th Nova Scotia Folk Art Festival
Lunenburg, Sunday August 2, 2015
Discovering Nova Scotia Treasures
click here to see my previous feature


Special Visitor Resources
this website has no advertorial - no paid reviews
the reviews are written exclusively for our readers
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Survivors Guide to Vintages
sample our previous edition
April 4 Vintage Assessments

click here to see Vintage Assessments
plus
See our linked Summary of all 129 reviews
also
April 4 Recommended & Best Buy Summary

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Full Tasting Note Database
trial access to our reviews


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TRADE RESOURCES

PT 1 LCBO Promotions

207 AirMiles & 255 LTOs

Until April 25-26
complete summary with Agent Id & LCBO links
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Coming up in Vintages

May 2, 2015 release
To see the list sorted by agent click here
Click here to see the 132 items in this release


May 16, 2015 release
To see the list sorted by agent click here
Click here to see the 135 items in this release

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Beverage Alcohol Report
UPCOMING TRADE EVENTS
Trade Event - April 28-30, 2015

800 national and international exhibitors from 45 countries,
all while welcoming more than 14,000 buyers from Canada,
the United States and 64 other countries - register here


New - Ontario Winery Exclusives
click on banner to see review & licensee prices

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2015 LCBO Licensee-Only selections
click here to download the 2015 Guide


BestSpirits
Discovering the Best Value Vodka
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Full Spirit Tasting Note Database
featuring 1,237 spirit reviews

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Previously Posted Features
LCBO changes have made some of our product links non-functional
Irish Whiskey - click here
Malt Mania - click here
Cognac - click here
Scotch Whisky - click here


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A Blast from the Past
Reviewing Vintages from Day One
See Michael Vaughan’sToronto Life feature from 1974
The very first Vintages store
Toronto Life Magazine

 

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