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.
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September 15 Vintages Delistings
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September 13 Vintage Assessments

also our special Tasting Note Summaries

all 131 tasting notes/scores are now posted
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Don't miss my personal season's highlight Crazy for You

Don't miss my personal season's highlights
Caberet and The Philadelphia Story

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

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Article Archives
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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

Full Tasting Note Database
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PT 7 LCBO Promotions
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Until October 11/12
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complete with Agent Id & LCBO links

A Classic Polish Vodka

An Incredibly Good Cassis

Sample our previous edition

August 30 edition of Vintage Assessments
see RELEASE SUMMARY of 121 reviews for all items

August 30 SHOPPING LIST of Recommended Best Buys
August 30th 90+ FEATURE SUMMARY

Special Trade Resources

upcoming release trade reports

September 27, 2014 release
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October 11, 2014 release
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to see the 140+ 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

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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