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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 knowledgeable individuals, including professional buyers, sommeliers and licensees in search of quality.
Our fundraising efforts include Covenant House, York University, Moorelands.
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February 6 Vintages Release
See the scores & tasting notes for all 107 releases

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detailed notes on all 20 new Vintages delistings

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all delistings from July 2015 to January 2016
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Vintages Release
JANUARY 23 BEST BUYS
Reviews by Michael Vaughan & Tony Aspler
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French Rhone - Great Value

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Find the Best Rose
here are our ratings for all 68 Roses released in 2015
14 Recommended plus only 5 Best Buys

Find Top Sparkling Wines
here are our ratings for all 115 Sparklers released in 2015
26 Recommended & 20 Recommended/Best Buys
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Ratings for all 41 Champagnes released in 2015
16 Recommended & 7 Recommended/Best Buys
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January 23 Vintage Assessments
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Reviewing Vintages from Day One
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