Now in its 24th year
Welcome to our educational trade resource database/website created in 1990 by consumer-advocate Michael Vaughan PhD
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 7,000 daily page views (2014-2013 most recent 5-month average)

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April 26th edition of Vintage Assessments

April 26 Vintages Release
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sample our previous edition
March 29 edition of Vintage Assessments

download our exclusive March 29 Release summary


Special Trade Resources
upcoming release trade reports
May 10, 2014 release
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to see the 115 items in the May 10 release

May 24, 2014 release
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to see the 118 items in the May 24 release
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2014 licensee-only selections

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Best Spirit Tasting Note Database
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Previously Posted Features
Irish Whiskey - click here
Malt Mania - click here
Cognac - click here
Scotch Whisky - click here 

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

Overview of Vintages Releases
to March 2015

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(see Michael Vaughan's classic Oyster feature)

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