Welcome to the not-for-profit educational resource database & website created in 1999 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
this website receives an average of 5,000+ daily page views - currently celebrating 25 years

Saturday, October 3, 2015

435 AirMiles & LTOs - PT7
Until October 10-11

your complete guide with Agent Id & LCBO links

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October 3 Vintage Assessments
See the scores & tasting Notes for all 137 releases

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Bi-Weekly Vintages Delistings
September 28 Vintages Delistings

exclusive report with reviews/ratings of every delisting

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Great Summer Theatre
The 2015 Stratford Season
Hamlet / The Taming of the Shrew/ Love’s Labour’s Lost / The
Adventures of Pericles / The Sound of Music / Carousel / The Diary of Anne Frank / She Stoops to Conquer / The Physicists/ Oedipus Rex / The Alchemist / Possible Worlds / The Last Wife
check out the 2015 playbill

current highlight The Sound of Music a joyous celebration
see J. KELLY NESTRUCK'S **** review

calendar of daily NOL events
see Michael Vaughan's Shaw Festival July Update
From the Broadway hit musical Sweet Charity, a contemporary take on the timeless Shaw classic Pygmalion; the world premiere of The Divine – a play especially written for The Shaw by Michel Marc Bouchard; and the adventurous Peter Pan prequel, Peter and the Starcatcher - check out the 2015 playbill
Buy tickets to the 2015 Season, and you’ll receive FREE wine tasting vouchers from Peller Estates and Trius Winery at Hillebrand worth $28/couple PLUS a 15% discount voucher for traditional afternoon tea at the Prince of Wales Hotel
current highlight: Peter and the Starcatcher has sailed its way into the Shaw Festival like a gust of fresh sea air
J. KELLY NESTRUCK'S **** review

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The new Port on the block - A tasty Thanksgiving treat

September 19 Best Buy Ontario Red

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Find the Best Rose
updated September 2015
here are our ratings for all 66 Roses released in 2015
13 Recommended plus only 5 Best Buys

Find Top Sparkling Wines
updated September 2015
here are our ratings for all 75 Sparklers released in 2015
15 Best Buys & 16 Recommended
Ratings for all 26 Champagnes released in 2015
9 Recommended & 6 Recommended/Best Buys

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September 19 Vintage Assessments
See the scores & tasting Notes for all 145 releases

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Coming up in Vintages

October 19, 2015 release
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October 31, 2015 release
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2015 LCBO Licensee-Only selections
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Discovering the Best Value Vodka
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Full Spirit Tasting Note Database
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Previously Posted Features
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