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an award-winnng columnist for Canada's top newpapers - the Globe & Mail and the National Post, along with numerous magazines.
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Friday - December 2, 2016

Tony Aspler & Michael Vaughan have reviewed all 160 new releases & here's what to buy

November 26 Vintage Assessments
detailed scores & tasting notes for all 160 Vintages release
See our exclusive Recommended/Best Buy Summary
with 31 BUYS and 17 BEST BUYS
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2016 Vintages Delistings

see our NOTES & REVIEWS for every 2016 delisting
these delistings are not posted on the LCBO Vintages website

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The Stem Game
Your score depends on the glass
Before switching wines
Try changing your wine glass!

check out Michael Vaughan's detailed feature
on this important subject

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Coming up in Vintages
December 10, 2016 release
To see the list sorted by agent click here
Click here to see the 165 item SUMMARY

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Bouchard Peter & Fils Macon Lugny Recommended Best Buy

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The only guide that reviews every release item
sample our previous November 12 edition
see all 138 scores & tasting notes
November 12 Vintage Assessments
see scores/reviews for EVERY release item
fully linked to LCBO store availability


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Now reporting from Miami
Sunday November 27 - Fridge Art Fair at The Betsy in South Beach
Monday November 28 - Wolfsonian-FIU Modern Dutch Design
Tuesday November 29 - Art Concept & Art Miami
Thursday December 1- Wynwood, Aqua, 1510 Collection
click here to see our daily updates


Art Basel Miami Beach
December 1- 4, 2016
Miami Beach Convention Center
Art Basel Miami logo
As journalists, art lovers and long-time survivors of Miami’s Art Basel, Rose and I are constantly amazed by the continuing evolution of this stunning dynamic annual explosion of artistic talent from around the world. Art Basel Miami Beach is the most important art show in the United States, a cultural and social highlight for the Americas. As the sister event of Switzerland's Art Basel, the most prestigious art show worldwide for the past 47 years, Art Basel Miami Beach combines an international selection of top galleries with an exciting program of special exhibitions, parties and crossover events featuring music, film, architecture and design. Exhibition sites are located in the city's beautiful Art Deco District, within walking distance of the beach and many hotels.
M ore than 269 leading art galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa will exhibit artworks by over 4,000 artists. The exhibiting galleries are among the world's most respected art dealers, offering exceptional pieces by both renowned artists and cutting-edge newcomers. Special exhibition sections feature young galleries, performance art, public art projects and video art.
Of course there is more – much more. That’s because Art Basel is tied into
Miami Art Week (starting November 28th. Miami and Miami Beach beomes the epicenter of the art world with some 1,200 art galleries from around the world and representing thousands of artists, showing at twenty art fairs located in both Miami and Miami Beach. Rather than even try to describe the vastness of all the shows taking place, I highly recommend the online guide at Art-Collecting .com provides brief descriptions of each art fair, including locations, hours, admission prices, and much more.
Get a taste of what's happening - check out
our daily Art Basel updates for Uppercase Magazine
Taste Trip updates will be posted while we are in Miami
GETING THERE: for the best under $500 all- in return deals
try SunWing a Ft. Lauderdale
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Looking for a Best Buy sparkling wine
Scores for all 2016 Top Sparklers
click here to see Ratings for TOP Champagnes

click here to see Ratings for TOP Sparklers
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Tasting Note Database
see scores and tasting notes for every Vintages release
limited time trial access to see our reviews

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a sample of what you missed
October 3rd Vintages Clearance
detailed scores & tasting notes for all 439 delistings
these delistings are not posted on the LCBO website
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PT10 LCBO Promotions
312 AIRMILES & 185 LTOs until December 30
See what's currently on sale - find the perfect deal

our complete detailed guide with Agent Id & LCBO links


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