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Now in our 25th year!
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 individuals with discerning tastes, 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 over 5,000 daily page views

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

New & Notable

A Great Cava - Now only $14.45

$2 LTO - only $14.95 - bargain Burgundy

7 AirMiles - now $14.75 - a great Italian Barbera

$1 LTO Just Released - now $11.80
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May 2nd Vintage Assessments

Summaries, notes & scores for all 132 items
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TWENTY NEW VINTAGES DELISTINGS

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A Vintage Assessments Supporter Exclusive
2015 Summary of Vintages Delistings

tasting notes & scores for every bi-weekly delistings
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Monday, May 11 - Terroir 2015

Pioneering Change – crafting the way we eat.
7:00 am - 6:00 pm - Arcadian Court , Toronto


Now at the AGO until May 10th
see Murray Whyte's Toronto Star Visual Arts feature


Montreal Gastronomie
Check out the new Le Filet
Le Filet
hot, hopping & delicious - a great wine list

Le Club Chasse et Pêche
my favourite Monteal dining destination


See Michael Vaughan's previous Montreal feature



Montreal Escapes


www.flyporter.com

26th Nova Scotia Folk Art Festival
Lunenburg, Sunday August 2, 2015
Discovering Nova Scotia Treasures
click here to see my previous feature


Special Visitor Resources
this website has no advertorial - no paid reviews
the reviews are written exclusively for our readers
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Survivors Guide to Vintages
sample our previous edition
April 18 Vintage Assessments

click here to see April 18 Vintage Assessments
plus
See our linked Summary of all 129 reviews
also
April 18 Recommended & Best Buy Summary

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Full Tasting Note Database
trial access to our reviews


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TRADE RESOURCES

PT 2 LCBO Promotions
226 AirMiles & 267 LTOs

Until May 23-24
complete summary with Agent Id & LCBO links
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Coming up in Vintages

May 16, 2015 release
To see the list sorted by agent click here
Click here to see the 135 items in this release

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Beverage Alcohol Report
TRADE EVENTS
Trade Event - May 7, 2015


Join 34 premium New Zealand wineries with over 120 wines
at the annual trade tasting
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Time: 2:30PM - 5:30PM - Venue: Royal Ontario Museum

download the New Zealand Tasting Book

New - Ontario Winery Exclusives
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2015 LCBO Licensee-Only selections
click here to download the 2015 Guide


BestSpirits
Discovering the Best Value Vodka
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Full Spirit Tasting Note Database
featuring 1,237 spirit reviews

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Previously Posted Features
LCBO changes have made some of our product links non-functional
Irish Whiskey - click here
Malt Mania - click here
Cognac - click here
Scotch Whisky - click here


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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

 

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