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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 individuals in search of quality.
Our fundraising efforts include Covenant House, York University & Moorelands.
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Friday, March 6, 2015

Currently Recommended
8 AirMiles - click on banner to see review

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March 7 Vintage Assessments

see all 135 linked tasting notes & scores

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A Vintage Assessments Supporter Exclusive
March 2, 2015 Vintages Delistings

tasting notes & scores for every bi-weekly delistings

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The Dining Room
until March 7 at Young Centre - Distillery District
If this furniture could talk, what tales would it tell? Master dramatist A. R. Gurney's comedy weaves together dozens of lives intertwining multiple generations around an everyday dining room table. Six members of the Soulpepper ensemble seamlessly portray over 50 memorable characters in a virtuoso theatrical experience filled with compassionate humour and abundant humanity.
    "Poignant and hilarious…The six actors bite lustily into dozens of roles...beautifully done" - NOW MAGAZINE
"A great opportunity for a bunch of the company's regular players to show off their quick-change skills...their pleasure is our pleasure" - THE GLOBE AND MAIL

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 featur

Montreal Escapes


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27th Annual Nova Scotia Folk Art Festival

Lunenburg, Sunday August 2, 2015

Discovering Nova Scotia Treasures
click here to see my previous Vintage Destinations feature

Special Visitor Resources
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Survivors Guide to Vintages
sample our previous edition
February 21 Vintage Assessments
See our linked Summary with all 116 reviews

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Recommended/Best Buy Summary
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Full Tasting Note Database
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Special Trade Resources
PT 13 LCBO Promotions
192 AirMiles & 254 LTOs

Until March 28-29
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Coming up in Vintages

March 21, 2015 release
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New - Ontario Winery Exclusives
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2015 LCBO Licensee-Only selections
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Discovering the Best Value Vodka
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Best Spirit Tasting Note Database
Featuring a total of 1,237 spirit reviews

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Previously Posted Features
the LCBO has made our product links non-functional
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Reviewing Vintages from Day One
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