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Now in its 24th 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 individuals in search of quality.
Our fundraising efforts include Covenant House, York University & Moorelands.
This website recieves an average of 6,500 daily page views.



this week's highlights

Soulpepper's A Chistmas Carol
Fun for the whole family

Unitil December 27 at Young Centre in the Distillery District
click here to book tickets
"Couldn't possibly be better" – TORONTO STAR
"A superb adaptation... sublime" – THE GLOBE AND MAIL

Also don't miss the return of Kim's Convenience

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click here to get Toronto Christmas Market update

check out these free Wm Grant & Sons tastings
BEWARE: Saturdays are extrmely busy
it's tough to find a parking space!
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* * Montreal - Planning Ahead * *

February 19 to March 1
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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
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See Michael Vaughan's previous Montreal feature
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Montreal Passion Vin - No Where Else Comes Close
see Michael Vaughan's National Post featue

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Montreal Escapes

www.flyporter.com


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27th Annual Nova Scotia Folk Art Festival
Lunenburg, Sunday August 2, 2015

Discover Nova Scotia 2015

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


Discover New Zealand
of the dozen or so articles I have written about New Zealand
see
New Culinary Cornucopia & A Taste of Things to Come
Thrills Every Sense

Special Visitor Resources
this website has no paid reviews
all reviews & features are written for the reader
Survivors Guide to Vintages

November 22 Vintages Release the biggest ever
* * see all 224 linked reviews * *


November 22nd Vintage Assessments
Linked Tasting Note Summaries
November 22 Full Release Summary 224 items
and
November 22 Recommended & Best
Buys
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WineScan
every Vintages review prior to the release
for your iphone and ipad
try it today for less than $10 a year - click here

If you sign up, I will send you our December 8 edition
email me

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Full Tasting Note Database
trial access to all our reviews

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PT 10 LCBO Promotions
608 AirMiles & LTOs

Until January 2-3, 2015
click here to see
complete with Agent Id & LCBO links
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Supporter Banners - wines actually worth trying
You (and your Turkey) will love this Beaujolais

A Great Value Holiday Champagne - Save $5

A Tasty Aussi BBQ Rib Shiraz - Save $2

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Special Trade Resources
now available

December 6, 2014 release
To see the list sorted by agent click here
Click here
to see the 170+ items in this release
coming up

Jamuary 10, 2015 release

BestSpirits
Discovering the Best Value Vodka
click here

Best Spirit Tasting Note Database
Featuring a total of 1,223 spirit reviews

click here
Previously Posted Features
the LCBO has made our product links non-functional
Irish Whiskey - click here
Malt Mania - click here
Cognac - click here
Scotch Whisky - click here

Current licensee-only selections

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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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