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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.
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Friday, March 26, 2015

New & Notable
Recommended - March 21 release

8 AirMiles - click on banner to see review

Save $3 on Meukow VS Cognac
Also try the delicious Meukow XPRESSSO
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March 21 Vintages Assessments
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A Vintage Assessments Supporter Exclusive
March 16, 2015 Vintages Delistings

tasting notes & scores for every bi-weekly delistings

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This 2015 show is both fresh & appealing. It features 150+ new exhibitors (over 450 artisans in total) from across Canada. I purchased some great taste treats: delicious Brook's Chocolates (Ontario), superb black crrant syrup from Cassis Monna & Filles (L'iIe d'Orleans), delictable jams from Tangled Garden (Grand Pre, Nova Scotia). There is something for everyone. Click Here to See

this week's highlight

Soulpepper's Spoon River
Wonderfully entertaining - don't miss it!

Unitil April 2 at Young Centre in the Distillery District
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Based around the seminal poetry of Edgar Lee Masters, Spoon River is a musical adaptation that dives into a slice of rural America. Residents of the town narrate their lives — from their love to their loss, and the truth to their lies.
To see a recent rave review

9 Chefs + 9 Dumplings + 4 Sakes = 1 Great Night!
Thursday, April 9th, 2015
6:30 - 9 pm at Propeller Coffee Co. 50 Wade Avenue (Bloor & Lansdowne) Tickets: $55 at www.thatslife.ticketleap.com
(no tickets at door)

Now at the AGO until May 5th
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


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March 7 Vintage Assessments

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191 AirMiles & 253 LTOs

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Coming up in Vintages

April 4, 2015 release
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April 18, 2015 release
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2015 LCBO Licensee-Only selections
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Lunenburg, Sunday August 2, 2015

Discovering Nova Scotia Treasures
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