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An award-winnng weekly columnist for Canada's top newpapers including the National Post, Globe & Mail and Financial Times
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Thursday, February 20, 2020

TIME-OUT EVENT OF THE WEEK

2019 Ontario Wine Award
winners now released

SEE OUR REVIEWS OF FEBRUARY 22 RELEASE

See all the 2019 OWA winners

About Vintage Assessments
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Supporters receive exclusive advance detailed reviews for each biweekly Vintages release & special summaries PLUS hidden LCBO sales


SUPPORTER-ONLY SECTION
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this week's hidden delistings
15 Premium Bordeaux &
35 Classics Bite the Dust

see our unlinked insider's list & save up to $281.00 a bottlle
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Feb 22 Vintages Release

see our SUMMARY of all 88 February 22 releases
LINKED FEBRUARY 22 RELEASE AGENT SUMMARY
PLUS

all 88 linked scores/notes now posted

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* * A NEW EXCLUSIVE * *
upcoming release info
including # cases purchased, agent identity plus
69 items that the LCBO
refused to let the media taste

MARCH 7, 2020
see the Vintages Release catalogue

see our linked SUMMARY of all 119 March 7 Vintages Releases

also
linked AGENT Summary for all 119 March 7 Vintages Rreleases

Two tasty French Sparklers now Delisted
PIERRE SPARR CREMANT D'ALSACE BRUT RESERVE
LCBO 388603 | $19.95 - NOW $14.70
and
PIERRE SPARR BRUT ROSÉ CRÉMANT D'ALSACE
LCBO 388603 | $19.95 - NOW $14.70
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A blast from the Past * * *
See the results of Canada's
1st tasting in London England
with top critics Hugh Johnson, Jancis Robinson,
Steven Spurrier & many more

READ MORE FROM MY TORONTO LIFE FEATURE
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Our Exclusive PT12 Summary
LINKED SUMMARY OF 263 LTO Offers valid until March 1
plus 89 Bonus Airmiles Offers valid until February 29

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COMING UP
11th annual from March 5-7 in the Loire

Results to be presented at ProWein
estimated at over 1,000 entries
74 Judges from 24 Countries


Canada's Judge - Michael Vaughan
For details click here

NEW VISITOR RESOURCES
Just Released - This Week's
Vintages Annual Bin-End Clearance
See 300+ linked scores/notes for new Vintages delists

MEET OUR CHIEF TASTER
Michael with long-time colleague Hugh Johnson who was his guest at the 1976 Canadian wine tasting that Michael organized in London England for world's top tasters

Michael Vaughan and Hugh Johnson celebrate
the 50th anniversary of the UK Circle of Wine Writers

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Special NEW access for VA visitors
* * SEE OUR CURRENT FEBRUARY 8 EDITION * *


click here to see February 8 Newsletter
also our easy-to-use
linked February 8 VAR Buyer's Summary


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This Week's Headline


* * * History in the Making * * *
THE BIRTH OF VINTAGES

In 1974 the LCBO opened its first Vintages outlet.  In those days it was called the Rare Wines & Spirits Shop & was initially located in a tiny small third floor room at 43 Freeland Street. It moved to an upscale free-standing location across from St. Lawrence Market.
READ MORE FROM MY NATIONAL POST FEATURE
ALSO
the original Toronto Life feature from March 1974
when BOLLINGER CHAMPAGNE BRUT RD 1961 was $16.45


Wine Fiction
Scandalous Scores

BUYER BEWARE
See Luca Maroni reviews from 93 to 99 points


Don't be seduced by those ludicrous scores
check it out here


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