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An award-winnng weekly columnist for Canada's top newpapers including Canada's National Post, The Globe & Mail and Financial Times
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Thursday, April 18, 2019

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IMPORTANT READER UPDATE
On February 21, the LCBO denied press access to FOUR upcoming Vintages preview tastings & monthly LCBO new wine/spirits previews. As I am dedicated to continue bringing readers as many reviews as possible, I have created NEW VINTAGE ASSESSMENTS REPORT that enables you to see ALL ITEMS RELEASED - what was tasted plus the previous reviews for the items NOT TASTED. Here is a sample of the most recent report with 64 new reviews along
with all
46 previous release reviews.
April 13 Vintage Assessments Report
see linked details on all 125 reviews


The LCBO has now set up limited Vintages previews. Unfortunately, my three windows to taste all items being released has been terminated. For the APRIL 13 RELEASE the press was allowed to taste only 47 items out of 125 releases. Click here to see the LINKED LIST OF ALL 78 ITEMS NOT PRESENTED. Tony Aspler and I tasted a few additional items supplied by agents. In an attempt to control the press, the items in the lab are now chosen by the LCBO. This is a major loss for all concerned, especially for the public, the wine producers and the many LCBO Consultants who relied upon our 100% coverage of every release.

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