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Welcome to this not-for-profit educational resource database & website created by Michael Vaughan PhD
An award-winnng weekly columnist for Canada's top newpapers including the National Post, Globe & Mail and Financial Times
This not-for-profit website is dedicated to providing readers with professional non-advertorial reviews

Monday, November 11, 2019 - Remembrance Day

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November 23 Vintages Release
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More Wine Fiction
WHA
T'S THE POINT?
Cheap & Quite cheerful - YES
96-points - NO - NO - NO


Do not be seduced by the 96-points awarded to this $15.95 Italian red - see our review here


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A happy youthful Michael Vaughan at Thornbury's Beaver River
FISHING FOR THE TRUTH
THE ONE THAT DIDN'T GET AWAY

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According to John Szabo, MS
"Michael Vaughan is Canada's ironman of winetasting
and has one of the most interesting cellars in the country"


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THE BIRTH OF VINTAGES
It was 45-years ago that the LCBO opened its first Vintages outlet.  In those days it was called the Rare Wines & Spirits Shop and was initially located in a spartan small third floor room at 43 Freeland Street.
In 1974 it moved to an upscale free-standing Market Street 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
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see the first INNISKILLIN feature published

Canada's first Vin Nouveau is born in 1974
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