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Welcome to this not-for-profit educational resource database & website created by Michael Vaughan
An award-winnng weekly columnist for Canada's top newpapers including the National Post, Globe & Mail and the Financial Times
Featuring weekly non-advertorial reviews of new LCBO releases providing readers with genuine best buys.
Tuesday - September 21, 2021

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2021 BUYERS GUIDE
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SEE OUR 567 TOP CHOICES
Notes & scores for TOP SCORES from SEPTEMBER 18
to JANUARY 9 (out of 2,308 VINTAGES releases)

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Coming Vintages Release
Oct 2 Vintages Catalogue

October 2 Release Summary
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September Classics Catalogue
see September Classics RELEASE availability
note that there are 57 NEW additions to the September sale
and 31 scheduled September NO SHOWS

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* a historic article *

THE BIRTH OF VINTAGES
When BOLLINGER CHAMPAGNE BRUT RD 1961 was $16.45
n 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.
See the original Toronto Life feature from March 1974
also
History in the Making
Ontario's Wine Revolution

See the results of Canada's
1st tasting in London England
with top critics Hugh Johnson, Jancis Robinson, Steven Spurrier & many more
SEE THE 1976 TORONTO LIFE FEATURE


NEW VISITOR RESOURCES
Just Updated
SEE OUR NEW REVIEWS
September 18 Vintages Catalogue

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64,000 LINKED SCORES/NOTES
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Homage to a Canadian restaurateur icon
David Barette

Field House Bligh Farm Cambridge Kings County Nova Scotia

It is with great sadness that David Barette my dear friend of over 40 years passed away on Friday, September 10 after a lengthy fight with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis in Nova Scotia.
click here to see my facebook posting

Previous Vintages Release
SEE SEPT 4 REVIEWS
See September 4 Vintages Catalogue


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