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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

Friday, December 13, 2019

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

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January 11, 2020
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More Wine Fiction
SCANDALOUS SCORES
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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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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