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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, January 24, 2022


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See all updated Reviews & Biweekly Vintages Release Catalogues

see February 5 Release today
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TUESDAY JANUARY 25

Celebrate Robbie Burns Day

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2021 BUYERS GUIDE
unsolicited & unpaid-for reviews

SEE OUR 774 UPDATED TOP CHOICES
Notes & scores for TOP SCORES from DECEMBER 11
to JANUARY 9 (out of 3,276 VINTAGES releases)

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JANUARY 8 VINTAGES RELEASE
updated reviews are now posted
see our linked detailed summary

click here to download pdf of Vintages Catalogue
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January Classics Collection
Online ordering started January 6 at 8:30 a.m.

January Classics Catalogue
see RELEASE availability
note that there are 57 NEW additions to the January sale
and 51 scheduled January NO SHOWS

BUY NOW SUMMARY
and
January Classics Order Sign-In
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* historic articles *
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



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 then moved to an upscale location across from St. Lawrence Market.
See
my original Toronto Life feature from March 1974
when BOLLINGER CHAMPAGNE BRUT RD 1961 was just $16.45

NEW VISITOR RESOURCES
Welcome to MyVintagesCatalogue
click here to see current January 22 edition
see JUST-UPDATED reviews - more coming

see our linked January 22 detailed Summary
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ACCESS TO ALL RELEASES
65,000+ LINKED SCORES/NOTES
click here to see all reviews


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THE SCOOP ON
Vintages Online Exclusives

Unable to order a new January 22 Vintages Online Exclusive
A catastrophe in the making?
January's LCBO Vintages Store Update

also a reader asks is
LCBO OUT OF CONTROL?

Last year LCBO head office management imposed a new 4-week limited customer return policy. Store staff were threatened with posible severance if they break this rule
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Mar·vel·ous Mag·nums
Comparative blind taste tests by Michael Vaughan and Eugene Mlynczyk Master of Wine confirmed that the MAGNUM size of 2020 Bottega Gold Prosecco out performed the 750 ml bottles with a higher 90-point
rating - fresher, fruitier & brighter.
Only limited quantities remain at the LCBO
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302 NEW JANUARY
LCBO PROMOTIONS


Our Exclusive NEW Linked PT11 Summary
243 LTO offers valid until Sunday January 30, 2022
59 LTO offers valid until Saturday January 29, 2022

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