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Welcome to this not-for-profit educational resource database & website created in 1990 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, May 24, 2019

About Vintage Assessments
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Supporters receive exclusive advance detailed reviews for each biweekly Vintages release & special summaries PLUS hidden LCBO sales
includes our supporter-only
Time-Out Toronto updates


Vintage Assessments co-critic Tony Aspler
reveals his Vintages Essential Best Buy White

ANSELMI SAN VINCENZO 2017
Reduced $15.95 until Sunday - A Vintages Best Buy
click here to see our 90-point review

SUPPORTER-ONLY SECTION
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Exclusive Delistings Updates
5 CLASSIC COGNACS - NOW 25% OFF

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New May 27 Vintages Delistings
see all linked Vintages SUMMARY with all our posted reviews

May 25 Vintages Release Report



see linked Vintages SUMMARY of all 130 posted May 25 reviews

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Salutations to Sommelier Brian Davies
of Toronto's Montecito Restaurant who just
turned thirty last Saturday May 18
check out his $30-markup selections at
By the Glass today


FREE ACCESS
Exclusive PT2 Summary

LINKED SUMMARY OF 263 LTO Offers valid until May 26
plus 100 Bonus Airmiles Offers valid until May 25



Article Archives
includes National Post, Financial Post, etc.
to see the list of articles
"VINTAGES UNTASTED"
IMPORTANT TRADE UPDATES FOR AGENTS
login to see the May 25 & June 8 release data


For the JUNE 11 RELEASE the press will be allowed to
only taste 59 items (44%) out of 134 releases.
We have 72 NEW REVIEWS + 47 PREVIOUS REVIEWS
Only 11 items have no review!
Click here to see the JUNE 8 AGENT SUMMARY LIST

For the MAY 25 RELEASE the press was allowed to
only taste 57 items out of 130 releases.
See our 73 NEW REVIEWS + 43 PREVIOUS REVIEWS
Only 16 items have no review!
Click here to see the MAY 25 AGENT SUMMARY LIST

FREE VISITOR RESOURCES

Michael Vaughan liberates a 1934 Vougeot
real reviews for people who know & love quality
According to John Szabo, MS
"Dr. Vaughan is Canada's ironman of winetasting
He has one of the most interesting cellars in the countrry"

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PRESS ACCESS DENIED BY LCBO
On February 21, the LCBO denied press access to FOUR upcoming Vintages preview tastings & the 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.
The LCBO now limits what can be tasted!
Plus the three windows to taste all items being released has been also terminated. Here is a sample of the most recent report with 64 new reviews along with all 46 previous release reviews.
special visitor access
May 11 Vintage Assessments Report
see linked details on all 127 reviews
also discover our
VINTAGE ASSESSMENTS MAY 11 BEST BUYS


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VINTAGE ASSESSMENTS REVIEWS
57,000+ SCORES & TASTING NOTES

Limited Time Free Access for Visitors
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Our National Post Archives
Victoria Day & Absinthe ~ Fireworks for the mind

DID YOU KNOW that New Orlean's
popular locally-distilled Herbsaint liqueur supposedly inspired Jerry Lee Lewis to write “Great Balls of Fire” and that, when it comes to fireworks, the folks in the Ukraine had it absolutely right. They named a town after the region’s most prolific bush wormwood star or CHERNOBLY

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Sample our previous March 2 issue

click here to see our last posted newsletter
see our release analysis of all 115 items
linked March 2 Vintages Summary


see our previously posted 2019 clearance
Feb 16 Vintages CLEARANCE Summary
OUR SUMMARY OF 25%-OFF DELISTINGS
REVIEWS plus cases bought, release date & agent id



 

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