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96 pts wine review: Groth Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon $130

May 2017 Matt's review: This premium Oakville Cabernet is sourced from the winery's Reserve Vineyard that has a unique soil composition containing a significant amount of red chert rock fragments throughout, which perhaps is one of the key factors in... Continue Reading →

May 2-4 long weekend top 10 wine picks as seen on @CTVOttMornLive May 19, 2017

CTV Ottawa Morning Live May 19th, 2017 Theme: Matt’s May 2-4 Long Weekend Wine Picks Today on CTV Morning Live, CTV's Lianne Laing and Sommelier Matt Steeves showcased some terrific BBQ friendly wines to enjoy this long weekend, and throughout... Continue Reading →

wine review: @13thStreetWines 2015 White Palette – $16.10 @LCBO

Ottawa, ON May 2017   Matt's review: A blend of 65% Riesling and 35% Viognier, with expressive tropical and exotic fruit on the nose. Great texture and weight that's kept light and lively by the layers of zesty exotic fruit with... Continue Reading →

wine review: @wineaffair Amarosé 2016 – $18.95 @LCBO

Ottawa, ON May 2017   Matt's review: Foreign Affair Winery continues to impress with their use of appassimento winemaking in their premium Ontario wines.  Amarosé is a unique and remarkably delicious new style of wine combining the best features of two... Continue Reading →

91 pts wine review: @13thStreetWines June’s Vineyard Riesling – $19.95 @LCBO

Ottawa, ON May 2017   Matt's review:  13th Street Winery's popular June's Vineyard Riesling is made from old Clone 49 Riesling sourced straight from Alsace, France, which contributes to its expressive varietal characteristics but with the added benefits from the... Continue Reading →

Patio-perfect Spring Wines (50+ shades of Rosé) – as seen on @CTVOttMornLive

CTV Ottawa Morning Live May 3rd, 2017 Today on CTV Morning Live, CTVs Lianne Laing, Melissa Lamb, and Sommelier Matt showcased some patio-perfect wines to enjoy this spring and one thing they have in common...they're all Rosés.  Here's the CTV... Continue Reading →

93 pts wine review: @PaintedRockWine 2015 Rosé – $25 – the ultimate #patio #wine

Ottawa, ON April 2017 Matt's review:  Each vintage of Painted Rock Rosé I've tasted I'm consistently impressed with how delicious it is, and reminded how much I enjoy the style they produce (and that I need to stock up on... Continue Reading →

94 point #wine review: Icellars #Chardonnay 2014 – $35 @fooland60acres #buybythecase

Ottawa, ON April 2017 Matt's review: Burgundy, take note...Ontario is quickly becoming known as the cool-kid on the block!  With wines such as Icellars Chardonnay, Ontario is showing the world just how great its wines can be.  Icellars 2014 Chardonnay is... Continue Reading →

#wine review: Icellars Pinot Noir 2015 – $45 @fooland60acres

Ottawa, ON April 2017 Matt's review: Icellars 2015 Pinot Noir is light ruby in colour with a garnet hue.  The aromas show the warmth of the vintage with sweet baked goods (imagine fresh gingerbread cookies), spice box, dried cherry, sweet herbs,... Continue Reading →

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