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Top Sommelier Recommended Local Wine Picks to Enjoy this Spring – As seen on CTV Morning Live

Today on CTV Morning Live, CTVs Annette Goerner and Sommelier Matt Steeves showcased their top local wine picks for enjoying this Spring. Wines that pair perfectly with BBQ and patio season! Red, White, and Rosé! These Sommelier selected wines represent... Continue Reading →

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wine review: Hopeful Wine Co. Hill House Craft Red 2019

Ottawa, ON September 2021 Matt's review: This value-priced local (Ontario) red blend is sure to resonate with your guests, whether it be a Tuesday night backyard gathering or a more formal meal. The nose and palate show raspberry, plum, cherry,... Continue Reading →

wine review: Featherstone Red Tail Merlot 2019

Ottawa, ON August 2021 Matt's review: Featherstone's Red Tail Merlot pays homage to the winery's use of eco-friendly falconry to protect their (sweet and delicious) crop from swarms of vineyard devouring birds. As a key feature of their sustainable practices,... Continue Reading →

Wine review: Fontanafredda Barolo DOCG 2016

Ottawa, ON August 2021 Fontanafredda’s 2016 Barolo is one of the best super value-priced Barolo’s available across Canada. Don’t let the discount price point steer you away as this Barolo is delicious! Primed and ready for immediate enjoyment, it’s very... Continue Reading →

Wine review: Tommasi Amarone della Valpolicella 2015

Ottawa, ON August 2021 Matt’s review: Classic style of Amarone della Valpolicella, Tommasi’s 2015 shows a complex aromatic profile of dried fruit, plum, sweet spice, balsamic (resin), leather, and graphite. Savoury, with great acidity, and very well balanced, the dried... Continue Reading →

wine review: Winemaker’s Cut Fidelia Sparkling Brut 2020

Ottawa, ON July 2021 Matt's review: Winemaker's Cut Fidelia blends 95% Sauvignon Blanc and 5% Muscat Canelli from Deadman Lake Vineyard in the heart of the Okanagan, to produce an easy to love style of sparkling wine that will shine... Continue Reading →

wine review: Le Clos Jordanne Jordan Village Pinot Noir 2019

Ottawa, ON July 2021 Matt's review: Following the successful return of Le Grand Clos three years ago, wine lovers will be happy to hear of the introduction of Le Clos Jordanne's value-priced Jordan Village Pinot Noir in summer 2021. A... Continue Reading →

wine review: Le Clos Jordanne Jordan Village Chardonnay 2019

Ottawa, ON July 2021 Matt's review: After the return of Le Grand Clos a few years back, it's great to see Le Clos Jordanne introducing their value-priced Jordan Village Chardonnay starting with the outstanding 2019 vintage. A blend of select... Continue Reading →

wine review: Quinta da Aveleda Vinho Verde 2019

Ottawa, ON July 2021 Matt's review: Quinta da Aveleda Vinho Verde 2019 is a blend of Loureiro & Alvarinho produced in a crisp and dry style that showcases the great tropical and citrus fruits, floral notes, and zippy acidity Vinho... Continue Reading →

wine review: Oyster Bay Pinot Noir 2019

Ottawa, ON July 2021 Matt's review: Rich and expressive with that hallmark Marlborough freshness, Oyster Bay's Pinot shows dark cherries, plums, raspberry, sweet spices, dark chocolate, herbs, and a hint of earthiness on the nose. Dry, medium bodied, this Pinot... Continue Reading →

wine review: Winemaker’s Cut Syrah 2019

Ottawa, ON July 2021 Matt's review: Winemaker's Cut Syrah is sourced from Deadman Lake Vineyard in the heart of Canada's wine capital, Oliver, BC. Savoury over sweet, stainless steel and neutral oak preserves the pure expression of the vineyard's terroir.... Continue Reading →

wine review: CheckMate Opening Gambit 2015

CheckMate continues to showcase Canada's ability to produce world-class wines worthy of great acclaim, wines that shine alongside peers from Napa, Tuscany, and Bordeaux.

wine review: Winemaker’s Cut Bohemian Rouge 2019

Winemaker's Cut Bohemian Rouge is their flagship red where only the finest wine from the best barrels make this Winemaker's Cut! 2019 Bohemian Rouge is a blend of 40% Merlot, 30% Cab Sauv, 20% Cab Franc, and 10% Petit Verdot, all co-fermented and aged in neutral barrels to preserve the complex fruit characteristics, showcasing the delicious fruit sourced from Deadman Lake Vineyard & Chahal Vineyard.

wine review: Peter Lehmann’s The Barossan Shiraz 2018

Ottawa, ON June 2021 Matt's review: Velvety smooth, The Barossan Shiraz is packed full of plum, fig, chocolate, spice, menthol, and graphite, showing the complexity this wine and region are known for. An absolute crowd pleaser, The Barossan is a... Continue Reading →

Sommelier selected gifts for Father’s Day!

Sommelier selected wine and spirits for Father's Day!

wine review: Niche Wine Co. Pinot Noir Blanc 2020

Ottawa, ON June 2021 Matt's review: Niche Wine Co.'s (from West Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, BC) Pinot Noir Blanc is a unique and delicious twist on a Blanc de Noir. Produced from 100% Pinot Noir, without an extended maceration, the result... Continue Reading →

wine review: Featherstone Rosé 2020

Ottawa, ON May 2021 Matt's review: Each Spring when Featherstone's new vintage of their super popular Rosé is released, it's also a sign that patio season has arrived! Their Rosé has become a go-to for many each year given its... Continue Reading →

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