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Romantic Wine Picks for your Valentine’s date night as seen on CTV Morning Live

February, 2017 Ottawa, ON Today on CTV Morning Live, CTV's Lianne Laing and Sommelier Matt Steeves showcased some sexy wine picks for a romantic Valentine's date night. Check out the video on CTV Morning Live here This year I decided... Continue Reading →

Calories in wine!? How bad can it really be?

January 25, 2017 Today on CTV Morning Live as part of Wellness Wednesday, CTV's Lianne Laing and Sommelier Matt Steeves discussed a topic that is top of mind for many these days, calories.  In fact we focused on calories in... Continue Reading →

94 pts Wine Review: 2 Range Red Wine, Napa Valley, California

Ottawa, ON January 2017 Matt's review: Esteemed Napa producer, Rutherford Ranch, has launched a new label that's attracting a lot of attention for the quality and complexity it brings at such remarkable value.  Rutherford Ranch’s latest offering, in its debut vintage... Continue Reading →

Wine Review: 13th Street Gamay Noir 2015 – $19.95

January 2017 Ottawa, ON   Matt's review: Gamay Noir is becoming increasingly popular with wine lovers for its food friendly and refreshing characteristics. Furthermore, it just happens that Ontario is one of the top producers of world-class Gamay (second only... Continue Reading →

Wine Review: CastelGiocondo Brunello di Montalcino 2011 – $27.95 (375 ml)

January 2017 Ottawa, ON   Matt's review: What a fantastic Brunello, each and every year, especially this 2011 vintage. Made from 100% Sangiovese from their estate vineyard in Montalcino, it shows smoky plum, leather, cedar, and sweet cigar box on the... Continue Reading →

Scotch Review: The Isle of Arran Distillers Robert Burns Single Malt – $49.95 – a great choice this Robbie Burns Day

January 2017 Ottawa, ON Celebrate the 258th anniversary of Scottish poet and lyricist, Robert Burns, on January 25, 2017, with a glass of Arran's Robert Burns Single Malt Scotch.  At $49.95 this is one of the lower cost single malt... Continue Reading →

Wine Review: Lander-Jenkins Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 – $19.95 #Buybythecase

Ottawa, ON January 2017 Matt's review: Sweet vanilla and rich stewed fruit on the nose and palate. Rich and balanced, this is a super star of a wine for any social gathering.  Guaranteed to be a hit, this is a... Continue Reading →

Wine Review: Gran Passione 2015 – $16.95

Ottawa, ON January 2017   Matt's review: Rich and robust, this value-priced wine is jam packed with smoky dark and dried fruit, black plums, baking spice, sweet cigar box, and leather. A very impressive wine at a bargain of a... Continue Reading →

Wine Review: La Pieve 2011 Barolo – $34.95

January 2017 Ottawa, ON   Matt's review: La Pieve's 2011 Barolo is full-bodied with layers of dried fruit, leather, rose, spice, tar. Complex and balanced, with great texture, this fine Barolo is drinking beautifully now and will show great over the... Continue Reading →

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