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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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Impress the In-laws this Holiday Season – Sommelier Matt Steeves’ recommendations for holiday cheer – as seen on CTV Morning Live Regina

Today on CTV Morning Live Regina, CTVs Brit Dort, and Sommelier Matt Steeves showcased some great wines and spirits which are sure to impress the in-laws this holiday season. Wines that will suit every palate and budget, including white, red, bubbly, and some spirits too.

wine review: CheckMate Black Rook 2016

Ottawa, ON November 2021 Matt's review: CheckMate Artisanal Winery produces some of the finest Chardonnay and Merlot from their Golden Mile Bench winery situated in the heart of the Okanagan Valley. CheckMate's 2016 Black Rook Merlot is an outstanding expression... Continue Reading →

wine review: CedarCreek Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Ottawa, ON November 2021 Matt's review; Fresh and fragrant, this Okanagan Sauvignon Blanc shows crisp citrus, freshly squeezed lime, sweet lemon grass, and great minerality. A beautiful expression of fine Okanagan Sauvignon Blanc. Enjoy with aged cheddar, creamy herb chicken,... Continue Reading →

wine review: CedarCreek Cabernet Franc 2019

Ottawa, ON November 2021 Matt's review: Using 100% estate fruit from their Southern Okanagan vineyards, CedarCreek's Cabernet Franc showcases the purity and complexity of the fruit grown in Canada's pocket desert. A blend of 90% Cabernet Franc and 10% Merlot,... Continue Reading →

wine review: San Pedro 1865 Tayú Pinot Noir 2019

Back up the truck and stock up on this value-priced gem!

wine review: Baron Philippe de Rothschild’s Escudo Rojo 2019

Ottawa, ON October 2021 Matt's review: Baron Philippe de Rothschild's Escudo Rojo Reserva is an impressive value-priced Cabernet Sauvignon from this storied Chilean winery. Dark plum, blackberry, brandied cherries, baking spices, pepper, and menthol on the hose and palate. Medium-full... Continue Reading →

wine review: Santa Margherita Chianti Classico 2018

Ottawa, ON October 2021 Matt's review: Santa Margherita's Chianti Classico offers a delicious, consistent benchmark Chianti experience with each vintage, showing the great style of wine they produce in the heart of Italy's Tuscany region. Dark cherry, plum, sweet spices,... Continue Reading →

wine review: Santa Carolina Reserva Chardonnay 2020

Ottawa, ON October 2021 Matt's review: This value-priced Chardonnay from storied Chilean winey, Santa Carolina, shows delicious ripe yellow apple, pineapple, vanilla scones, creamed corn, and a hint of hay, all in a refreshing and creamy style that's sure to... Continue Reading →

Wine review: Santa Carolina Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

An impressive Cabernet Sauvignon from the Colchagua Valley in Chile. At $13.95 it's tough to beat!

wine review: Jackson-Triggs 2020 Grand Reserve White Meritage

Ottawa, ON October 2021 Matt's review: Jackson -Triggs' 2020 Grand Reserve White Meritage is a blend of 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Semillon, producing an outstanding wine with great flavour, texture, and harmony. The nose showcases sweet Sauvignon Blanc characteristics... Continue Reading →

wine review: Stratus Cabernet Franc 2017

Ottawa, ON October 2021 Matt's review: Stratus is renowned for producing some of the finest wines available in Canada, and their 2017 Cabernet Franc is one of those fantastic expressions. The grapes were picked in early November, following the warmest... Continue Reading →

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 →

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