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wine review: Winemaker’s Cut Syrah 2016

Ottawa, ON July 2018 Matt's review: Winemaker's Cut Syrah is sourced from Deadman Lake Vineyard between Oliver and Osoyoos at the southern part of the Okanagan Valley where the best Syrah in the Okanagan are found.  Deeply coloured, the nose shows... Continue Reading →

wine review: Winemaker’s Cut Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Ottawa, ON June 2018 Matt's review:  Winemaker's Cut Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from Deadman Lake Vineyard located between Canada's wine capital, Oliver, BC, and Osoyoos, BC, at the southern end of Canada's pocket desert, the Okanagan Valley. The south of the... Continue Reading →

Father’s Day Gifting – top wine and spirits picks for Dad!

CTV Ottawa Morning Live June 15th, 2018 Theme:  Finding the perfect gift for Father’s Day Today on CTV Morning Live, CTV's Trisha Owens and Sommelier Matt Steeves showcased fantastic gift ideas for Father’s Day. Check out the CTV video here.... Continue Reading →

Four Virtues Zinfandel – Available @LCBO online – $28.40

Ottawa, ON June 2018   Matt's review: I must say between the look of the Port shaped bottle and the 16.8% ABV, I wasn’t sure what to expect from this 100% Lodi Zinfandel, but wow, what a treat! Coming from Rutherford... Continue Reading →

Looking for a special Scotch for Father’s Day…checkout Ardbeg Grooves @LCBO

Ottawa, ON June 2018 Buying something for someone that has it all can be challenging and even a bit stressful.  Fortunately gifting a special bottle of wine or Whisky never disappoints so it's often my go-to recommendation.  This Father's Day... Continue Reading →

#wine review: Kim Crawford Small Parcels #Fizz 2012 available @LCBO July 7 – $29.95

Ottawa, ON May 2018   Matt's review: Kim Crawford wines are loved around the world for their approachable, refreshing, and delicious style. Their Small Parcels offerings, such as their micro-cuvée "Fizz", showcase the finest grapes from specific vineyards and these... Continue Reading →

#Scotch review: @TheGlenmorangie #Spios Private Edition No. 9 – available @LCBO

Ottawa, ON May 2018 Matt's review: May 26, 2018, via Vintages throughout Ontario, Glenmorangie released their first single malt Whisky that was fully matured in American ex-Rye Whiskey casks. Labelled "Spios", which is Gaelic for 'spice', and pronounced 'spee-oss', it's... Continue Reading →

#wine review: Icellars Estate Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Ottawa, ON May 2018 Matt's review: Icellars Estate Winery's Sauvignon Blanc, sourced from the Twenty Mile Bench Wismer Homestead Vineyard, further demonstrates just how exceptional the wines from this boutique winery can be. In its inaugural vintage, this small production... Continue Reading →

Wine and Spirits for that special mom this Mother’s Day…

Ottawa, ON May 10, 2018 Today on CTV Morning Live, in preparation for Mother's Day, Sommelier Matt Steeves showcased some terrific wine and spirits that are guaranteed to be loved by Mom and certain to help put a smile on... Continue Reading →

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