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Merry and Bright: Festive Wine Selections to Gift or Enjoy with Family and Friends – as seen on CTV Morning Live Vancouver

Today on CTV Morning Live Vancouver, CTVs Krissy Vann, and Sommelier Matt Steeves showcased some great wines for gifting this season as well as enjoying with family and friends over the holidays. Full details at http://www.quercusvino.ca

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Sommelier Recommendations for this Holiday Season as seen on CTV Morning Live Halifax

Today on CTV Morning Live Halifax, CTVs Ana Almeida, Amanda Debison, and Sommelier Matt Steeves showcased some great wines and spirits which are sure to impress this holiday season. From fine Canadian sparkling wine, Chardonnay, and Vodka, to international wines from Portugal and Italy, these Sommelier-selected wines are sure to please!

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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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Viña Tarapacá Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Ottawa, ON April 2022 Matt’s review: Plum, black currant, Black Forest cake, graphite and a subtle earthiness on the nose. Great structure, refreshing with a lively tannic finish, making it a great wine to enjoy with BBQ steak, kebabs, and... Continue Reading →

wine review: Kim Crawford Illuminate Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Ottawa, ON June 2022 Matt's review: Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc is loved around the world for its approachable, refreshing, and unmistakable Sauv Blanc characteristics! Kim Crawford's "Illuminate" Sauvignon Blanc offers a similar experience in a workday brunch-friendly style…with nearly 50%... Continue Reading →

wine review: Corte Sant’Alda Campi Magri Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2017

Ottawa, ON June 2022 Matt's review: One of the region's biodynamic/organic leaders, Core Sant'Alda's Campi Magri Ripasso Superiore is a fine example of premium Valpolicella at a great price. Great complexity on the nose and palate, look for cherry, currant,... Continue Reading →

wine review: Kim Crawford Prosecco Extra Dry

enowned New Zealand-based winery, Kim Crawford, has launched their first Prosecco from northern Italy, leveraging their long track record of producing internationally acclaimed wines with the growing admiration for Italian Prosecco…

wine review: Waterdog Portugal 2020

Ottawa, ON April 2022 Matt's review: Waterdog Portugal is much more than a wine with a great label at a bargain price. This red blend combines two popular Portugese varietals (Castelao and Touriga Nacional) in a very tasty, sessionable, and... Continue Reading →

wine review: Aveleda Fonte Vinho Verde 2020

Ottawa, ON June 2022 Matt's review: Aveleda Fonte is a fragrant, crisp, and refreshing low alcohol white blend from the Vinho Verde wine region in Portugal. A subtle fizz greets you upon opening the bottle which is then followed by... Continue Reading →

wine review: Featherstone Black Sheep Riesling 2020 – available at LCBO and winery-direct $19

Ottawa, ON May 2022 Matt's review: A wonderful Twenty Mile Bench Riesling with each and every vintage. 2020 shows crisp apple, wildflower honey, and great minerality. Lots of texture in this super refreshing and flavorful wine. Enjoy with BBQ'd sausages,... Continue Reading →

wine review: Columbia Crest H3 Cabernet Sauvignon $19.95 at LCBO

Washington State's best selling Cabernet at the LCBO - H3 Cab Sauv, $19.95

Waterdog Portugal Red 2020 – on sale at LCBO until May 22

Ottawa, ON May 2022 Waterdog Portugal is much more than a wine with a great label at a bargain price. This red blend combines two popular Portugese varietals (Castelao and Touriga Nacional) in a very tasty, sessionable, and crowd-pleasing style.Look... Continue Reading →

wine review: 2019 Burrowing Owl Merlot

Ottawa, ON May 2022 Matt's review: Burrowing Owl's 2019 Merlot is packed with fresh blueberry, blackberry, black currant, cherry, plum, spice cupboard, and a hint of graphite and sous bois. Expressive and beautifully balanced, this full-bodied wine showcases great elegance... Continue Reading →

wine review: 94 points – Ruffino’s Riserva Ducale Oro Gran Selezione 2017 – now at LCBO

Ottawa, ON March 2022 Matt's review: Ruffino's Riserva Ducale Oro Gran Selezione is produced only in the best vintages, a tradition started in 1947 to showcase the finest fruit from Ruffino’s acclaimed vineyards. The 2017 vintage has fruit from Ruffino’s... Continue Reading →

wine review: Liquidity Wines Dividend 2019

Ottawa, ON March 2022 Matt's review: This Bordeaux-inspired red blend showcases the best of the Okanagan, marrying new and old world styles in a harmonious style that's primed to enjoy now. Impressive complexity on the bouquet with loads of dark... Continue Reading →

wine review: Liquidity Wines Viognier 2020

Ottawa, ON March 2022 Matt's review: An outstanding Viognier by Liquidity Wines. 100% estate grown, using Clone 642, it's fragrant, textured, and beautifully balanced. Look for sweet stone fruit and exotic fruits, floral blossoms, honey, ginger, and baked apple on... Continue Reading →

wine review: Burrowing Owl Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 available at LCBO

BCs Burrowing Owl Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 available at LCBO now, and a great wine to enjoy now and over the next five years.

wine review: Benjamin Bridge Brut Rosé 2017

Ottawa, ON February 2022 Matt's review: Benjamin Bridge's 2017 Brut Rosé is an elegant traditional method sparkling wine that showcases the incredible freshness and complexity of flavours winemaker J-B Deslauriers delivers from their coastal-influenced vineyards along Canada's east coast. A... Continue Reading →

wine review: CheckMate Opening Gambit (Merlot) 2016

CheckMate's talented winemaker, Phil McGahan, continues to deliver outstanding world-class wines each and every vintage, and 2016 is another star!

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