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$8 wine review: Torrevento #Negroamaro from Puglia Italy

Ottawa, ON June 2017   Matt's review: From the very southern end of Italy, in the famous 'heel' of Italy's boot, Puglia produces delicious deeply flavorful wines, such as Negroamaro.  Torrevento's 100% Negroamaro is nearly black in colour with a... Continue Reading →

#Wine Review: @featherstonewne Cuvée Joy Rosé 2015

Ottawa, ON June 2017   Matt's review: Featherstone's Cuvée Joy Rosé is a fine example of the mineral-driven premium traditional method sparkling wines that Featherstone Winery is producing on the Twenty Mile Bench. Delicate strawberry, cherry, and rhubarb notes are supported... Continue Reading →

Iconic #CDNwine for #Canada150 Celebrations + #FathersDay Gifting

  CTV Ottawa Morning Live   June 15th, 2017 Theme:  Iconic Canadian Wines for Canada 150 Celebrations (and Father’s Day gifting!) Overview:  Today on CTV Morning Live, CTV’s Lianne Laing, Henry Burris, and Sommelier Matt Steeves showcased some iconic Canadian... Continue Reading →

93+ pts #wine review: @CheckMateWinery 2014 Fool’s Mate Chardonnay from @GoldenMileBench

Ottawa, ON June 2017   Matt's review: CheckMate Artisanal Winery is quickly becoming recognized as one of Canada's leading wineries, producing world-class Chardonnay and Merlot from their Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley, BC winery. 2014 Fool's Mate Chardonnay is a gorgeous... Continue Reading →

95 pts #wine review: @InniskillinWine Sparkling Cabernet Franc #Icewine

Ottawa, ON June 2017   Matt's review:  Iconic Canadian winery, Inniskillin, is world renowned for their luxurious Icewines, and their sparkling Cabernet Franc Icewine is totally next level! By combining a few of my favourite elements of the Ontario wine... Continue Reading →

93 pts #wine review: @StratusWines 2012 Red – showcasing the power and elegance of #Niagara

Ottawa, ON June 2017   Matt's review:  Stratus Red 2012 - This impressive Niagara-on-the-Lake winery consistently produces some of the finest wines available in Ontario.  2012 was the best growing season the winery had experienced which enabled the grapes to... Continue Reading →

93 pts #wine review: @PaintedRockWine #RedIcon – A #CDNwine Icon

Ottawa, ON June 2017   Matt's review:  Painted Rock Estate Winery's flagship wine, Red Icon, showcases the high quality wines that proprietor, John Skinner, and consulting winemaker, Alain Sutre, are focused on crafting from this picturesque Penticton - Skaha Lake,... Continue Reading →

92 pts #wine review: @BurrowingOwlBC Syrah avail @LCBO

June 2017 Ottawa, ON   Matt's review: For over 20 years Burrowing Owl has been producing some of Canada's finest wines, from the Wine Capital of Canada, Oliver, BC. Their 2014 Syrah was sourced from their Black Sage vineyard in Oliver,... Continue Reading →

94 pts #wine review: @BurrowingOwlBC 2013 Meritage avail @LCBO

Ottawa, ON June 2017   Matt's review:  For over 20 years Burrowing Owl has been producing some of Canada's finest wines, from the Wine Capital of Canada, Oliver, BC.  Their 2013 Meritage (Bordeaux blend) is a blend of 39% Merlot,... Continue Reading →

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