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Must try #Brandy @LCBO today – Sanchez Romate Hnos Cardenal Mendoza Solera Gran Reserva Brandy

Ottawa, ON August 2017 This fine Brandy is being released at LCBO as part of their In Store Discovery offerings, on Saturday August 19th.  Highly recommend picking up a bottle, or three, as it's a great drink to enjoy after... Continue Reading →

#wine review: @13thstreetwines Gamay Noir 2016

Ottawa, ON August, 2017 Matt's review: 13th Street's 2016 Gamay Noir showcases their new modern-retro label but with that same delicious Gamay inside which Ontario wine lovers are becoming increasing focused on for its food friendly and refreshing characteristics. As Ontario... Continue Reading →

92+ pts #wine review: Altivo Dão Red 2015 – an outstanding value-priced wine for under $15!

Ottawa, ON August, 2017   Matt's review:  Gorgeous fragrant bouquet with dried fruit, clove, smoked bacon, sous bois, and graphite on the nose.  Beautifully balanced, it's elegant with a remarkably supple texture.  The palate shows layers of dark fruit, figs,... Continue Reading →

#Wine #Cocktails for Summer Entertaining as seen on @CTVOttMornLive

Ottawa, ON August 4, 2017 Today's theme: Refreshing and easy to make wine cocktails for summer entertaining. Today on CTV Morning Live, CTV's Melissa Lamb and Sommelier Matt Steeves whipped-up some super refreshing and easy to make wine cocktails that... Continue Reading →

#Wine review: Lunessence 2015 Merlot – An exceptional #Okanagan Merlot – $30 winery direct

Ottawa, ON July 2017   Matt's review: Lunessence's 2015 Merlot is an exceptional expression of a premium Okanagan Merlot, a varietal that the Okanagan excels in, and for which this would be a terrific benchmark for both quality and complexity.... Continue Reading →

#wine review: @Lindemanswines Bin 65 Chardonnay – A tasty $11 wine

Ottawa, ON July 2017   Matt's review: Lindeman's Bin 65 Chardonnay is bursting with ripe tropical and orchard fruit which immediately puts a smile on my face, especially as I think about those quintessential summer aromas. Melon, apricot, sweet corn, banana,... Continue Reading →

#wine review: Cesari #Amarone – available @LCBO – $39.40

Ottawa, ON July 2017   Matt's review: This value priced Amarone is packed with sweet dried dark fruit, black cherry, smoky plum, and a distinct freshness on the nose. Smooth and very expressive, the delicate tannins are fine and well... Continue Reading →

#wine review: @vinasantaema #Amplus Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 available @LCBO

Ottawa, ON July 2017 Matt's review: Rich, balanced, sophisticated and very welcoming are but a few descriptors for Santa Ema's Amplus Cabernet Sauvignon. Amplus 2014 shows fragrant blackberry, blueberry, black currant, dark cherry, black plum, and grilled peppers on the... Continue Reading →

90+ pts Wine Review: 2016 Bossert Winery Grauer Burgunder (aka Pinot Gris/Grigio) from Gundersheim Germany

Ottawa, ON July 2017 Matt's review:  Siblings Philipp and Johanna Bossert are producing some very attractive cool climate wines from their boutique winery located in Gundersheim, Germany, about 80km southwest of Frankfurt.  Their Grauer Burgunder (aka Pinot Gris/Grigio), is just... Continue Reading →

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