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95 pts #wine review: @CheckMateWinery 2013 Black Rook Merlot – a world-class Merlot!

Ottawa, ON September 2017   Matt's review: CheckMate Artisanal Winery produces some of the finest Chardonnay and Merlot in the world from their Golden Mile Bench winery situated in Canada's wine capital, Oliver, BC. The 2013 Black Rook Merlot is an... Continue Reading →

#wine review: Palagetto Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG – value priced $13 #Chianti

Ottawa, ON September 2017   Matt's review: A blend of 85% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot, 5% Canaiolo, and 5% Colorino from the Colli Senesi subregion of Chianti. Like many of the world's fine wines, Palagetto's Chianti is hand harvested, fermented in concrete... Continue Reading →

#wine review @13thStreetWines 2016 #BurgerBlend – a perfect #BBQ wine! GAMAY + PINOT #CDNwine

Ottawa, ON September 2017 13th Street Winery's 2016 Burger Blend is a fine assemblage of 70% Gamay Noir, 29% Pinot Noir, and 1% Merlot from the Niagara Peninsula.  Each year Burger Blend is becoming increasingly renowned for its food friendly... Continue Reading →

92 pts #wine review: @BurrowingOwlBC 2015 Chardonnay – a beautiful #Okanagan Chard!

Ottawa, ON September, 2017 Matt's review: This beautiful Okanagan Chardonnay, from Canada's Wine Capital, is a terrific example of the world-class wines Burrowing Owl is producing from their picturesque winery located along the Black Sage Road in Oliver, BC. The... Continue Reading →

92 pts #wine review: @BurrowingOwlBC 2015 Pinot Noir – a fantastic #Okanagan #PinotNoir

Ottawa, ON September 2017   Matt's review:  This beautiful Okanagan Pinot, from Canada's Wine Capital, is a terrific example of the world-class wines Burrowing Owl is producing from their picturesque winery located along the Black Sage Road in Oliver, BC.... Continue Reading →

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 →

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