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Sommeliers. Ottawa & Vancouver

90+ pts wine review: 2013 Featherstone Pinot Noir – Twenty Mile Bench – $24.95

Ottawa, ON March 2017   Matt's review: Featherstone's limited production (140 cases) 2013 Pinot Noir has an intriguing rustic profile that showcases the complexity of wines from one of Canada's premiere sub appelations, the Twenty Mile Bench. The expressive nose... Continue Reading →

Rum Review: Plantation Jamaica Rum 2002 – $62.55 @LCBO

Ottawa, ON March 2017     Matt's review (2002 vintage): Aged 13 years, 10 years in Bourbon Casks in Jamaica (tropical aging), 3 years in France at Chateau de Bonbonnet in 350L Pierre Ferrand casks (continental aging), which produces such unique... Continue Reading →

Malfy #Gin – another one of Italy’s liquid treats perfectly suited for summer enjoyment – @LCBO $34.95

Ottawa, ON March 2017 Matt's review:  Gin was invented in Italy during the 11th century by brilliant monks whom we should all be thankful to! Since their invention way back when, Italy has been producing wonderful gin for which Malfy is... Continue Reading →

92 pts #wine review: Piccini Villa Al Cortile Brunello Di Montalcino 2010 – $36.60 @LCBO

Ottawa, ON March 2017   Matt's review: This young Brunello is on its journey of evolution, with the colour becoming increasingly garnet indicating its gaining further complexity with every year of age. The nose confirms the visuals, it's rustic and... Continue Reading →

Juno Gala Dinner & Awards Wine and Food Sneak Peek…

Ottawa, ON March 2017 by Matt Steeves Ottawa is without a doubt a place to visit in 2017!  With Canada 150 events happening throughout the year, leading up to Canada's 150th anniversary on July 1st, the city is booming with world-class... Continue Reading →

Spring Wines under $20 as seen on CTV Morning Live

March 13, 2017 – Ottawa, ON Today on CTV Morning Live, CTV’s Lianne Laing, Henry Burris, and Sommelier Matt Steeves showcased value priced wine picks that are ideally suited for enjoying this time of year as we transition from winter... Continue Reading →

Wine Review: Château des Charmes St. David’s Bench Vineyard Gamay Noir Droit 2015 – $17.95 @LCBO @MBosc

Ottawa, ON March 2017 Matt's review: Award winning winery, and Canadian winemaking pioneers, Chateau des Charmes, have created a truly unique, one-of-a-kind expression of Gamay Noir, in fact it's formally known as Gamay Noir 'Droit'.  Sourced from the Niagara region's... Continue Reading →

Four in Hand Barossa Shiraz – $19.95 @LCBO

Ottawa, ON March 2017 Matt's review: Get the BBQ ready as this fine Barossa Shiraz is primed and ready to be enjoyed with richly flavoured BBQ grub. Big and bold, with juicy dark fruit, black cherry, smoky bacon, mocha, pepper... Continue Reading →

Wine Review: Featherstone Winery Four Feathers 2015 – $14.95 @LCBO @Featherstonewne

Ottawa, ON March 2017 Matt's review: As a cool climate wine region, the Niagara Peninsula, in Ontario, Canada, excels in producing crisp and refreshing white wines.  Featherstone's Four Feathers is a blend of four varietals that showcase some of Niagara's... Continue Reading →

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