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#wine review: 2016 Chateau Smith Cabernet Sauvignon – coming to LCBO June 8

Ottawa, ON April 2019   Matt's review: A tasty Cabernet from the very impressive and often under-valued, Washington State, where Chateau Smith (of Charles Smith Wines) produces their delicious wines. The nose is full of dark cherry, black currant, chocolate,... Continue Reading →

wine review: Benjamin Bridge NV Rosé

Ottawa, ON July 2018 Matt's review: Canada's iconic sparkling wine house, Benjamin Bridge, has released its first non-vintage (NV) Rosé which builds off of the success of their NV Brut, along with their fantastic vintage sparkling wines. A beautiful copper/rose gold... Continue Reading →

#wine review: Altivo Dão DOC White 2017

Ottawa, ON Matt's review: Altivo Dão DOC white 2017:  This fresh, fruity, and fragrant wine from one of the most storied wine regions in Portugal, the Dão DOC, is reminiscent of a tropical summer breeze. Very expressive with perfumed floral blossoms,... Continue Reading →

93 pts #wine review: @Fontanafredda_ Eremo Langhe Rosso 2014 available @LCBO now – $17.95

Ottawa, ON Matt's review:  Wow! What an impressive and super value-priced wine ($17.95)! Did they get the price wrong? Seriously, I think they did! This big blend of Barbera and Nebbiolo from Italy's Langhe DOC region is chalked full rich dark... Continue Reading →

Top Wine & Spirits for Gifting and Entertaining this Holiday Season as seen on @CTVOTTMORNLIVE

November 29, 2017 – Ottawa, ON Today on CTV Morning Live, Sommelier Matt Steeves showcased his top wine & spirits picks for entertaining and gifting this holiday season.  Check out the CTV video here! Having a tough time finding a... Continue Reading →

$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 →

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 →

94 point #wine review: Icellars #Chardonnay 2014 – $35 @fooland60acres #buybythecase

Ottawa, ON April 2017 Matt's review: Burgundy, take note...Ontario is quickly becoming known as the cool-kid on the block!  With wines such as Icellars Chardonnay, Ontario is showing the world just how great its wines can be.  Icellars 2014 Chardonnay is... Continue Reading →

93 pts #Wine Review: Icellars 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon @FoolAnd60Acres – wow what a gem!

Ottawa, ON April 2017 Matt's review: Icellars Estate Winery 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the finest Ontario Cabernet Sauvignon's I can recall tasting! This boutique winery from Niagara-on-the-Lake produces a very limited amount of wine, including only 150 cases... Continue Reading →

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