Quercus Vino

Canadian Sommelier, On-Air (TV, radio) Wine & Spirits Somm, Valpolicella Wine Specialist



Champagne & Champage Cocktails for New Year’s Eve Celebrations as seen on CTV Morning Live

Ottawa, ON December 31, 2019 Today on CTV Morning Live, in preparation for New Year's Eve festivities, CTVs Trisha Owens, Leslie Roberts, and Sommelier Matt Steeves showed some NYE perfect sparkling wines, how to open those bottles without incident (and... Continue Reading →

#Scotch review: @TheGlenmorangie #Spios Private Edition No. 9 – available @LCBO

Ottawa, ON May 2018 Matt's review: May 26, 2018, via Vintages throughout Ontario, Glenmorangie released their first single malt Whisky that was fully matured in American ex-Rye Whiskey casks. Labelled "Spios", which is Gaelic for 'spice', and pronounced 'spee-oss', it's... Continue Reading →

Port & Port Cocktails at the Vancouver International Wine Festival #VIWF

March 2018 By Matt Steeves I attended the Vancouver International Wine Festival (VIWF) from February 28 to March 3 and like all media and patrons that attended I was treated to a wide array of tasty Spanish and Portuguese wines,... Continue Reading →

Spring Wines and California comes to Ottawa

  CTV Ottawa Morning Live April 6th, 2016. Today on CTV Morning Live,  Sommelier Matt Steeves and the talented Melissa Lamb showcased some terrific wines to enjoy this spring as part of our regular wine segment.  We also tasted some wonderful... Continue Reading →

Wine tasting with Domaine de l’Arjolle from Southern France

Recently on another chilly January afternoon in Ottawa, a small group of Ottawa-based Sommeliers had the pleasure of spending an afternoon at the Urban Pear in Ottawa's Glebe community tasting wines from Domaine de l'Arjolle of Southern France and enjoying... Continue Reading →

Wine tasting with Chris Hancock, MW (Hon.) of Robert Oatley Vineyards

Recently on a cold January afternoon in Ottawa, ON, a small group of Ottawa based sommeliers and wine writers had the fortune of spending an afternoon with the legendary Chris Hancock, MW (Hon.), of Robert Oatley Vineyards at the Empire... Continue Reading →

Lailey Futures Tasting

Derek Barnett, head winemaker at Lailey Vineyard recently poured barrel samples of ten of his 2012 vintage wines for a small group of Ottawa based sommeliers and wine lovers. In Derek's words, the 2012 vintage appears to be one of... Continue Reading →

Yalumba trade tasting

A small group of Ottawa based wine trade professionals had the distinct pleasure of attending the Yalumba Family Vineyards Fall Tour 2013 tasting event hosted by Jane Ferrari, the Australian and New Zealand Wine Society of Ottawa, and the Australian... Continue Reading →

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