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#wine review: 2017 Arterra Pinot Noir

Ottawa, ON April 2019 Matt's review: 2017 Arterra Pinot Noir benefits from a touch of appassimento winemaking where a portion of the grapes were carefully set aside and left to dry for a period of time after harvesting, similar to... Continue Reading →

Valentine’s Wines on CFRA News Talk Radio with Dahlia Kurtz, host of “The Goods with Dahlia Kurtz”

February, 2019 Ottawa, ON Today on CFRA News talk Radio, on The Goods with Dahlia Kurtz, Sommelier Matt Steeves showcased some sexy wine picks that are perfectly suited for a romantic Valentine’s date night. Listen to our segment here -... Continue Reading →

Sexy Valentine’s Date Night Wines

February, 2018 Ottawa, ON Today on CTV Morning Live, CTV’s Henry Burris and Sommelier Matt Steeves showcased some sexy wine picks that are perfectly suited for a romantic Valentine’s date night. Check out the full CTV video here. When planning... Continue Reading →

wine reviews: Arterra Chardonnay & Pinot Noir 2016

Ottawa, ON February 2017 I love tasting wines (obviously!) and am always keen to taste new wines in the Ontario market so I can share any new personal favourite wine picks with fellow wine lovers on social media and via... Continue Reading →

A new #Ripasso @LCBO – @ViniSMargherita Ripasso – just in time for #Thanksgiving dinner

Ottawa, ON September 2017   Santa Margherita Ripasso – Valpolicella, Italy - $24.95 Matt's review:  Santa Margherita has jumped into the world of Valpolicella with their inaugural vintage (2014) Ripasso and did they ever succeed! A blend of 40% Corvina,... 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 →

93-95 pts Wine review: Corte Sant’Alda Valmezzane Amarone 2011 #Valpolicella

Ottawa, ON April 2017 Matt's review: Corte Sant'Alda's Valmezzane Amarone (2011) is an absolutely stunning wine from this proudly biodynamic winery located high in the hills east of Verona, Italy. At ~16% it's remarkably elegant and fresh, indicative of the delicate... Continue Reading →

Wine Review: Santa Margherita Ripasso Superiore Valpolicella, Italy – $24.95

February 2017 Ottawa, ON Matt's review: Santa Margherita has jumped into the world of Valpolicella with their inaugural vintage (2014) Ripasso and did they ever succeed! A blend of 40% Corvina, 40% Corvinone, and 20% Rondinella, the wine was re-passed over... Continue Reading →

Wine Review: Gran Passione 2015 – $16.95

Ottawa, ON January 2017   Matt's review: Rich and robust, this value-priced wine is jam packed with smoky dark and dried fruit, black plums, baking spice, sweet cigar box, and leather. A very impressive wine at a bargain of a... Continue Reading →

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