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Wine appreciation (aka how to get your spouse to love wine) as seen on CTV Morning Live

Ottawa, ON May 31, 2019 Theme: Wine Appreciation – How to fall in love with the wonderful world of wine… Today on CTV Morning Live, CTVs Annette Goerner, Trish Ownes and Sommelier Matt Steeves presented some practical tips on wine... Continue Reading →

Champagne & Champagne Cocktails for New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Ottawa, ON December 31, 2018 Today on CTV Morning Live, in preparation for New Year's Eve festivities, Sommelier Matt Steeves showed some NYE perfect sparkling wines, how to open those bottles without incident (and with confidence!), and some ways to... Continue Reading →

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

Ottawa, ON December 29, 2017 Today on CTV Morning Live, CTV's Henry Burris and Sommelier Matt Steeves showed some great sparkling wines, how to open those bottles without incident (and with confidence!), and some ways to jazz them up by... Continue Reading →

Best Wines to pair with Turkey – as seen on @CTVOTTMornLive

Wondering which wine to serve with your Turkey dinner this Thanksgiving long weekend? Today on CTV, CTVs Lianne Laing and Sommelier Matt Steeves offered up some tasty options that are sure to complement your special Thanksgiving dinner!

Sangria and Summer Cocktails for Canada Day #CANADA150 Celebrations as seen on @CTVOTTMORNLIVE

CTV Ottawa Morning Live June 30, 2017 Theme: Sangria and Summer Cocktails for Canada Day Celebrations Today on CTV Morning Live, CTV's Lianne Laing and Sommelier Matt Steeves served up some easy to make and super refreshing ice cold sangria... Continue Reading →

May 2-4 long weekend top 10 wine picks as seen on @CTVOttMornLive May 19, 2017

CTV Ottawa Morning Live May 19th, 2017 Theme: Matt’s May 2-4 Long Weekend Wine Picks Today on CTV Morning Live, CTV's Lianne Laing and Sommelier Matt Steeves showcased some terrific BBQ friendly wines to enjoy this long weekend, and throughout... Continue Reading →

Wine Review: Benjamin Bridge Nova 7 2014 – $24.95

Ottawa, ON December 2016 Matt's review: Benjamin Bridge has been making a real fizz in the sparkling wine scene over the past decade. This Nova Scotia (Canada) based winery is producing sparkling wines that rival those from Champagne and other... Continue Reading →

Wine glasses, which ones are best for you? As seen on CTV Morning Live Sept 2, 2016

Today on CTV Morning Live we discussed the intriguing world of wine glasses...the different shapes, sizes, and functions and what you may want to consider when you're looking to get some for your home.

Back to School (wine) Supply List, as seen on CTV Morning Live Sept 2, 2016

Today on CTV Morning Live, Sommelier Matt Steeves showcased some great wines to enjoy this Back to School season. Wines that are perfectly suited for getting you through those homework assignments, mid terms, your kid’s teenage drama, parent teacher interview debriefs, and of course, that pair wonderfully with the foods we’re enjoying now from local producers.

Scotch in the Capital – Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy pours their finest for Ottawa Sommeliers

Quercus Vino Ottawa - August 2016. Recently on a beautiful Ottawa summer day I had the pleasure of spending a few hours at one of my favourite restaurants, The Shore Club, with representatives of Glenmorangie and Ardbeg, two of Scotland's... Continue Reading →

A Twist on Summer Cocktails as seen on CTV Morning Live

Today on CTV Morning Live, Sommelier Matt Steeves served up some easy to make and super refreshing ice cold summer cocktails.

Award Worthy Canadian Wines for Canada Day Celebrations as seen on CTV Morning Live

Sommelier Matt Steeves showcased some delicious award winning Canadian wines that would be great for your Canada Day celebrations.

Matt’s Long Weekend Wine Picks & Tips

Gorgeous artwork by the talented Andy Potts - check out his site: andy-potts.com CTV Ottawa Morning Live May 16th, 2016. 8:20AM Theme: Matt’s Long Weekend Wine Picks & Pro Tips Today on CTV Morning Live, Sommelier Matt Steeves and the talented... 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 →

Champagne & Cocktails for New Year’s Eve Celebrations – as seen on CTV

Today on CTV Morning Live, Sommelier Matt Steeves showcased several delicious sparkling wines and Champagne Cocktails to enjoy on New Year's Eve.

Tuscan Icon Ruffino visits Ottawa

By Matt Steeves I recently enjoyed a structured tasting of Ruffino wines led by the knowledgable and charismatic Beppe d'Andrea, Ruffino's Global Brand Ambassador, at the ever impressive Social Restaurant in the Byward Market in Ottawa, Ontario. Beppe d'Andrea, a... Continue Reading →

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