Ottawa, ON October 2022 Matt’s review: 13th Street Winery's June's Vineyard Riesling, made from Alsatian old Clone 49 Riesling, shows a delicate yet complex bouquet of sweet orchard fruit, floral blossom, wild flower honey, petrol, and limestone minerality. The palate... Continue Reading →
Athene is a well structured, elegant and softly textured wine that highlights the best of premium wines from the Black Sage Bench.
Ottawa, ON September 2022 Matt's review: This premium Napa Chardonnay is sourced from the Ahmann and Huichica Vineyards in Carneros, the Keyes Vineyard in Howell Mountain, and the Rancho Sarco Vineyard on the north east edge of Napa. The nose... Continue Reading →
Ottawa, ON September 2022 Matt's review: Murphy-Goode California Merlot is a rich and velvety smooth crowd-pleaser you'll want to try this fall and enjoy all year round. Chalked full of ripe dark berries, cherry, plum, vanilla and sweet spices, this... Continue Reading →
Ansari 2017 - it’s big and beautiful, with great complexity, texture, freshness, and overall balance.
Today on SIRIUSXM satellite radio, SIRIUSXM's Dahlia Kurtz and Sommelier Matt Steeves were chatting about how to craft your very own signature cocktail!
Ottawa, ON August 2022 Matt's review: 100% Viognier from the Languedoc region in the south of France. Light straw colour, look for fragrant honeysuckle, pear, green apple, and apricot aromas. Medium-full bodied, and very refreshing making it an excellent choice... Continue Reading →
Ottawa, ON August 2022 Matt's review: This vibrant Rosé from the foothills of Mont Ventoux in south of France's Rhone Valley, brings together Grenache, Syrah, and Cinsault in a fragrant and refreshing style making it perfectly suited for enjoying in... Continue Reading →
Ottawa, ON August 2022 Matt's review: Classic dry and savoury Bordeaux at a great price. Look for tart cherries, plum, dark chocolate, pencil shavings and earthiness. Medium bodied, subtle fine tannins, and a refreshing texture in this right bank Merlot-focused... Continue Reading →
Featherstone's Red Tail Merlot pays homage to the winery's use of eco-friendly falconry to protect their (sweet and delicious) crop from swarms of vineyard devouring birds. As a key feature of their sustainable practices, Featherstone Estate Winery happens to be the only Ontario winery to embrace this natural crop management technique as part of their overall vineyard management.
2016 End Game is a rich and concentrated expression of ultra premium Okanagan Merlot.
Ottawa, ON July 2022 Matt's review: Inniskillin's Montague Vineyard Chardonnay showcases the best from their finest single vineyard site in the Four Mile Creek sub-appellation of the Niagara Peninsula. Golden yellow, this expressive Chardonnay shows ripe orchard fruit, melon, toast... Continue Reading →
Ottawa, ON July 2022 Matt's review: Deep ruby red, the nose shows black cherry, blackberry, peppers, mocha, cedar, herbs, sous bois and graphite. Refreshing black cherry and spice on the finish. Decant before serving and enjoy with grilled pork tenderloin.... Continue Reading →
Liquidity's Pinot Gris shows great balance of fresh orchard fruit, mineral, and lees providing wonderful freshness and texture...
Today on SIRIUSXM satellite radio, SIRIUSXM's Dahlia Kurtz and Sommelier Matt Steeves were chatting about their top recommended Summer Staycation Backyard 'resort' Cocktails.
This is a fantastic ultra small production/boutique Okanagan Pinot that beautifully showcases the greatness and potential in its terroir.