Ottawa, ON October 2020 Matt's review: This local Rosé is fresh, balanced, completely crushable, with a creamy texture that persists on the long finish. Enjoy throughout the year with BBQ, seafood pasta, spicy cuisine, or with a book in front... Continue Reading →
Ottawa, ON October 2020 Matt's review: Laughing Stock's Portfolio brings the best of the Naramata Bench and Osoyoos together in their flagship (Bordeaux) red blend. 2017 combines 48% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc, 4% Malbec, and 2% Petit... Continue Reading →
Today on CTV Morning Live, CTVs Jasmin Ibrahim and Sommelier Matt Steeves showcased the styles of wines they're falling for and recommending we check out this Autumn. Matt's got some unique wines that are perfectly suited for the season and the meals we’re serving this time of year!
Ottawa, ON October 2020 Matt's review: Produced from 100% Sangiovese grapes sourced from Tuscan's Montecucco DOCG, it shows sweet dried cherry, plum, dark chocolate and fragrant Cypress (balsamic) notes reminiscent of the tall Tuscan Cypress trees that line vineyard roads... Continue Reading →
Ottawa, ON September 2020 Matt's review: Black Sheep Riesling from Featherstone Estate Winery shows great varietal characteristics with crisp orchard fruit, notes of petrol, and impressive mouthwatering minerality. A beautiful value-priced expression of one of Ontario's finest styles of wine,... Continue Reading →
If you love Chardonnay, make sure you check out this premium offering from internationally acclaimed Robert Mondavi Winery in the heart of Napa Valley.
Ottawa, ON August 2020 Matt's review: Meritage 2017, Burrowing Owl's flagship wine, is a blend of (59%) Cabernet Sauvignon, (20%) Merlot, (18%) Cabernet Franc, and (3%) Petit Verdot, all estate grown from their Oliver-based winery in the heart of the... Continue Reading →
Today on CTV Morning Live, CTVs Jasmin Ibrahim and Sommelier Matt Steeves we’re celebrating National Prosecco Day with some fan-favourite Prosecco, Prosecco cocktails, and food pairing tips to enjoy with this world-renowned sparkling wine.
August 2020 Matt’s review: Winemaker's Cut Syrah is sourced from estate vineyards in the heart of the southern Okanagan Valley. Deeply coloured, the nose shows spicy dark fruits, black pepper, smoky bacon, and sweet clove. The palate offers fleshy black... Continue Reading →
August 2020 Matt’s review: An expressive full bodied Niagara Chardonnay that delivers expressive tropical and exotic fruits, sweet spices, and perfumed notes with a creamy texture. Enjoy with roasted chicken, autumn soups, and pork tenderloin with apple compote. Tasted August... Continue Reading →
Ottawa, ON, Canada August 2020 Matt’s review: The storied Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Hands of Time Napa Red is a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, and 3% Malbec which shows the purity of the fine Napa fruit. Aromas... Continue Reading →
Ottawa, ON July 2020 Matt's review: This crowd-pleasing County red shows spicy dark fruit and chocolate covered berries in a ripe and robust style making it great for enjoying with spicy chili, nachos, pulled pork, and gourmet burgers. Tasted July... Continue Reading →
Ottawa, ON July 2020 Matt's review: CheckMate's Queen Taken shows the elegance and structure achievable in their beautiful Golden Mile Bench Chardonnay. A brilliant light golden colour, the nose shows crisp orchard fruits, apple, pear, sweet tropical notes, delicate... Continue Reading →
Ottawa, ON July 2020 Matt's review: Pian di Staffa Riserva Montecucco DOGC showcases the complexity of the Sangiovese from this up-and-coming Tuscan region. Situated in the shadow of the ancient volcano, Monte Amiata, and beside renowned regions where much... Continue Reading →
Ottawa, ON July 2020 Matt's review: Ribusieri's Le Maciole is a blend of 80% Sangiovese, 10% Petit Verdot, and 10% Syrah, from their Montecucco DOC vineyards in the shadow of the ancient Mount Amiata volcano. An expressive, refreshing, and... Continue Reading →