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Sommeliers. Ottawa & Vancouver

93 pts #wine review: Domain Queylus Reserve Pinot Noir – $45 @QueylusVin

Ottawa, ON April 2017 Matt's review: Thomas Bachelder, the legendary Canadian flying winemaker, has crafted one of the finest Pinot Noirs that Canada has to offer in the Queylus Reserve du Domaine 2012. Medium ruby with an emerging garnet hue, the... Continue Reading →

Wine Review: Angels & Cowboys Rosé @aandcwines – look for it @LCBO this spring

Ottawa, ON April 2017   Matt's review:  This elegantly coloured bottled of Rosé is like fine jewelry for your table. The fancy pink diamond colour is the result of the winemaker's delicate touch when the grapes were hand harvested and... Continue Reading →

Wine Review: @13thStreetWines Cuvée Rosé Brut – #PatioPerfect #wine available @LCBO #CDNwine

Ottawa, ON April 2017 Just in time for spring and patio season, 13th Street Winery's Cuvée Rosé Brut is a great wine to enjoy this time of year, and all year round, when you're looking for a high quality and affordable... Continue Reading →

93 pts #Wine Review: Icellars 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon @FoolAnd60Acres – wow what a gem!

Ottawa, ON April 2017 Matt's review: Icellars Estate Winery 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the finest Ontario Cabernet Sauvignon's I can recall tasting! This boutique winery from Niagara-on-the-Lake produces a very limited amount of wine, including only 150 cases... Continue Reading →

Blind Wine Tasting Challenge on @CTVOttMornLive – White? Red? Can anyone tell the difference?

April 17, 2016   Theme: Blind Wine Tasting Challenge on CTV Morning Live… Red? White? Can anyone tell the difference?   Today on CTV Morning Live we tried a fun wine tasting challenge.  The challenge was to taste a few... Continue Reading →

92 pts #Wine Review: @Benjamin_Bridge #TidalBay 2016 – Proudly Nova Scotian #CDNwine

Ottawa, ON April 2017 Matt's review: Tidal Bay is uniquely Nova Scotian, in fact this is Nova Scotia's first wine appellation and also the name of their signature white wine. Benjamin Bridge's Tidal Bay is a unique blend of L’Acadie,... Continue Reading →

96+ point wine review: Essence de Dourthe 2010 #Bordeaux – The masterpiece of @Vin_Dourthe #SuperBordeaux

Ottawa, ON April 2017 Matt's review: Since it's inception in the iconic 2000 vintage, Essence de Dourthe has been produced only in the most exceptional years, taking the best grapes from the best vineyards in the best appellations throughout Bordeaux. Their... 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: Château des Charmes Cuvée d’Andrée Rosé 2015 – $15.95 @LCBO

Ottawa, ON April 2017   Matt's review: A gold medal winner at the 2016 Ontario Wine Awards, this value-priced rosé was produced with 100% estate grown Pinot Noir from one of Canada's famous wine regions, Niagara-on-the-Lake. Deeply coloured for a... Continue Reading →

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