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92 pts #wine review: Chateau des Charmes Equuleus 2012 – $43 @LCBO

June 2017 Ottawa, ON Matt's review:  Chateau des Charmes Equuleus is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc, and 25% Merlot from the St. David's Bench sub-appellation of the Niagara Peninsula.  This flagship red wine is a deep... Continue Reading →

94 pts #wine review: @StratusWines White 2013 – $38.20 – available @LCBO

Ottawa, ON May 2017   Matt's review: Stratus White represents the finest white wine that this acclaimed Niagara-on-the-Lake winery produces.  Winemaker J-L Groux selects the very best grapes from a handful of varieties to incorporate into this premium white wine,... Continue Reading →

Kannuk Vodka – A terrific Canadian Vodka @KannukVodka

Ottawa, ON May 2017     Matt's review:  Kannuk Vodka comes in  an exceptionally modern, substantial and well designed bottle which will stand out on any top shelf but for me it's what inside this work of art that commands some... Continue Reading →

98 pts #wine review: 2013 Alpha Omega #Beckstoffer #ToKalon Cabernet Sauvignon @AOWinery

Napa Valley, California Matt's review: Alpha Omega's Beckstoffer To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon showcases the splendour and greatness that’s capable in ultra premium To Kalon Cabernet. Internationally acclaimed winemaker Jean Hoefliger has produced another world-class wine that showcases just how great... Continue Reading →

94+ pts wine review: Nickel & Nickel John C. Sullenger Vineyard Cab Sauv, Oakville Napa Valley

Napa Valley, California May 2017 Matt's review: Nickel & Nickel, from the Oakville AVA in Napa Valley, situated beside Opus One and Robert Mondavi, and the famous To Kalon vineyards, produce exceptional high quality Cabernet Sauvignon. Their 2013 John C.... Continue Reading →

96 pts wine review: 2013 Groth Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon $130

May 2017 Matt's review: This premium Oakville Cabernet is sourced from the winery's Reserve Vineyard that has a unique soil composition containing a significant amount of red chert rock fragments throughout, which perhaps is one of the key factors in... 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: @13thStreetWines 2015 White Palette – $16.10 @LCBO

Ottawa, ON May 2017   Matt's review: A blend of 65% Riesling and 35% Viognier, with expressive tropical and exotic fruit on the nose. Great texture and weight that's kept light and lively by the layers of zesty exotic fruit with... Continue Reading →

wine review: @wineaffair Amarosé 2016 – $18.95 @LCBO

Ottawa, ON May 2017   Matt's review: Foreign Affair Winery continues to impress with their use of appassimento winemaking in their premium Ontario wines.  Amarosé is a unique and remarkably delicious new style of wine combining the best features of two... Continue Reading →

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