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wine review: CheckMate End Game Merlot 2014

Ottawa, ON April 2020 Matt's review: CheckMate Artisanal Winery produces world-class Chardonnay and Merlot from their Golden Mile Bench winery situated in Canada‚Äôs wine capital, Oliver, BC. 2014 End Game is a rich and concentrated expression of ultra premium Okanagan... Continue Reading →

Sommelier Recommended Wines to enjoy this Spring… making the most of the Quarantine with fine wines shipped direct to your door!

      CTV Ottawa Morning Live April 13, 2020 Today on CTV Morning Live, we showcased some wonderful wines to enjoy this Spring, including convenient and efficient ways for buying delicious wines from the comfort of your own home.... Continue Reading →

98 point wine review: 2019 Benjamin Bridge Nova 7 – the finest vintage ever!

Ottawa, ON April 2020   Matt's review: Benjamin Bridge has been making a real fizz in the sparkling wine scene over the past two decades. This Nova Scotia (Canada) based winery is producing sparkling wines that rival those from Champagne... Continue Reading →

wine review: Icellars Reserve Red 2018 -$30 winery direct (and free shipping now!)

April 2020 Ottawa, ON Matt's review: An expressive red blend from one of Ontario's premium boutique wineries, Icellars Estate Winery in Niagara-On-The-Lake. Reserve Red brings together estate grown Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Malbec to produce a beautifully balanced,... Continue Reading →

91 points wine review: Baron Philippe de Rothschild Escudo Rojo Reserva Carmenere 2018 – $17 at LCBO

Ottawa, ON March 2020 Matt's review: Carmenere, Chile's signature varietal, as they produce some of the world's finest Carmenere, and this super value-priced ($17 at LCBO!) 100% Carmenere from Baron Philippe de Rothschild is a terrific example of exactly that.... Continue Reading →

wine review: Baron Philippe de Rothschild’s Escudo Rojo Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon

Ottawa, ON March 2020 Matt's review: Baron Philippe de Rothschild's Escudo Rojo Reserva is an impressive value-priced Cabernet Sauvignon from the outstanding 2018 Chilean vintage. Ripe plum, dark berries, vanilla bean, and herbs on the nose and palate. This medium-full... Continue Reading →

wine review: Simi Sonoma County Chardonnay 2018

Ottawa, ON March 2020 Matt's review: Simi sources their Chardonnay from vineyards throughout Sonoma County (Alexander Valley, Sonoma Valley, Russian River,Valley, Dry Creek, and Sonoma Coast), which results in a beautiful textbook California Chardonnay at a great price! Ripe and... Continue Reading →

wine review: Black Sage Vineyard Shiraz 2016

Ottawa, ON March 2020   Matt's review: Sourced from the Southern Okanagan Valley, where expressive Shiraz flourishes in the hot Okanagan sun, Black Sage Vineyard Shiraz is a great example of a big and bold Okanagan red. The aromas showcase... Continue Reading →

wine review: See Ya Later Ranch Major’s Block Red Blend 2016

Ottawa, ON February 2020   Matt's review: A ripe and delicious expression of a big juicy Okanagan red. Major's Block is a robust and spicy blend of Shiraz and Merlot with a splash of Petit Verdot and Zinfandel adding further... Continue Reading →

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