Each vintage 13th Street's winemaker assembles a unique blend of their popular 'Cabernet Merlot' to showcase how great this value-priced red blend can be. 2020 is a blend of 40% Cabernet Franc, 20% Merlot, and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, all from Niagara's Creek Shores VQA . Deep ruby in colour, the nose shows dark cherry, plum, pepper, and sous bois. It's rich with fine soft tannins making it great to enjoy now with wood fired pizzas, pasta, or charcuterie.
As we plan to ring-in the much anticipated new year (and leave 2020 in the past), I wanted to share some of the most memorable Canadian sparking wines I tasted this past year should you be looking to toast with a special bottle of fine Canadian wine this New Year's Eve. Because a celebration isn't complete without some fine sparkling wine, here's a few I highly recommend enjoying this New Year's Eve and throughout 2021.
Ottawa, ON December 31, 2019 Today on CTV Morning Live, in preparation for New Year's Eve festivities, CTVs Trisha Owens, Leslie Roberts, and Sommelier Matt Steeves showed some NYE perfect sparkling wines, how to open those bottles without incident (and... Continue Reading →
Ottawa, ON November 2019 Matt's review: A beautiful traditional method sparking wine produced in a zero dosage style, making it extra crisp and refreshing - exactly what I and so many love in premium traditional method sparking wines. Benefitting... Continue Reading →
March 13, 2017 – Ottawa, ON Today on CTV Morning Live, CTV’s Lianne Laing, Henry Burris, and Sommelier Matt Steeves showcased value priced wine picks that are ideally suited for enjoying this time of year as we transition from winter... Continue Reading →
January 2017 Ottawa, ON Matt's review: Gamay Noir is becoming increasingly popular with wine lovers for its food friendly and refreshing characteristics. Furthermore, it just happens that Ontario is one of the top producers of world-class Gamay (second only... Continue Reading →
CTV Ottawa Morning Live April 6th, 2016. Today on CTV Morning Live, Sommelier Matt Steeves and the talented Melissa Lamb showcased some terrific wines to enjoy this spring as part of our regular wine segment. We also tasted some wonderful... Continue Reading →