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wine review: Winemaker’s Cut Rosé 2018

July 2019 Ottawa, ON   Matt's review: This small production (220 cases) single vineyard Rosé from Winemaker's Cut estate vineyard in Oliver, BC, has the most elegant colour that sparkles intensely in the sun like a fancy pink diamond.   A... Continue Reading →

Canada Day Celebration Beverage Ideas as seen on CTV Ottawa Morning Live

Today on CTV Morning Live, CTV’s Leslie Roberts, Annette Goerner, and Sommelier Matt Steeves showcased some delicious Canadian wines and spirits that are sure to enhance your Canadian civic pride as you celebrate Canada Day this long weekend.  

Sommelier recommended Father’s Day Gift Ideas, as ‘seen’ on CFRA News Talk Radio with Dahlia Kurtz

CFRA News Talk Radio June 15th, 2019 Theme:  Sommelier recommended Father’s Day Gift Ideas Today on CFRA, CFRA's Dahlia Kurtz and Sommelier Matt Steeves showcased fantastic (Sommelier recommended) gift ideas for Father’s Day. With Father’s Day literally hours away, if... Continue Reading →

#wine review: 13th Street Winery Burger Blend (Red) 2017

Ottawa, ON May 2019 Matt's review: This Gamay Noir and Pinot Noir (Burger!) blend from the Niagara Peninsula, is becoming renowned for its food friendly and refreshing style that makes it ideally suited for enjoying with your favourite grilled grub.... Continue Reading →

wine review: Black Sage Vineyard 2015 Merlot – available at LCBO October 13 – $28.95

Ottawa, ON September 2018 Matt's review: Black Sage Vineyard 2015 Merlot: Deep ruby red, the nose shows dark plum, stewed cherries, mocha, smoky notes, and its namesake in spades, Black Sage - a hallmark of fine Okanagan Merlot. Silky smooth... Continue Reading →

wine review: Jackson-Triggs Entourage Grand Reserve sparkling Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Ottawa, ON July 2018 Matt's review: Combing two of my favourite wine styles, sparkling and Sauvignon Blanc, this is quickly becoming one of my top recommended sparkling wine styles for those looking for a delicious sparkling wine to enjoy in the... Continue Reading →

Malbec World Day – what Malbec will you be celebrating with today?

Ottawa, ON April 17, 2018 By Matt Steeves Malbec World Day is celebrated to pay homage to the influence of the late president, Domingo Faustino Sarmiento (1811-1888), who made it his mission to transform Argentina’s wine industry.   On this day in... Continue Reading →

wine review: The Yearling Cabernet Sauvignon from Coonawarra South Australia – $13.95 @LCBO

Ottawa, ON April 2018   Matt's review:  From the renowned Coonawarra wine region in South Australia, The Yearling Cabernet Sauvignon shows remarkable maturity and complexity on the nose with plum, mulberry, pepper, eucalyptus, leather and grilled brisket. The palate is dry... Continue Reading →

#wine review: The Yearling Sauvignon Blanc from Coonawarra South Australia

Ottawa, ON April 2018   Matt's review: The Yearling Sauvignon Blanc, from South Australia's Coonawarra wine region, is a very ripe and refreshing wine that's perfectly suited for enjoying throughout the spring and summer. Very aromatic with sweet pear, lime, lemongrass,... Continue Reading →

91+ pts #wine review: 2015 Ravenswood Lodi County Old Vine Zinfandel

Ottawa, ON March 2018   Matt's review: I love the experience and ritual of opening a bottle of wine to begin a meal and being reminded of how much I enjoy the wines from specific wine regions. In this case... Continue Reading →

#wine review @13thStreetWines 2016 #BurgerBlend – a perfect #BBQ wine! GAMAY + PINOT #CDNwine

Ottawa, ON September 2017 13th Street Winery's 2016 Burger Blend is a fine assemblage of 70% Gamay Noir, 29% Pinot Noir, and 1% Merlot from the Niagara Peninsula.  Each year Burger Blend is becoming increasingly renowned for its food friendly... Continue Reading →

$8 wine review: Torrevento #Negroamaro from Puglia Italy

Ottawa, ON June 2017   Matt's review: From the very southern end of Italy, in the famous 'heel' of Italy's boot, Puglia produces delicious deeply flavorful wines, such as Negroamaro.  Torrevento's 100% Negroamaro is nearly black in colour with a... 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 →

90 pts Wine Review: 13th Street Winery Cabernet Merlot – $19.95 @LCBO @13thStreetWines

Ottawa, ON March 2017 Matt's review: 13th Street Winery's 2013 Cabernet Merlot is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc, sourced from vineyards in the Creek Shores and Niagara-on-the-Lake appellations of the Niagara Peninsula. A... Continue Reading →

Award Worthy Canadian Wines for Canada Day Celebrations as seen on CTV Morning Live

Sommelier Matt Steeves showcased some delicious award winning Canadian wines that would be great for your Canada Day celebrations.

Matt’s Long Weekend Wine Picks & Tips

Gorgeous artwork by the talented Andy Potts - check out his site: andy-potts.com CTV Ottawa Morning Live May 16th, 2016. 8:20AM Theme: Matt’s Long Weekend Wine Picks & Pro Tips Today on CTV Morning Live, Sommelier Matt Steeves and the talented... Continue Reading →

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