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Sangria and Summer Cocktails for Canada Day #CANADA150 Celebrations as seen on @CTVOTTMORNLIVE

CTV Ottawa Morning Live June 30, 2017 Theme: Sangria and Summer Cocktails for Canada Day Celebrations Today on CTV Morning Live, CTV's Lianne Laing and Sommelier Matt Steeves served up some easy to make and super refreshing ice cold sangria... Continue Reading →

#wine review: #Burger Blend White by @13thStreetWines – perfect for enjoying with #BBQ this summer

Ottawa, ON June 2017   Matt's review: Crafted with summer and BBQ season in mind, 13th Street's winemaker, JP Colas, brought together two very popular aromatic grapes (78% Riesling, 22% Pinot Grigio) that are packed full of sweet tree fruit... Continue Reading →

Iconic #CDNwine for #Canada150 Celebrations + #FathersDay Gifting

  CTV Ottawa Morning Live   June 15th, 2017 Theme:  Iconic Canadian Wines for Canada 150 Celebrations (and Father’s Day gifting!) Overview:  Today on CTV Morning Live, CTV’s Lianne Laing, Henry Burris, and Sommelier Matt Steeves showcased some iconic Canadian... Continue Reading →

93+ pts #wine review: @CheckMateWinery 2014 Fool’s Mate Chardonnay from @GoldenMileBench

Ottawa, ON June 2017   Matt's review: CheckMate Artisanal Winery is quickly becoming recognized as one of Canada's leading wineries, producing world-class Chardonnay and Merlot from their Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley, BC winery. 2014 Fool's Mate Chardonnay is a gorgeous... Continue Reading →

95 pts #wine review: @InniskillinWine Sparkling Cabernet Franc #Icewine

Ottawa, ON June 2017   Matt's review:  Iconic Canadian winery, Inniskillin, is world renowned for their luxurious Icewines, and their sparkling Cabernet Franc Icewine is totally next level! By combining a few of my favourite elements of the Ontario 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 →

90+ pts wine review: 2013 Featherstone Pinot Noir – Twenty Mile Bench – $24.95

Ottawa, ON March 2017   Matt's review: Featherstone's limited production (140 cases) 2013 Pinot Noir has an intriguing rustic profile that showcases the complexity of wines from one of Canada's premiere sub appelations, the Twenty Mile Bench. The expressive nose... Continue Reading →

Juno Gala Dinner & Awards Wine and Food Sneak Peek…

Ottawa, ON March 2017 by Matt Steeves Ottawa is without a doubt a place to visit in 2017!  With Canada 150 events happening throughout the year, leading up to Canada's 150th anniversary on July 1st, the city is booming with world-class... Continue Reading →

Wine Review: Château des Charmes St. David’s Bench Vineyard Gamay Noir Droit 2015 – $17.95 @LCBO @MBosc

Ottawa, ON March 2017 Matt's review: Award winning winery, and Canadian winemaking pioneers, Chateau des Charmes, have created a truly unique, one-of-a-kind expression of Gamay Noir, in fact it's formally known as Gamay Noir 'Droit'.  Sourced from the Niagara region's... Continue Reading →

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