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wine review: Robert Mondavi Reserve Chardonnay 2017 – available at LCBO

If you love Chardonnay, make sure you check out this premium offering from internationally acclaimed Robert Mondavi Winery in the heart of Napa Valley.

wine review: 2018 Ribusieri Chiaranotte Vermentino Montecucco DOC

Ottawa, ON July 2020   Matt's review: This golden yellow Vermentino showcases the great value-priced white wines being produced in Tuscany's Montecucco DOC. A fantastic option for those that enjoy fine Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, this full-bodied Vermentino shows a... Continue Reading →

wine review: Jackson-Triggs’ 2016 Entourage Grand Reserve Brut

Ottawa, ON June 2020 Matt's review: Jackson-Triggs' 2016 Entourage Grand Reserve Brut - A very impressive high quality sparking wine from this well known Niagara-on-the-Lake winery. At $29.95, Jackson-Triggs' Entourage Grand Reserve Brut has become a Sommelier favourite with each... Continue Reading →

wine review: CheckMate 2015 Knight’s Challenge Chardonny

Ottawa, ON June 2020 Matt's review: With each and every vintage CheckMate Artisanal Winery is solidifying their reputation as one of Canada's leading wineries, producing world-class Chardonnay and Merlot from the south of the Okanagan Valley, in Canada's wine capital,... Continue Reading →

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: Arterra Chardonnay 2017

Ottawa, ON May 2019   Matt's review: This aromatic and textured Chardonnay shows an expressive bouquet of baked apple, Asian pear, floral blossoms, limestone, and hints of sweet perfume on the nose. The palate offers refreshing orchard fruit with a... Continue Reading →

wine review: Rutherford Ranch Reserve Chardonnay – Napa Chard through and through…

Ottawa, ON August 2018   Matt's review: 2015 Rutherford Ranch Reserve Chardonnay from Carneros Napa Valley - Deep golden colour with baked apple, poached pear, vanilla pod and subtle caramel on the nose.  Full bodied and buttery, the creamy mouthfeel showcases layers of... Continue Reading →

92+ pts #wine review: #Icellars 2016 Chardonnay

Ottawa, ON April 2018 Matt's review: Icellars are producing some of Canada's finest wines, from their boutique Niagara-On-The-Lake winery. Their 2016 Chardonnay (130 cases produced), from their Icel (estate) Vineyard, displays a light gold colour, revealing baked apple, tart pineapple, melon,... Continue Reading →

#wine review: Franciscan Estate Napa Chardonnay 2015 – @LCBO March 17 2018

Ottawa, ON March 2018 Matt's review: Rich golden colour as one can expect for an oaked Napa Chardonnay, but it's the balance and freshness on the finish that makes the Franciscan Napa Chard a (value-priced) wine to get excited about. The... Continue Reading →

#Bourbon Barrel-Aged #Chardonnay coming to @LCBO in November – #yaaas!

Ottawa, ON October 2017 Matt's review of the 2016 vintage: Robert Mondavi's Private Selection Bourbon barrel-aged Chardonnay is one you don't want to miss when it hits the shelves in November at LCBO. If you like California Chardonnay and Kentucky... Continue Reading →

Best Wines to pair with Turkey – as seen on @CTVOTTMornLive

Wondering which wine to serve with your Turkey dinner this Thanksgiving long weekend? Today on CTV, CTVs Lianne Laing and Sommelier Matt Steeves offered up some tasty options that are sure to complement your special Thanksgiving dinner!

#wine review: @Konzelmann #unoaked Chardonnay – great value @ $12.95 – esp for enjoying with Thanksgiving meals

Ottawa, ON October 2017 Matt's review: Konzelmann's Unoaked Chardonnay is a great value-priced white wine to enjoy whether it's with a fine Autumn meal or simply enjoying a glass of crisp white wine after a big day. The nose shows ripe... Continue Reading →

#wine review: @Lindemanswines Bin 65 Chardonnay – A tasty $11 wine

Ottawa, ON July 2017   Matt's review: Lindeman's Bin 65 Chardonnay is bursting with ripe tropical and orchard fruit which immediately puts a smile on my face, especially as I think about those quintessential summer aromas. Melon, apricot, sweet corn, banana,... Continue Reading →

94 point #wine review: Icellars #Chardonnay 2014 – $35 @fooland60acres #buybythecase

Ottawa, ON April 2017 Matt's review: Burgundy, take note...Ontario is quickly becoming known as the cool-kid on the block!  With wines such as Icellars Chardonnay, Ontario is showing the world just how great its wines can be.  Icellars 2014 Chardonnay is... Continue Reading →

Celebrity Wines & Spirits as seen on CTV Morning Live

More and more celebrities are getting into the wine and spirits business for a variety of reasons, including their passion for wine & spirits, and the fact that they can afford it!

Celebrities like Drake, Dave Matthews, the Tragically Hip, and Dan Aykroyd are all doing really impressive things in the industry, and today we’re going to taste some of their latest ‘hits’.

Sommelier Matt Steeves has prepared a nice line-up of Celebrity wines and spirits for us today.

Must try wines for Thanksgiving – as seen on CTV Morning Live

October 6, 2016 Today on CTV Morning Live, CTV's Lianne Laing and Sommelier Matt Steeves showcased a portfolio of wines that would be great with your Thanksgiving meals. Here's the video: CTV Thanksgiving Wine Segment In the lead up to Thanksgiving... Continue Reading →

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