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96 points wine review: Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, To Kalon Vineyard

Robert Mondavi Reserve To Kalon Vineyard, Oakville, Napa Valley, California.

wine review: Mount Veeder 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon now at LCBO

Ottawa, ON September 2019: Matt's review:  A fantastic expression of Napa fruit, from Mount Veeder Winery,  situated in the Mayacamas mountain range in the heart of the finest winemaking regions in California, smack dab between Sonoma and Napa.  A blend... 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 →

Give the gift of wine this holiday season -as seen on CTV Morning Live

December 20, 2018 – Ottawa, ON Today on CTV Morning Live, Sommelier Matt Steeves showcased his top wine picks for entertaining and gifting this holiday season. Checkout the CTV video here! The holiday season is a great time of year... Continue Reading →

Father’s Day Gifting – top wine and spirits picks for Dad!

CTV Ottawa Morning Live June 15th, 2018 Theme:  Finding the perfect gift for Father’s Day Today on CTV Morning Live, CTV's Trisha Owens and Sommelier Matt Steeves showcased fantastic gift ideas for Father’s Day. Check out the CTV video here.... Continue Reading →

Looking for a special Scotch for Father’s Day…checkout Ardbeg Grooves @LCBO

Ottawa, ON June 2018 Buying something for someone that has it all can be challenging and even a bit stressful.  Fortunately gifting a special bottle of wine or Whisky never disappoints so it's often my go-to recommendation.  This Father's Day... Continue Reading →

100 Years of Port – in one brilliant package! One of my top holiday wine picks this year – avail @LCBO

Ottawa, ON November 2017   Matt's review: Maynard's 100 Years of Port is perhaps the ultimate gift for any wine lover this holiday season. Beyond the attractive and functional packaging, that houses four 200ml glass bottles with resealable cork stoppers,... Continue Reading →

The perfect #holiday #gift for the #wine lover in your life… a liquid Port Encyclopedia avail @LCBO

Ottawa, ON November 2017 Matt's review: Port, the storied fortified wine from Portugal, is loved by many around the world for its rich and refreshing characteristics that are simply perfect when enjoyed after a fine meal in the company of... Continue Reading →

Give the Gift of Wine for the Holidays – as seen on CTV November 25, 2015

Matt Steeves discusses gifting fine wines for holiday gifts. Fine wines, when gifted to those that appreciate them, do more than simply provide that person with a great tasting wine, they come with the potential to create an everlasting memory.

Matt’s Iconic Holiday Wine Picks from the Vintages November 28th Release

Here are some beautiful iconic wines mostly from the November 28th Vintages release which would be ideal wine gifts for any wine lover this holiday season. Matt's tasted these all recently and selected some of the finest for your consideration. These storied wines may not be 'value-priced' yet they're all delicious and known around the world for exactly that!

Matt’s Holiday Wines Picks – November 14, 2015 – Beat the December line-ups and grab these now!

November 14, 2015 - Ottawa, Ontario. Here are some terrific wines I've tasted recently for which I'd highly recommend checking out this holiday season.  From value priced entertaining wines to higher priced gifting wines, sparklers and still wine, there are... Continue Reading →

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