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wine review: Frescobaldi Nipozzano Riserva Chianti 2014 – $22.40, now $17.40 for the holiday season!

Ottawa, ON December 2018   Matt's review: This complex value-priced Chianti is bursting with dark cherry, dried fig, clove, fine leather, and graphite. The palate is smooth, layered, and refreshing making it ideally suited with rich braised dishes, grilled rib... Continue Reading →

Winter Wines as seen on CTV Morning Live

Ottawa, ON November 2018 Today on CTV Morning Live, we're talking winter wines, otherwise stated, wines that complement the season...wines that are suited for entertaining, enjoying with comfort food, and enjoying this holiday season and throughout the winter. Check out... Continue Reading →

Top Holiday Wine Gifting ideas as seen on CTV Morning Live

December 14, 2016 – Ottawa, ON Today on CTV Morning Live, CTV’s Melissa Lamb and Sommelier Matt Steeves discussed top wine picks for entertaining and gifting this holiday season.  Check out the CTV video here Gifting a special bottle of... Continue Reading →

Wine Review: Terra Terrae Organic Cava – $15.95

November, 2016 Ottawa, ON Terra Terrae Organic Cava - $15.95 Matt's review: Cava continues to be a favourite sparking wine for its great value, consumer and food friendliness, and quality. Produced using the same methods as Champange, Cava differs slightly in... 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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