Ottawa, ON November 2020 Matt's review: A blend of 37% Sangiovese, 32% Merlot, and 31% Cabernet Sauvignon from Ruffino's Poggio Casciano Estate, near the renowned Tuscan city of Florence. 2017 Modus shows juicy layers of dark fruits, plum, blackcurrant, mocha,... Continue Reading →
Ottawa, ON November 2020 Matt's review: Romitorio di Santedame is Ruffino's new high-end single vineyard Gran Selezione from the Santedame Estate in Castellina Chianti. A blend of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Colorino, from the heart of Chianti Classico, between the... Continue Reading →
Today on CTV Morning Live, CTVs Jasmin Ibrahim and Sommelier Matt Steeves showcased the styles of wines they're falling for and recommending we check out this Autumn. Matt's got some unique wines that are perfectly suited for the season and the meals we’re serving this time of year!
Today on CTV Morning Live, CTVs Jasmin Ibrahim and Sommelier Matt Steeves we’re celebrating National Prosecco Day with some fan-favourite Prosecco, Prosecco cocktails, and food pairing tips to enjoy with this world-renowned sparkling wine.
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 →
Ottawa, ON Matt's review: Wow! What an impressive and super value-priced wine ($17.95)! Did they get the price wrong? Seriously, I think they did! This big blend of Barbera and Nebbiolo from Italy's Langhe DOC region is chalked full rich dark... Continue Reading →
Ottawa, ON February 2018 Matt's review: Sibona Distillery's Madeira barrel-aged Reserve Grappa is a beautiful amber colour thanks to the time it spent in sweet Madeira barrels picking up not only colour but flavour and subtle texture complexity too. The... Continue Reading →
Ottawa, ON February 2017 I love tasting wines (obviously!) and am always keen to taste new wines in the Ontario market so I can share any new personal favourite wine picks with fellow wine lovers on social media and via... Continue Reading →
Ottawa, ON December 2017 LCBO released the Ca'del Bosco Cuvée Prestige Brut Franciacorta today in time for holiday entertaining and gifting. With its distinct packaging and delicious contents it's a great sparking wine to enjoy this holiday season. Ca' del... Continue Reading →
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!
Ottawa, ON October 2017 Matt's review: An impressive dry Pinot Grigio from Italy's northern most province and wine making region, Alto Adige, which borders Switzerland and Austria. Renowned for its snow-capped peaks, alpine meadows, and premium Pinot Grigio, this... Continue Reading →
Ottawa, ON October 2017 Matt's review: Ruffino's Lumina Pinot Grigio is a crowd pleasing fresh and fruity unoaked wine that's perfectly suited for enjoying on a patio in the sun, or throughout the year with lighter fare such as... Continue Reading →
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 →
Ottawa, ON March 2017 Matt's review: Gin was invented in Italy during the 11th century by brilliant monks whom we should all be thankful to! Since their invention way back when, Italy has been producing wonderful gin for which Malfy is... Continue Reading →
January 2017 Ottawa, ON Matt's review: What a fantastic Brunello, each and every year, especially this 2011 vintage. Made from 100% Sangiovese from their estate vineyard in Montalcino, it shows smoky plum, leather, cedar, and sweet cigar box on the... Continue Reading →
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 →