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Malfy #Gin – another one of Italy’s liquid treats perfectly suited for summer enjoyment – @LCBO $34.95

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 →

Wine Review: CastelGiocondo Brunello di Montalcino 2011 – $27.95 (375 ml)

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 →

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 →

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 →

Tuscan Icon Ruffino visits Ottawa

By Matt Steeves I recently enjoyed a structured tasting of Ruffino wines led by the knowledgable and charismatic Beppe d'Andrea, Ruffino's Global Brand Ambassador, at the ever impressive Social Restaurant in the Byward Market in Ottawa, Ontario. Beppe d'Andrea, a... Continue Reading →

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