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A dram of Scotch whisky to celebrate Robbie Burns Day

Ottawa, ON January 25, 2019 Today on CTV Morning Live, CTVs Annette Goerner, Trisha Owens, and Sommelier Matt Steeves were celebrating Robbie Burns Day by showcasing (and enjoying) some of our favourite drinks from Robbie Burns' native land...Scotch whisky and... Continue Reading →

wine review: Featherstone Winery Four Feathers 2017 now available @lcbo

Ottawa, ON October 2018 Matt's review: Featherstone's Four Feathers blends four cool climate white grapes: Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and a splash of Gewürztraminer, in one fragrant, creamy, and refreshing wine that's both super versatile and super value priced. Pale... Continue Reading →

#Scotch review: @TheGlenmorangie #Spios Private Edition No. 9 – available @LCBO

Ottawa, ON May 2018 Matt's review: May 26, 2018, via Vintages throughout Ontario, Glenmorangie released their first single malt Whisky that was fully matured in American ex-Rye Whiskey casks. Labelled "Spios", which is Gaelic for 'spice', and pronounced 'spee-oss', it's... Continue Reading →

#Wine #Cocktails for Summer Entertaining as seen on @CTVOttMornLive

Ottawa, ON August 4, 2017 Today's theme: Refreshing and easy to make wine cocktails for summer entertaining. Today on CTV Morning Live, CTV's Melissa Lamb and Sommelier Matt Steeves whipped-up some super refreshing and easy to make wine cocktails that... 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 →

#wine review: Cesari #Amarone – available @LCBO – $39.40

Ottawa, ON July 2017   Matt's review: This value priced Amarone is packed with sweet dried dark fruit, black cherry, smoky plum, and a distinct freshness on the nose. Smooth and very expressive, the delicate tannins are fine and well... Continue Reading →

Sangria and Summer Cocktails for Canada Day #CANADA150 Celebrations as seen on @CTVOTTMORNLIVE

CTV Ottawa Morning Live June 30, 2017 Theme: Sangria and Summer Cocktails for Canada Day Celebrations Today on CTV Morning Live, CTV's Lianne Laing and Sommelier Matt Steeves served up some easy to make and super refreshing ice cold sangria... Continue Reading →

Juno Gala Dinner & Awards Wine and Food Sneak Peek…

Ottawa, ON March 2017 by Matt Steeves Ottawa is without a doubt a place to visit in 2017!  With Canada 150 events happening throughout the year, leading up to Canada's 150th anniversary on July 1st, the city is booming with world-class... Continue Reading →

Wine Review: Château des Charmes St. David’s Bench Vineyard Gamay Noir Droit 2015 – $17.95 @LCBO @MBosc

Ottawa, ON March 2017 Matt's review: Award winning winery, and Canadian winemaking pioneers, Chateau des Charmes, have created a truly unique, one-of-a-kind expression of Gamay Noir, in fact it's formally known as Gamay Noir 'Droit'.  Sourced from the Niagara region's... 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 →

Nobilo Sauvignon and freshly shucked oysters – a perfect summer treat!

Summer 2016, Ottawa, ON. By: Matt Steeves, Sommelier and Wine Writer. I LOVE Sauvignon Blanc and I love fresh oysters.  So naturally when I saw this pairing  I had to share! Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc represents some of the best of... Continue Reading →

Award Worthy Canadian Wines for Canada Day Celebrations as seen on CTV Morning Live

Sommelier Matt Steeves showcased some delicious award winning Canadian wines that would be great for your Canada Day celebrations.

Matt’s Long Weekend Wine Picks & Tips

Gorgeous artwork by the talented Andy Potts - check out his site: andy-potts.com CTV Ottawa Morning Live May 16th, 2016. 8:20AM Theme: Matt’s Long Weekend Wine Picks & Pro Tips Today on CTV Morning Live, Sommelier Matt Steeves and the talented... Continue Reading →

Romantic Wine & Food Pairings for Valentine’s Day – as seen on CTV Morning Live

February 8, 2016 - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Today on CTV Morning Live, Lianne Laing and I showcased some super sexy wines and foods that will make your Valentine's day celebrations sweeter than you had ever imagined.  Check out the video... Continue Reading →

Chinese New Year Wine Pairings

With Chinese New Year arriving I thought I'd showcase some wine and food pairings that would be terrific for your celebrations during this festive time. I came across several of these pairings from the acclaimed Canadian Icewine producer, Inniskillin.  Inniskillin is world-renowned for... Continue Reading →

Holiday Wine Picks – Perfectly Suited for this Holiday Season – as seen on CTV Morning Live Dec. 9, 2015

December 9, 2015 – Ottawa, ON Today on CTV Morning Live, CTV’s host, Lianne Laing, and Sommelier Matt Steeves discussed top wine picks for entertaining this holiday season. Matt's Holiday Wine Picks and Tips for Entertaining as seen on CTV... Continue Reading →

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