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#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 →

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!

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 →

May 2-4 BBQ friendly Wines – As seen on CTV Morning Live May 11, 2015

May 11th, 2015 - CTV Morning Live Today on CTV Morning Live, Host Lianne Laing and Matt showcased some terrific wines to enjoy this long weekend, and throughout the summer. Check out the video here: BBQ Wines for May 2-4... Continue Reading →

White Wines & Sunshine – a Perfect Pairing!

CTV Ottawa Morning Live April 24th, 2015. 8:45AM Theme: White Wines & Sunshine - A perfect pairing! By: Matt Steeves – Sommelier, Wine Writer, & Director with the National Capital Sommelier Guild Overview: Matt and CTV host, Sarah Freemark, tasted... Continue Reading →

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