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#wine review: 13th Street Winery Burger Blend (Red) 2017

Ottawa, ON May 2019 Matt's review: This Gamay Noir and Pinot Noir (Burger!) blend from the Niagara Peninsula, is becoming renowned for its food friendly and refreshing style that makes it ideally suited for enjoying with your favourite grilled grub.... Continue Reading →

#wine review: 2017 Arterra Pinot Noir

Ottawa, ON April 2019 Matt's review: 2017 Arterra Pinot Noir benefits from a touch of appassimento winemaking where a portion of the grapes were carefully set aside and left to dry for a period of time after harvesting, similar to... Continue Reading →

Valentine’s Wines on CFRA News Talk Radio with Dahlia Kurtz, host of “The Goods with Dahlia Kurtz”

February, 2019 Ottawa, ON Today on CFRA News talk Radio, on The Goods with Dahlia Kurtz, Sommelier Matt Steeves showcased some sexy wine picks that are perfectly suited for a romantic Valentine’s date night. Listen to our segment here -... Continue Reading →

Give the gift of wine this holiday season -as seen on CTV Morning Live

December 20, 2018 – Ottawa, ON Today on CTV Morning Live, Sommelier Matt Steeves showcased his top wine picks for entertaining and gifting this holiday season. Checkout the CTV video here! The holiday season is a great time of year... Continue Reading →

wine review: Featherstone Cuvée Joy Rosé

Saskatchewan, Canada August 2018 Matt's review: Featherstone's Cuvée Joy Rosé is a fine example of the mineral-driven premium traditional method sparkling wines that Featherstone Winery is producing on the Twenty Mile Bench. Delicate strawberry, cherry, and rhubarb notes are supported by... Continue Reading →

Sexy Valentine’s Date Night Wines

February, 2018 Ottawa, ON Today on CTV Morning Live, CTV’s Henry Burris and Sommelier Matt Steeves showcased some sexy wine picks that are perfectly suited for a romantic Valentine’s date night. Check out the full CTV video here. When planning... Continue Reading →

wine reviews: Arterra Chardonnay & Pinot Noir 2016

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 →

#wine review: Sefa Wine Pinot Noir 2015 from Kosovo

Ottawa, ON November 2017   Matt's review: Sefa Wine Pinot Noir 2015: Medium-light ruby red, the nose is perfumed with fresh cherry, delicate baking spices, complemented by hints of cedar and dried fruit.  Medium bodied, smooth, and incredibly well balanced,... Continue Reading →

Best Wines to pair with Turkey – as seen on @CTVOTTMornLive

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!

#wine review @13thStreetWines 2016 #BurgerBlend – a perfect #BBQ wine! GAMAY + PINOT #CDNwine

Ottawa, ON September 2017 13th Street Winery's 2016 Burger Blend is a fine assemblage of 70% Gamay Noir, 29% Pinot Noir, and 1% Merlot from the Niagara Peninsula.  Each year Burger Blend is becoming increasingly renowned for its food friendly... Continue Reading →

92 pts #wine review: @BurrowingOwlBC 2015 Pinot Noir – a fantastic #Okanagan #PinotNoir

Ottawa, ON September 2017   Matt's review:  This beautiful Okanagan Pinot, from Canada's Wine Capital, is a terrific example of the world-class wines Burrowing Owl is producing from their picturesque winery located along the Black Sage Road in Oliver, BC.... Continue Reading →

#wine review: Icellars Pinot Noir 2015 – $45 @fooland60acres

Ottawa, ON April 2017 Matt's review: Icellars 2015 Pinot Noir is light ruby in colour with a garnet hue.  The aromas show the warmth of the vintage with sweet baked goods (imagine fresh gingerbread cookies), spice box, dried cherry, sweet herbs,... Continue Reading →

90+ pts wine review: 2013 Featherstone Pinot Noir – Twenty Mile Bench – $24.95

Ottawa, ON March 2017   Matt's review: Featherstone's limited production (140 cases) 2013 Pinot Noir has an intriguing rustic profile that showcases the complexity of wines from one of Canada's premiere sub appelations, the Twenty Mile Bench. The expressive nose... Continue Reading →

Romantic Wine Picks for your Valentine’s date night as seen on CTV Morning Live

February, 2017 Ottawa, ON Today on CTV Morning Live, CTV's Lianne Laing and Sommelier Matt Steeves showcased some sexy wine picks for a romantic Valentine's date night. Check out the video on CTV Morning Live here This year I decided... Continue Reading →

Autumn recipes to enjoy with a popular California Pinot Noir, Meiomi.

Autumn 2016 Meiomi Pinot Noir continues to be one of the most popular wines on the market for its consumer friendly and approachable style that incorporates what so many love about California wines, you can practically taste the California sun... 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 →

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