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Sommelier selected gifts for Father’s Day!

Sommelier selected wine and spirits for Father's Day!

wine review: Qunita Vale D. Maria 2017 – an incredible Douro wine for your cellar!

Ottawa, ON May 2021 Matt's review: Quinta Vale D. Maria 2017 is a wonderful expression of premium Douro wine that showcases the greatness achievable from their unique single vineyard field blend of 41 (mainly indigenous) varietals. That's right, a blend... Continue Reading →

Port review: Messias 10 Year Tawny Port – Available at LCBO – $29.95

Ottawa, ON March 2021 Matt's review: A fantastic 10 year aged Tawny Port! Full bodied, creamy smooth, with loads of dried fruits, Medjool dates, sweet spices, and all wonderfully balanced with a fresh and creamy finish that persists for minutes.... Continue Reading →

Port & Port Cocktails at the Vancouver International Wine Festival #VIWF

March 2018 By Matt Steeves I attended the Vancouver International Wine Festival (VIWF) from February 28 to March 3 and like all media and patrons that attended I was treated to a wide array of tasty Spanish and Portuguese wines,... Continue Reading →

100 Years of Port – in one brilliant package! One of my top holiday wine picks this year – avail @LCBO

Ottawa, ON November 2017   Matt's review: Maynard's 100 Years of Port is perhaps the ultimate gift for any wine lover this holiday season. Beyond the attractive and functional packaging, that houses four 200ml glass bottles with resealable cork stoppers,... Continue Reading →

The perfect #holiday #gift for the #wine lover in your life… a liquid Port Encyclopedia avail @LCBO

Ottawa, ON November 2017 Matt's review: Port, the storied fortified wine from Portugal, is loved by many around the world for its rich and refreshing characteristics that are simply perfect when enjoyed after a fine meal in the company of... Continue Reading →

Wine (Port) Review: Maynard’s Port Wine Encyclopedia Volume II – $54.95 (on sale for $38.70)

Ottawa, ON December 2016 Holiday shopping tip:  This may be the most suitable (educational, tasty, and sought after) gift for any wine/Port lover on your shopping list this holiday season. Matt's review: Port, the storied fortified wine from Portugal, is... Continue Reading →

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