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Spooky Halloween Cocktails as seen on @CTVOttMornLive

October 31, 2017 Theme: Spooky Halloween Cocktails Today on CTV Morning Live, CTVs Trisha Owens and Sommelier Matt Steeves showcased some spooky Halloween cocktails and horrifyingly delicious wines to enjoy with your Halloween festivities. Check out the CTV video here!... 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 →

$8 wine review: Torrevento #Negroamaro from Puglia Italy

Ottawa, ON June 2017   Matt's review: From the very southern end of Italy, in the famous 'heel' of Italy's boot, Puglia produces delicious deeply flavorful wines, such as Negroamaro.  Torrevento's 100% Negroamaro is nearly black in colour with a... Continue Reading →

94 pts #wine review: @StratusWines White 2013 – $38.20 – available @LCBO

Ottawa, ON May 2017   Matt's review: Stratus White represents the finest white wine that this acclaimed Niagara-on-the-Lake winery produces.  Winemaker J-L Groux selects the very best grapes from a handful of varieties to incorporate into this premium white wine,... Continue Reading →

Blind Wine Tasting Challenge on @CTVOttMornLive – White? Red? Can anyone tell the difference?

April 17, 2016   Theme: Blind Wine Tasting Challenge on CTV Morning Live… Red? White? Can anyone tell the difference?   Today on CTV Morning Live we tried a fun wine tasting challenge.  The challenge was to taste a few... Continue Reading →

92 pts #wine review: Piccini Villa Al Cortile Brunello Di Montalcino 2010 – $36.60 @LCBO

Ottawa, ON March 2017   Matt's review: This young Brunello is on its journey of evolution, with the colour becoming increasingly garnet indicating its gaining further complexity with every year of age. The nose confirms the visuals, it's rustic and... 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 →

Spring Wines under $20 as seen on CTV Morning Live

March 13, 2017 – Ottawa, ON Today on CTV Morning Live, CTV’s Lianne Laing, Henry Burris, and Sommelier Matt Steeves showcased value priced wine picks that are ideally suited for enjoying this time of year as we transition from winter... 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 →

90 pts Wine Review: 13th Street Winery Cabernet Merlot – $19.95 @LCBO @13thStreetWines

Ottawa, ON March 2017 Matt's review: 13th Street Winery's 2013 Cabernet Merlot is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc, sourced from vineyards in the Creek Shores and Niagara-on-the-Lake appellations of the Niagara Peninsula. A... Continue Reading →

New Year’s Eve Champagne Cocktails as seen on CTV Morning Live

December 30, 2016 - Ottawa, ON Today on CTV Morning Live, CTV's Sarah Freemark, Stefan Oliver Keyes, and Sommelier Matt Steeves showcased some super tasty sparkling wines and easy to make Champagne Cocktails to enjoy at your New Year's Eve... Continue Reading →

Celebrity Wines & Spirits as seen on CTV Morning Live

More and more celebrities are getting into the wine and spirits business for a variety of reasons, including their passion for wine & spirits, and the fact that they can afford it! Celebrities like Drake, Dave Matthews, the Tragically Hip, and Dan Aykroyd are all doing really impressive things in the industry, and today we’re going to taste some of their latest ‘hits’. Sommelier Matt Steeves has prepared a nice line-up of Celebrity wines and spirits for us today.

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.

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