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Sommelier recommended Father’s Day Gift Ideas, as ‘seen’ on CFRA News Talk Radio with Dahlia Kurtz

CFRA News Talk Radio June 15th, 2019 Theme:  Sommelier recommended Father’s Day Gift Ideas Today on CFRA, CFRA's Dahlia Kurtz and Sommelier Matt Steeves showcased fantastic (Sommelier recommended) gift ideas for Father’s Day. With Father’s Day literally hours away, if... 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 →

wine review: Benjamin Bridge Brut 2012

Ottawa, ON July 2018   Matt's review: A Canadian winemaking icon, Benjamin Bridge, continues to capture the attention and admiration of wine aficionados and fine dining establishments around the world with their world-class premium sparkling wines that are regarded as... Continue Reading →

wine review: Benjamin Bridge NV Rosé

Ottawa, ON July 2018 Matt's review: Canada's iconic sparkling wine house, Benjamin Bridge, has released its first non-vintage (NV) Rosé which builds off of the success of their NV Brut, along with their fantastic vintage sparkling wines. A beautiful copper/rose gold... Continue Reading →

#wine review: 2014 Jackson-Triggs Entourage Grand Reserve Brut – $29.95

Ottawa, ON January 2017 Matt's review: Jackson-Triggs' Entourage Grand Reserve Brut 2014 is a great example of the high-quality and value-priced vintage sparkling wines coming from the Niagara Peninsula. This wine has earned top awards both internationally and here in Canada... Continue Reading →

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

Ottawa, ON December 29, 2017 Today on CTV Morning Live, CTV's Henry Burris and Sommelier Matt Steeves showed some great sparkling wines, how to open those bottles without incident (and with confidence!), and some ways to jazz them up by... Continue Reading →

A premium sparkling wine just in time for the holidays… Check out @Benjamin_Bridge NV now avail @LCBO

Ottawa, ON December 2017 Matt's review: Benjamin Bridge is increasingly becoming a top recommendation for Canadian Sommeliers when customers are looking to enjoy a premium sparkling wine with a delicious meal. Produced essentially the same way as Champagne, with all the... Continue Reading →

A fine Franciacorta bubbly for holiday entertaining – available at LCBO $41.95

Ottawa, ON December 2017 LCBO released the Ca'del Bosco Cuvée Prestige Brut Franciacorta today in time for holiday entertaining and gifting.  With its distinct packaging and delicious contents it's a great sparking wine to enjoy this holiday season. Ca' del... Continue Reading →

Ferrari Trentodoc – No. 1 Sparkling Wine Producer of 2015 & European Winery of the Year – visits Ottawa to showcase their award winning Metodo Classico Bubbly

October 2015, by Matt Steeves. On October 19th, a group of Ottawa-based wine writers and sommeliers, including award winning wine writer, Natalie MacLean ( http://www.nataliemaclean.com ), gathered at Sidedoor Kitchen ( http://www.sidedoorrestaurant.com ) in the Byward Market (in Ottawa, Ontario)... Continue Reading →

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