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96 points wine review: Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, To Kalon Vineyard

Robert Mondavi Reserve To Kalon Vineyard, Oakville, Napa Valley, California.

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: Lundy Manor Proprietor’s White 2016 – $18.95

Ottawa, ON August 2018 Matt's review: Perfumed orchard and tropical fruits with fresh cut grapefruit on the nose.  Fresh and fruity with crisp orchard fruit and creamy poached pear flavours persisting on the finish.  Lundy Manor Proprietor's White is perfectly... Continue Reading →

#wine review: Thorn Napa Valley Merlot

Ottawa, ON August 2018 Matt's review: Thorn Merlot sources their grapes from acclaimed vineyards throughout the world famous Napa Valley. A blend of 77% Merlot with Malbec and Syrah providing additional structure and complexity, this wine is big, juicy, and incredibly... Continue Reading →

Women in Wine event in Toronto – a great Mother’s Day gift for any wine lover!

May 5 in Toronto, join four wonderful female wine personalities from some of the world's famous wine regions, including Champagne France, Napa California, Niagara Ontario, and Mendoza Argentina. I've had the pleasure of meeting Louise Engel of Featherstone Estate Winery... Continue Reading →

92+ pts #wine review: Altivo Dão Red 2015 – an outstanding value-priced wine for under $15!

Ottawa, ON August, 2017   Matt's review:  Gorgeous fragrant bouquet with dried fruit, clove, smoked bacon, sous bois, and graphite on the nose.  Beautifully balanced, it's elegant with a remarkably supple texture.  The palate shows layers of dark fruit, figs,... 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!

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