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Wine review: Jackson-Triggs 2016 Bourbon Barrel Aged Merlot – $59.95

Ottawa, ON October 2019 Matt's review: Another unique small production hand crafted wine from the talented Niagara-based winemaker, Marco Piccoli, of Jackson-Triggs. Winemakers have many tools to help them produce expressive and different styles of wines each year. Ideally the... Continue Reading →

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 →

A dram of Scotch whisky to celebrate Robbie Burns Day

Ottawa, ON January 25, 2019 Today on CTV Morning Live, CTVs Annette Goerner, Trisha Owens, and Sommelier Matt Steeves were celebrating Robbie Burns Day by showcasing (and enjoying) some of our favourite drinks from Robbie Burns' native land...Scotch whisky and... Continue Reading →

Father’s Day Gifting – top wine and spirits picks for Dad!

CTV Ottawa Morning Live June 15th, 2018 Theme:  Finding the perfect gift for Father’s Day Today on CTV Morning Live, CTV's Trisha Owens and Sommelier Matt Steeves showcased fantastic gift ideas for Father’s Day. Check out the CTV video here.... Continue Reading →

#Scotch review: @TheGlenmorangie #Spios Private Edition No. 9 – available @LCBO

Ottawa, ON May 2018 Matt's review: May 26, 2018, via Vintages throughout Ontario, Glenmorangie released their first single malt Whisky that was fully matured in American ex-Rye Whiskey casks. Labelled "Spios", which is Gaelic for 'spice', and pronounced 'spee-oss', it's... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Robbie Burns Day with a few drams of Scotch whisky

Ottawa, ON January 25, 2017 Today on CTV Morning Live, CTVs Henry Burris and Sommelier Matt Steeves were celebrating Robbie Burns Day by enjoying some of our favourite products from Robbie Burns' native land...Scotch whisky! Here's the CTV video of... Continue Reading →

Scotch Review: The Isle of Arran Distillers Robert Burns Single Malt – $49.95 – a great choice this Robbie Burns Day

January 2017 Ottawa, ON Celebrate the 258th anniversary of Scottish poet and lyricist, Robert Burns, on January 25, 2017, with a glass of Arran's Robert Burns Single Malt Scotch.  At $49.95 this is one of the lower cost single malt... Continue Reading →

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