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wine review: Ogier Cotes Du Ventoux Rosé 2021

Ottawa, ON August 2022 Matt's review: This vibrant Rosé from the foothills of Mont Ventoux in south of France's Rhone Valley, brings together Grenache, Syrah, and Cinsault in a fragrant and refreshing style making it perfectly suited for enjoying in... Continue Reading →

wine review: Featherstone Red Tail Merlot 2020

Featherstone's Red Tail Merlot pays homage to the winery's use of eco-friendly falconry to protect their (sweet and delicious) crop from swarms of vineyard devouring birds. As a key feature of their sustainable practices, Featherstone Estate Winery happens to be the only Ontario winery to embrace this natural crop management technique as part of their overall vineyard management.

93+ pts wine review: CheckMate Artisanal Winery End Game Merlot 2016

2016 End Game is a rich and concentrated expression of ultra premium Okanagan Merlot.

wine review: Inniskillin Montague Vineyard Chardonnay 2020 – Four Mile Creek VQA

Ottawa, ON July 2022 Matt's review: Inniskillin's Montague Vineyard Chardonnay showcases the best from their finest single vineyard site in the Four Mile Creek sub-appellation of the Niagara Peninsula. Golden yellow, this expressive Chardonnay shows ripe orchard fruit, melon, toast... Continue Reading →

wine review: Liquidity Pinot Gris 2020

Liquidity's Pinot Gris shows great balance of fresh orchard fruit, mineral, and lees providing wonderful freshness and texture...

wine review: Niche Pinot Noir 2019

This is a fantastic ultra small production/boutique Okanagan Pinot that beautifully showcases the greatness and potential in its terroir.

wine review: Red Barn at Jagged Rock Off Centre Viognier 2019

100% Viognier from Black Sage Bench in the heart of the Okanagan

93 pts wine review: Cedar Creek Platinum Home Block Pinot Noir 2019

Cedar Creek's Platinum Home Block Pinot Noir showcases the great quality coming from this single vineyard located on the eastern shores of Okanagan Lake in the north of the Okanagan Valley.

wine review: 93 points – CheckMate Silent Bishop (Merlot) 2017

93 points - CheckMate's Silent Bishop (Merlot) 2017.

wine review: Kim Crawford Prosecco Extra Dry

enowned New Zealand-based winery, Kim Crawford, has launched their first Prosecco from northern Italy, leveraging their long track record of producing internationally acclaimed wines with the growing admiration for Italian Prosecco…

wine review: Aveleda Fonte Vinho Verde 2020

Ottawa, ON June 2022 Matt's review: Aveleda Fonte is a fragrant, crisp, and refreshing low alcohol white blend from the Vinho Verde wine region in Portugal. A subtle fizz greets you upon opening the bottle which is then followed by... Continue Reading →

Waterdog Portugal Red 2020 – on sale at LCBO until May 22

Ottawa, ON May 2022 Waterdog Portugal is much more than a wine with a great label at a bargain price. This red blend combines two popular Portugese varietals (Castelao and Touriga Nacional) in a very tasty, sessionable, and crowd-pleasing style.Look... Continue Reading →

wine review: Liquidity Wines Dividend 2019

Ottawa, ON March 2022 Matt's review: This Bordeaux-inspired red blend showcases the best of the Okanagan, marrying new and old world styles in a harmonious style that's primed to enjoy now. Impressive complexity on the bouquet with loads of dark... Continue Reading →

wine review: Liquidity Wines Viognier 2020

Ottawa, ON March 2022 Matt's review: An outstanding Viognier by Liquidity Wines. 100% estate grown, using Clone 642, it's fragrant, textured, and beautifully balanced. Look for sweet stone fruit and exotic fruits, floral blossoms, honey, ginger, and baked apple on... Continue Reading →

wine review: Benjamin Bridge Brut Rosé 2017

Ottawa, ON February 2022 Matt's review: Benjamin Bridge's 2017 Brut Rosé is an elegant traditional method sparkling wine that showcases the incredible freshness and complexity of flavours winemaker J-B Deslauriers delivers from their coastal-influenced vineyards along Canada's east coast. A... Continue Reading →

Merry and Bright: Festive Wine Selections to Gift or Enjoy with Family and Friends – as seen on CTV Morning Live Vancouver

Today on CTV Morning Live Vancouver, CTVs Krissy Vann, and Sommelier Matt Steeves showcased some great wines for gifting this season as well as enjoying with family and friends over the holidays. Full details at http://www.quercusvino.ca

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