Find Your Holiday Gift Wine from Our Team Tasting Top Picks

Our last big team tasting for the year had 150 bottles on the tables, along a variety of Balderson Cheddar Cheeses in preparation for our pairing contest.

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You can watch the video reviews below of our team’s favourite discoveries.

 

 

 

Matt Steeves

Matt Steeves
Wine Expert, CTV Morning Live

 

 

 

 

 

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Jennifer Macdonald

Jennifer MacDonald Havers
Wine Columnist, Ottawa Citizen

 

 

 

 

 

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Rachelle O’Connor
Wine Blogger & Judge

 

 

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Photo by Cherie Cole

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Cherie Cole
Restaurant Wine Consultant

 

 

 

 

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Sharon Prionas
Wine Blogger

 

 

 

 

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‘Tis the season for gifting! Veuve Clicquot has you all wrapped up.

 

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David Skinner
Wine & Travel Columnist, Outdoor Magazine

 

 

 

 

 

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Terrific sparkling wines from Spain’s Freixenet winery

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Spain’s Segura also offers terrific sparkling wines.

 

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Interesting selection of non-alcoholic wines for holiday parties and designated drivers.

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Love the Taittinger Disco Tile bottle for gifting!

 

 

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Doug McMillan
Accredited Sommelier & Blogger

 

 

 

 

 

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Festive Fun with the traditional “ugly sweater” from Mondavi ;)

 

 

 

Greg Hughes

Greg Hughes
Sommelier & Blogger

 

 

 

 

 

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Jane Staples
Wine Columnist, Ottawa Wedding Magazine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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There were lots of special releases, including those from Niagara’s Henry of Pelham.

 

 

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Lori Kilmartin
Sommelier & Blogger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cora Beaulieu
Wine & Travel Blogger

 

 

 

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Jon Steeves
Accredited Sommelier & Blogger

 

 

 

 

 

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More Members of our A+ Tasting Team!

 

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Heather Wall
Wine Columnist, Huffington Post Canada

 

 

 

 

 

Melanie Aubert

Melanie Aubert
Sommelier & Blogger

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gwen Barton

Gwen Barton
Certified Sommelier

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colin McKone

Colin McKone
Algonquin Sommelier Graduate

 

 

 

 

 

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Kimberly Inksater
Accredited Sommelier & Blogger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lynn Vanderlinde

 

Lynn van der Linde
Certified Sommelier and Event Planner

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Anne van Gaal

Mary Anne Van Gaal
Wine Tasting Club Leader

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Milena & John Ryan
Authors, Love Decanted

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Monique Sosa
Wine Columnist, Ottawa Family Living Magazine
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Nicholas Onischuk
Wine Blogger & Sommelier

 

 

Pam Chiles

Pam Chiles
Wine & Food Blogger

 

 

 

 

 

Sean O'Regan

Sean O’Regan
Director, National Capital Sommelier Guild

 

 

 

 

Sylvain Segard

Sylvain Segard
Accredited Sommelier

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Terry Jeans
Wine Blogger, Ottawa Wine Guide

 

 

 

 

 

 

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