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Best of Bourbon

by Evan We are cursed to live in interesting times. The Canada/US border has not physically moved in my lifetime, but I cannot recall another era when we as a nation seemed further apart from our neighbours to the south. … Continue reading

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New Beers for July Part 2 of 2 and August part 1/2

  Ok so I missed my post for the end of July, I’m sorry. I’ll make up for it with this slightly larger version of my post that encompasses the past month or so, so here we go! If you … Continue reading

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Scotch Malt Whisky Society August 2018 Outturn

What an Outturn this month! We had an awesome range of malts, one of which has a significant footnote to it… We kicked things off with an unusual single grain whisky, G15.2, distilled from malted barley. Think of it as … Continue reading

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Why you should get excited about wine

by Abi “Wine, I soon discovered, is perfect for people who like to explore: history, biology, anthropology, geology, geography, even philosophy. The deeper you dig, the more you find” – Uncorked, Marco Pasanella Wine is a great thing. It has … Continue reading

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New Beers for July Part 1 of 2

I am back again for another update on new beers hitting my shelves, and bringing the hype for these skilled brewers and their delicious, delicious beers. This time I get to introduce you to a newcomer to the Alberta scene … Continue reading

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NAS Whisky Wars

by Curt NAS whisky.  Non-age-stated whisky, for those not up on their whisky geek acronyms. The concept refers to those products that now sag the shelves in the Scotch whisky sections of your favourite spirit sellers, boasting clever names, garish … Continue reading

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Champagne, Bubbles and More!

by Abi There something about cracking open a bottle of bubbles, especially when there is nothing the celebrate. Sparkling wine has this connotation that it is only a celebratory drink, which was created during the Belle Epoque, a celebration era … Continue reading

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SMWS Canada Outturn for July 2018

July is upon us and Canada Day has passed.  That usually means one thing for many in Calgary: bring on the Stampede breakfasts and the Stampede hangover. But for SMWS members it also means something else: Another round of SMWS … Continue reading

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New Beers for the Month of June part 2 of 2

by Shawn We are now past the end of June, we’ve already forgotten about the solstice, and the city is getting ramped up for the annual big ol’ stampede celebration. Through the last half of the June, I was able … Continue reading

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Canada Day Beer Showdown

by Shawn Oh, Canada! You impress me so much with your thriving beer culture and skillful brewers. I remember 6 years ago when I first started at Kensington Wine Market, the main sources for real craft beer were the US … Continue reading

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