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Espiritu de Mexico

by Shawn These agave tastings are becoming more frequent, and – if I do say so – more fun as of late. Though they nearly always sell out anyway, the surge in Mezcal popularity over the past three years has … Continue reading

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Scotch Malt Whisky Society of Canada April 2019 Outturn

by Evan March was a busy month, just flying by. We had the Outturn of course, at the beginning. The following day after running the tastings here at KWM, I became a father for the third time. I managed to … Continue reading

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Wine of the Andes

by Abi Malbec is most certainly the first wine that would pop into your head when you start to think about South American wines. Malbec has its place in the wine world and especially around the Andes, but there are … Continue reading

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What is Natural Wine?

by KWM Staff In the last few years, we have seen an astonishing resurgence of a certain contention in wine Doctrine. Feisty millennials and thirsty enthusiasts alike are ferociously curious with the moniker ”Natural Wine“. The “natural” approach to wine … Continue reading

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Scotch Malt Whisky Society of Canada March 2019 Outturn

by Evan In case you are a member have not read the recent SMWS email regarding the club’s quarterly magazine: You now can view the current issue of Unfiltered Magazine (and a decade of back issues!) online by logging in at smws.ca. As an … Continue reading

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The Perfect Pair – Food and Wine

by Abi Valentine’s Day is all about spending time with your special someone. We notarize the idea of splurging our significant others with chocolates, flowers, wine, and cheese, and stress ourselves out to make sure Valentine’s Day is the most … Continue reading

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Whisky and Chocolate

by Curt I’ve never been super comfortable with the idea of whisky and food pairings. Not because I don’t believe you can find complimentary flavour profiles, but because I don’t think they make the best of bedfellows. Food fights the … Continue reading

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Gin Crazed!

by Shawn We are definitely in the middle of a Gin renaissance or Gin Craze, if you will. With distilleries popping up left and right, and the difficulties of laying down barreled spirit for years and years, gin is both … Continue reading

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Pinot Noir: Battle Royale

by Abigail What Makes Pinot Noir, Pinot Noir? Pinot noir is not a grape to be messed with. It is notoriously difficult to grow, with it being nicknamed the heartbreak grape. It’s thin-skins burn easily in hot temperatures, and are … Continue reading

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Rum named Ron, etc.

by Shawn Woo! This was my first rum tasting! So much fun deciding my lineup, figuring out what to talk about, research the points I’m not quite as clear on. Tasting through my lineup to set the order and prepare … Continue reading

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