Category Archives: Wine

Out of Their Comfort Zones with Abigail

Like any agricultural practice, not every crop can grow everywhere. Some are better suited to the brisk, damn weather along the Atlantic Coast, whilst others are better suited for the dry, desert-like conditions of the Mediterranean. Grapes and viticulture are … Continue reading

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Tightwad: Summer Savers with Davis

Whether you’ve been affected by the current state of the Albertan economy, or are just a fan of a good deal this was the tasting for you! While it would be nice to drink Chateau Margaux and Petrus every day, … Continue reading

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Patio Crushers with Abigail

It’s that time of year, where you’re trying to snag up as many hours outside before we get some random surprise snowfall at the beginning of September again (remember 2014?), so we thought it would be a great idea to … Continue reading

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Everything is coming up Rosé!

As I sit down to write this blog post, I realise that I need to re-live the tasting by opening up a bottle of Sparkling Rosé of my own. I recently concluded that Rosé is typically overlooked by most, because … Continue reading

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Volcanic Wines with Grant

Volcanic Wines with Grant How to illustrate the impact of volcanic soil conditions given there are so many places where this has occurred. First, start with a rock star line up.  I included the first item to give a sense … Continue reading

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Cool Climate Wines of the South Seas

Presented by Abigail Our Summer Solstice tasting was a huge success with some clear favorites: Alkoomi Blackbutt  Cabernet Sauvignon, Frankland, West Australia the #1 pick followed by Grosset Alea Riesling, Clare Valley, Australia. Here is the lineup from the tasting: … Continue reading

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Tight Wad Oenophile – Summer Sippers Edition

Presented by Nancy and Abigail It was a perfect “almost summer” evening for our bargain hunter tasting and we had 19 eager oenophiles ready to discover their next favorite summer sippers. The following were presented in order of tasting: Domaine … Continue reading

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Summer Wine Pairing Ideas Part 2 – Chicken and Pork

Looking for more summer wine pairing ideas? Here are some ideas for Chicken and Pork delivered to you by the wine staff of Kensington Wine Market. If  you are looking for pairing ideas for beef and fish you can look … Continue reading

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Summer Wine Pairing Ideas Part 1 – Beef and Fish

Summer seems to be here – at least in so much as summer is ever here in Calgary. The days are getting longer and hotter and even if it ends up raining it still feels like a good time to … Continue reading

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Oregon: The New Burgundy

This tasting was the perfect opportunity to get a taste of what Oregon has to offer without having to pay for the flight. Oregon is a very new and wonderful place for some fantastic wine. Grapes were first planted in … Continue reading

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