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Intro to White Wine

By Abi White wine is something to be enjoyed year round. Yes, it is a blistering -20 degrees, and you don’t necessarily want something cold when you’re trying to warm up; But, these white wines will make you forget that … Continue reading

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Intro to Red Wine

by Abigail Red wine is the drink of the season. It’s cold, snowy and you need some hearty vino to get you through the January blues. The tricky thing about wine is knowing what you want and what to look … Continue reading

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Scotch Malt Whisky Society of Canada Outturn for February 2018

If you either follow @smwscanada on Twitter or reside in BC then you may have found news over the past few weeks surreal, bizarre, and discomforting. Talk of the ”prohibition-style raids” of whisky from four SMWS partner bars in British Columbia … Continue reading

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Introduction to Whisk(e)y with Hunter

When standing in front of imperious and daunting whisky walls as a customer, I oft times felt the urge to buy bottles that I knew. The comfort of spending my money on something that I knew was at the least … Continue reading

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Canadian Harvest – Wine and Cheese with Davis

30 years ago there was not much to choose from in terms of quality Canadian Wine (or cheese for that matter), so we decided to celebrate how far we have come with a tasting of the best Canada has to … Continue reading

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Intro to Single Malts

By Hunter In line with most introductory classes, one is generally inclined to try and show basic concepts of spirits through the various bottles poured. When this is considered, it might seem strange that we look to particular bottlings to … Continue reading

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Scotch Malt Whisky Society Outturn for November 2017

November is the busiest months of the year when it comes to whisky tastings here at Kensington Wine Market. With nearly a tasting every day (and sometimes two in one day!) of the week for the first two weeks we … Continue reading

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Not Just a Man’s World

by Abigail Sayer In the world today, we are constantly reminded of inequality between sexes and/or races. This is not new (unfortunately), but, what we are also seeing today is that people are focusing on the positive aspects of change … Continue reading

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Once More Unto the Bottle, Dear Gin Fiends, Once More

Or: Gin, the Ruin of Many a Mother By Hunter With the completion of another gin lecture, I realize I have reached the threshold of counting gin classes hosted on ten fingers. Though this may be a melancholy realization as … Continue reading

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Scotch Malt Whisky Society Outturn for October 2017

The weather is slowly turning as we are into fall full-time and even seeing some part-time winter creep in as well. As is always the case, there is no better time for cask strength whisky – and the Scotch Malt … Continue reading

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