Monthly Archives: August 2011

A Beer Posting to Keep the Wine and Whisky One’s Company!

As many of you know we aren’t just a wine store… that may be the bulk of our business, but we also specialize in Scotch Whisky and Beer. Our beer selection is one of the best in town, focussing on … Continue reading

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Kensington Wine Market and Gold Medal Marketing Raise $360 for the Children’s Hospital Aid Society

In early March Gold Medal Marketing launched a limited edition single cask Tullibardine in Alberta. The barrel was selected by owner and operator Andrew (Andy) Dunn, and bottled for his company. This in itself is not so unusual, many stores, … Continue reading

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Gordon & MacPhail Generations Glenlivet Tasting Notes

As promised here are my tasting notes from the first of two sold out Gordon & MacPhail Generations Glenlivet tastings. We cracked the G&M Generations Glenlivet 1940 70 Year and G&M Private Collection 5 Decades bottlings. I hope you enjoy them! Slainté! Andrew … Continue reading

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Today’s Cheeky Picks

Barrel Monkeys Shiraz, 2008 Australia RedHeads Studio invites young winemakers to try their hand at making small batches of wine. Novice winemakers usually start as “Barrel Monkeys”, moving hoses and barrels around, all part of the wine making process. “Barrel … Continue reading

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MacKinlay’s Shackleton Whisky Tasting: Antarctic Whisky Reborn

More than 100 years ago Ernest Shackleton’s South Pole expedition chose to abandon 3 crates of MacKinlay’s Rare Old Highland Malt to the frigid Antarctic climate. For more than 100 years the bottles lay forgotten, packed with straw in wooden crates … Continue reading

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Welcome to the New Kensington Wine Market Blog

Dear Friend, Welcome to the new Kensington Wine Market Blog. Over the next few weeks and months we will begin posting wine, beer and whisky tidbits for you to enjoy. You’ll still be able to receive the Wine Times, available … Continue reading

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Staff Picks

Staff Picks Back Shed Grenache Shiraz Australia > Grenache Voluptuous blockbuster blend of Grenache and Shiraz that’s a huge hit among lovers of BIG Aussie reds. It’s from Red Head’s Studios, one of our all time favorite producers. Best with … Continue reading

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New Arrivals

New Arrivals Maranet Pinot Noir USA > California > Pinot Noir The 2009 Maranet Pinot Noir shows lovely cherry aromas that lead into a mouth filled with berry fruit, gentle smoke and a long finish made all the more luscious … Continue reading

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We still have room in the following Mini Series tastings.

Classic Malts in the Summer! Friday Aug 5th 7:00pm to 8:00pm $25 An abbreviated version of our famous Classic Malts tasting with a eye to summer friendly whiskies! Pinot Power Friday Aug 19 7:00pm to 8:00pm $25 Pinot Noir, nick … Continue reading

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Malt Messenger Bulletin – Big, Exciting News… Glenlivet 70 Year is Coming!

Dear Malt Messenger Subscribers, The Kensington Wine Market is thrilled to announce it will be stocking bottles of the Gordon & MacPhail Generations Glenlivet 70 Year (tied for the world’s oldest whisky ever bottled) beginning in mid August. The release … Continue reading

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