Monthly Archives: March 2014

Spring Beers Tasting – Thursday March 27

With spring in the air (at least metaphorically) and the season changing, it’s to to turn our focus to refreshing spring beers. We opened a selection of beers ranging from Lagers and Belgian style ales to IPAs and an oak … Continue reading

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Ancient Malts at Kensington Wine Market

Over two nights, March 20 and March 21 2014 we put on two Ancient Malts whisky tastings at Kensington Wine Market. Our Ancient Malts tastings typically involve a marquee bottle, and a range of complimentary whiskies at least 30 years … Continue reading

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Irish Whiskey Renaissance Monday March 17 – A Taste of the Irish!

A group of intrepid whiskey tasters met at Kensington Wine Market on St. Patrick’s Day 2014, Monday March 17,  to sample through a selection of very tasty Irish whiskies. While some around town were stumbling around blind drunk on cheap … Continue reading

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Gilles Dumangin Visits Kensington Wine Market!

KWM has been selling Dumangin Champagne for over 13 years, and finally, last week (Friday March 7  and Saturday March we had an opportunity to meet with Gilles. Lunch at Teatro (Gilles declared his meal of Alberta beef superb) and … Continue reading

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Perfect Partners – Beer & Cheese March 2014

We tasted six beers,  each of which was carefully paired with a unique cheese by Janice Beaton Fine Cheese. Cheese is in many ways an even better pairing with beer than wine, the effervescence can enliven the cheese while the … Continue reading

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Scotch Malt Whisky Society Canada March 2014 Outturn

  The last of three sold-out SMWS Canada March Outturn tastings have just wrapped at KWM, and we’re ready to introduce you to our most recent offerings. If there was a theme it was whiskies uncharacteristic of their house style, such … Continue reading

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Analysis of the Great Macallan Vertical Featuring ‘M’

Nearly 8 years ago I hosted two back to back Ancient Malts tastings at Kensington Wine Market, the first of their kind. The piece de resistance of the two tastings was a bottle of Macallan 50 Year Lalique, the first … Continue reading

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