Monthly Archives: June 2014

Holy Smokes! June 19th 2014 w/ Marty Rozon

Holy Smokes ! June 19th 2014 Blog What a combination – great barbeque from Calgary’s Holy Smokes along with the six KWM beers chosen for this class. A tasty way to ease ourselves into the start of summer! Howe Sound … Continue reading

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El Camino with Grant Graves – Friday June 20th

In recognition of the Way of St. James, a pilgrimage our owner Nancy Carten is about to embark on, we selected a range of wines from northern Spain and a lone product from Portugal. Seven wines in all were savored and the … Continue reading

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Free Drop in Don Julio Tequila Tasting – Saturday June 21 11AM-1PM

Join us at Kensington Wine Market for a free drop in Don Julio tasting, Saturday  June 21  from 11AM to 1PM. You will be able to learn about the brand, how tequila is made and sample  the Blanco, Reposado and … Continue reading

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Grenach Panache – Thursday June 5th

For a lot of people, Grenache is their favourite grape variety.  The wines of the Southern Rhone Valley in France have long been popular, and thanks to the consistency and value of the region’s most inexpensive AOC the Cotes-du-Rhone, the … Continue reading

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Spring Single Malt Festival 2014 – June 12

Our Spring Single Malt Festival is over for another year. This past Thursday’s event drew 100 participants who swarmed the Kensington Wine Market for an evening of whisky sampling. 115 whiskies were on offer, mostly Scottish single malts, but also … Continue reading

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Scotch Malt Whisky Society June 2014 Outturn

Another month, another release of single malts from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s Canadian arm. Last night’s tasting were a hit, featuring 6 new whiskies, and a 7th past release. The November release, 73.51: Mead Sherry & Butterscotch was pitted … Continue reading

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Rare Malts Tuesday June 3rd, 2014

Rare Malts is one of our corner stone tastings, and we have been doing it since before I started working at Kensington Wine Market more than 13 years ago. The tasting highlights whiskies 20 or more years of age, those … Continue reading

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Ardbeg Day Part II – Launch of the Auriverdes

The second half of the Ardbeg Day Calgary festivities took place on the afternoon of May 31st. Participants gathered at a Calgary Bowling Green to celebrate all things Ardbeg. In the spirit of the soccer theme participants were asked to … Continue reading

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Ardbeg Day 2014 Part I – Green v Gold

Ardbeg Day began as the distillery’s Open Day, during Feis Isle, or the Islay Whisky Festival, held in late May every year. Ardbeg Day is now celebrated in cities all over the world through a network of Ardbeg Embassies. Our … Continue reading

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Posts from the Post

THURSDAY MAY 29 The weekend celebrated the 10th Relais & Chateau Wine Summit at the Post Hotel, Lake Louise. Andre and George Schwartz, brothers in arms and owners of the Post, pull out all the stops for the hundred plus … Continue reading

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