Monthly Archives: August 2014

Important Update: Friday August 29th We will open at 1:30PM!

Please be advised the Kensington Wine Market will not open until 1:30PM on Friday August 29th. All of the staff will be attending the funeral of a longtime employee’s mother. Sorry for any inconvenience. We will close at the usual … Continue reading

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The Calgary Ardbeg TracTour Dinner – July 16, 2014

  Time has really flown by this summer, and what an exciting summer its been! The Ardbeg TracTour made a pit stop in Calgary in early July, its only Canadian port-o-call. It was seen all over the city at events, … Continue reading

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The Kensington Wine Market Fall Wine Times is On-line, and our Fall Tasting Schedule is Open for Registration!

Our Fall 2014 Wine Times store newsletter is on its way to select mail boxes across the city. If you don’t receive it by mail or if you can’t wait to get home and browse it, you can view it … Continue reading

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Our Andrew Ferguson (AKA the Scotch Guy) Accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

After being challenged by Don Tse of (www.beerstoyou.ca) our Scotch Guy Andrew Ferguson has taken the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Andrew has made a donation to ALS Canada and will be donating an additional dollar (up to a max of … Continue reading

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Ciders of the Season w/ Hunter Sullivan Thursday Aug 21, 2014

This was a really fun tasting! We had some very enthusiastic cider samplers who took a journey with us exploring some of the most interesting ciders on the market. We started with the delightful and delicate Michel Jodoin Rose Sparkling … Continue reading

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The Ardbeg Star Event at Lake Louise, September 19, 2014

Space is full of stars, planets, asteroids and comets… and Ardbeg! Since we launched Ardbeg’s first whisky experiment in 2011 it has been orbiting the planet on the International Space station at 17,227 miles per hour, 15 times a day. … Continue reading

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Exciting New Wines at Kensington Wine Market

This week has seen the arrival of three especially noteworthy new wines. LES DEUX COLS – New and exclusive to KWM! This artful blend of Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault is made by an Irish fellow named Simon Tyrrell in a … Continue reading

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Bourbon Basics w/ Hunter Sullivan – Tuesday August 5, 2014

This is the first whisk(e)y tasting in a long while where we all sampled standing up! So much more than just an educating class, the one hour event was fun and informal. Those present had a great time discussing the … Continue reading

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Wheat’s Up! w/ Marty Rozon – July 18th, 2014

Wheat beers are perfect for summer refreshment. When the weather is warm and the days long, these lighter bodied brews are the perfect patio companion. This summer quickie tasting introduced our guests to five wheat based beers: 1. Konig Ludwig … Continue reading

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Scotch Malt Whisky Society Canada August 2014 Outturn

We had two excellent back to back Society tastings last night, and the lineups were superb. In my humble opinion, one of the best in recent memory. Unusually for a summer tasting we had three Islay whiskiess, but all of … Continue reading

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