Monthly Archives: February 2015

New beer products – February 25th, 2015

Another week, another shipment of great beer. Here at Kensington Wine Market, we feel that a week without something new and yummy to taste is a wasted week indeed! Upon recently rearranging our beer section, we’ve found some extra space … Continue reading

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The Northern Rhone tasting – Feruary 24, 2015

I’ll be honest, whenever I think of the tastings we do here at the shop, I rarely think about myself.  I tend to ask myself questions like, “What would people like to come out to?”, or “What’s trendy right now?”  … Continue reading

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Port in Any Storm tasting – February 20, 2015

Six great ports were available for our tasting.  All were well received and as usual our customers said that if they were to be stuck in a storm they would choose Fonseca Panascal 2001 and the Messias Colheita 1965 for … Continue reading

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What’s Next; Beer & Cheese! – February 17, 2015

This tasting is always popular with our customers. We tasted 6 great beers. Each beer was individually paired to a unique cheese from Janice Beaton Fine Cheese. Cheese-monger Lindsay was on hand to explain each cheese and why it was … Continue reading

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Classic Single Malts – February 5 2015

The first classic single malts class of the season is always exciting. Usually a class full of people who received their ticket as a gift over the season, this class provides an opportunity to really talk whisky and get into … Continue reading

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New beer arrivals – February 18 2015

Wednesday is always my favourite day of the week. We’re getting close to the weekend, I get a break from classes, but most importantly it’s order day at Kensington Wine Market! It’s like Christmas day in the store as we … Continue reading

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Love at First Sip tasting – February 12, 2015

Have you ever had raclette? Similar to a fondue pot, the electric raclette grill makes for a fun communal dinner party – guests gather round the grill and cook small tasty dishes for themselves. The top hot plate is ideal … Continue reading

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Whisky Magazine – Icons of Whisky Rest of the World – Highly Comended!

We are absolutely thrilled to be recognized by Whisky Magazine’s “Icons of Whisky 2015: Rest of the World” as Highly Commended (or Runner Up) for “Whisky Retailer of the Year Single Outlet”. We finished second behind Berry Bros & Rudd, and … Continue reading

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Scotch Malt Whisky Society Canada February 2015 Outturn Tasting

This month’s range was superb, with all 7 of the whiskies showing well. We had a very rare Irish whiskey, bottled at 22 years of age. And intensely popular Campbeltonian dram and a subtle and very tropical Speysider from one … Continue reading

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Cheese Please – “Spain” – January 30th 2015

Our evening got off to a celebratory start with a glass of the Canals Nadal Cava Brut. Cava is Spain’s answer to Champagne, and they’ve made a sparkling international success out of it! In Penedes, the wine region near Barcelona, … Continue reading

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