Monthly Archives: January 2017

Road Less Travelled, Italy – January 24, 2017

It has been a few years since I’ve been conducting tastings at KWM and I never really had a good reason not to do them again, especially since I have a lot of passion for wine and the industry. I … Continue reading

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Beer’s not a Boys Club – January 26, 2017

So I’ve been doing beer tastings here for over nearly 5 years now, and in that time there has been an very noticeable increase in the female to male ratio attending. This makes me incredibly happy, because beer is not … Continue reading

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Monster Cabs – Friday, January 20th, 2017

Cabernet Sauvignon, AKA, King Cab, Cab, the invader, the intruder, the colonizer, etc. One of the best-known grapes in the wine world and also one of the most planted throughout the world.  It has been planted in every country that … Continue reading

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New beers – January 18, 2017

Hey folks! I hope everyone has gotten a chance to taste the Four Winds Nectarous. If not, we’re about half way through the cases we received last week, so don’t sit on it for too long! While you’re at it, … Continue reading

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Tight Wad Oenophile – January 19, 2017

Hosting a wine tasting is never an easy thing to do. In my case, there is always the usual stress of being in front of people, having to be eloquent in a second language, and the paralyzing fear of spilling … Continue reading

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Finishing School – January 17, 2016

Cask finishing has come into prominence in the past decade or so with just about every producer experimenting with with different casks – including the venerable Scotch Malt Whisky Society – the Canadian Chapter has released multiple Sauternes cask finishes … Continue reading

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Ginapooloza – January 12, 2017

Ginapooloza is about enjoying gin. Straight and simple. What most people don’t realize is that gin is a very exciting experience, figuring that the drink is intended for those of old grit. Such a statement is terribly false, the drink … Continue reading

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Silky Soultry Stouts – January 13, 2017

Hello beer fans! Hopefully you’re not tiring of my weekly “what’s new” blog posts. To change it up a bit here is a quick blurb about my recent stout tasting I hosted at the store. We have just started out … Continue reading

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New beers – January 11, 2017

Hey everyone! After a little timing mix up, I think I’m fully caught up now with these weekly posts, thanks to this super sized one. There is a figurative ton of new beers from the past 2 weeks, with some … Continue reading

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Scotch Malt Whisky Society of Canada – January Outturn

We started of our 2017 in store tastings here at Kensington Wine Market with a bang – with three sold out Scotch Malt Whisky Society tastings held over two days. Tasting your way through seven cask strength single cask bottlings … Continue reading

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