Monthly Archives: July 2017

Everything is coming up Rosé!

As I sit down to write this blog post, I realise that I need to re-live the tasting by opening up a bottle of Sparkling Rosé of my own. I recently concluded that Rosé is typically overlooked by most, because … Continue reading

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Hot Summer – Hotter Bourbon with Evan

In the previous American Whiskey tasting we hosted back in May I focused on Craft Distilleries throughout the USA – some older and some younger. This time around most of the lineup consisted of more traditional distilleries and Bourbon – … Continue reading

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The New Beers of July 1 of 2

Hello, beer nuts! It’s time again for a giant list of mouth-watering new beers and summertime quenchers. I’ve already gone through and tasted these, and they are all pretty damn good. So think of me as your official tester(taster?) and … Continue reading

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Volcanic Wines with Grant

Volcanic Wines with Grant How to illustrate the impact of volcanic soil conditions given there are so many places where this has occurred. First, start with a rock star line up.  I included the first item to give a sense … Continue reading

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Oh Canada! Canadian Craft Beer

Time to celebrate Canada in all its unique glory! The first thing I want to acknowledge -naturally- is the great Canadian beer scene and all of the talented brewers we have! I carefully selected a handful of beers from around … Continue reading

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Wine Gift Club Selections for July

Here are the Wine picks for our July Gift Club Members: Verum Pinot Noir Patagonia 2016 Argentina – Rio Negro Province – Red From a small boutique winery that is still family owned. This Pinot Noir comes from Patagonia, Argentina’s … Continue reading

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SMWS Canada July 2017 Outturn

July is here and we are currently entrenched in the long and hot days portion of summer. Being that this is Calgary we will likely see rain, hail, and a freak snowstorm soon but for the time being at least … Continue reading

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New Beers June 15, 2017

Howdy again all you beer fans! Another week, another carefully selected, and soon-to-be extensively tasted, truckload of new beers! I’ve got a whole bunch of new stuff for you all, plus some exciting returns! Before I start I want to … Continue reading

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Canadian Whisky with Evan

When it comes to Canadian Spirits there are a lot of interesting events in the works right now. We have new craft and micro distilleries popping up across the country and even quite a few right here in Alberta. Many … Continue reading

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Cool Climate Wines of the South Seas

Presented by Abigail Our Summer Solstice tasting was a huge success with some clear favorites: Alkoomi Blackbutt  Cabernet Sauvignon, Frankland, West Australia the #1 pick followed by Grosset Alea Riesling, Clare Valley, Australia. Here is the lineup from the tasting: … Continue reading

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