â€œHave you ever been to New York, walked past buildings looking into windows and wondered, what are those cool people doing in there?â€ Thatâ€™s what Mike Morrison said about our Spring Wine Festival last Thursday night. He was right, the joint was jumpinâ€™. Hip lounge music played by DJ Blaine King set the perfect tone for the event. Passer by-ers peered in curiously as eighty guests enjoyed a store-wide roam-about with many of our exclusive wines opened for taste.
Italy was crowned king, as the first, second and third favourites of the night were from the Italian table:
1.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Volpaia Chianti Classico DOCG $26.99
2.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Bussola Lâ€™Errante IGT $74.99
3.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Solengo Argiano $79.99
Many local businesses were involved in making the night extra special. The fondue table by Peasant Cheese was a hit! Our famous Domaine des Aubuisieres Organic Brut was a key ingredient in the recipe! Next time you have a party, impress your friends with a bottle of our Aubuisieres bubbly and Crystalâ€™s fondue cheese! Trust me, you wonâ€™t regret it!
Throughout the night, one could catch Niko from Nikoâ€™s Italian Bistro hand-delivering hot plates to their stations. As always, his creations were well received and there was not a crumb left over.
We had the charming Matt Leslie from Brasserie pour Anam Cara wines from Oregon. Did you know that famed winemaker, Nick Nicholas, will be in YYC next week? Do you like wines from Oregon? If you said yes, then registering for the Anam Cara Winemakerâ€™s Tasting at our store on Friday May 23rd is a MUST! He will take you through their range of wines with style and laughter! Call the store 403-283-8000 or sign up on our website:www.kensigntonwinemarket.com to register – make sure to sign-up quick, because spots are filling up fast!
To wind down the night we drew for door prizes â€“ Congratulations to James Malowney who won the $50 KWM Gift Certificate, Warren LaFountain who won two tickets to the Anam Cara Oregon Tasting and Carrie Sanders who won a $50 cheese board from Peasant Cheese Shop.
We would like to thank everyone who came out for such an enjoyable evening! Also, a big thank-you to everyone involved, we couldnâ€™t have done it without you! Letâ€™s all do it again in the fall!