Kensington Wine Market (KWM) is celebrating its 25th Anniversary in May 2017, and invites all of Calgary to participate in a month of celebrations including; The Anniversary Wine Festival on May 18, The 25th Anniversary Celebration on May 19, and 25th Anniversary Birthday Sale May 19 through 21, 2017. There will also be 25 Days of Deals on exclusive products every day throughout the month of May.
On Thursday, May 18, 2017, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., KWM will host its Anniversary Wine Festival storewide tasting, and a sneak preview of its 25th Anniversary Sale for those in attendance. Alongside a unique assortment of wines from various regions, guests will enjoy charcuterie from neighbouring Peasant Cheese, DJ beats and access to a variety of specials and discounts.
On May 19, guests will enjoy the exclusive tasting of KWM’s special 25th Anniversary bottles from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. as part of the 25th Anniversary Celebration. Guests are welcome to drop in during the evening to taste an exclusive limited edition selection of Port, Whisky, Cognac and Armagnac, all bottled exclusively for the Kensington Wine Market. There will also be a selection of Champagne and other exclusive wines open for sampling. These selections will be paired with hors d’oeuvres, charcuterie and cheese from Cured Delicatessen and Peasant Cheese. Guests will receive a 25 percent discount on all 25th Anniversary exclusive bottle purchases.
“We are thrilled to be celebrating this huge milestone for Kensington Wine Market. The local Kensington community and the city of Calgary have been tremendously supportive and we are excited to show our appreciation and gratitude through these events and throughout the month of May,” says Andrew Ferguson, Owner of Kensington Wine Market.
Kensington Wine Market is one of the oldest privately owned liquor stores in Canada and is proudly home to one of the world’s most extensive and unique whisky selections. KWM has been the recipient of many awards including Best Wine Store in Calgary by Metro, Fast Forward’s “Reader’s Choice Wine Store” 10 years running, and runner-up for Whisky Retailer of the Year, Rest of the World, in Whisky Magazine’s “Icons of Whisky” Awards in 2015 and 2016.
To purchase tickets for KWM’s Wine Festival or the 25th Anniversary Celebration call KWM at 403-283-8000 or order online here.
About Kensington Wine Market
The doors of KWM opened on Friday, May 15, 1992, two-and-a-half years before the Alberta provincial government fully privatised the sale of alcohol. Local businesswoman Nancy Carten, with the help of her investors, formed the partnership, which became the Kensington Wine Market. The original small family of four employees has grown to a larger one of 20 dedicated beer, wine and whisky experts. KWM has evolved from a modest neighbourhood corner store to one of the most dynamic and unique shops in the country. On April 1, 2015, Nancy sold KWM to long time employee Andrew Ferguson. Andrew is KWM’s scotch expert and has been an integral part of the business for 16 years. Andrew has built Canada’s most interesting collection of whisky and single malts and has a reputation as one of the nation’s most trusted whisky experts.
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