Happy Canada Day Long Weekend from Kensington Wine Market!

Celebrating 151 Years of Everything That Makes Canada Amazing!

In a world as big as it is with a population reaching towards the 8 billion mark and Canada only making up a minuscule almost 37 million I feel unbelievably lucky, almost like having won the lottery to have been born in this beautiful country! There are so many unbelievable things about Canada and I would love to share with you some of my favourites:

Having the freedom to travel to so many other countries without even having to apply first or ask if they will allow me into their country. If I ever got sick I never had to even think about if I had enough money to cover my medical expenses. There has always been untouched nature in very close proximity, all I have ever needed to do is go for a walk and experience it. I can’t even remember the amount of times that I have come face to face with a bear. Shouting from the top of a mountain. Looking up to the skies and seeing the Northern lights that seemed to dance to their own music. Swimming in rivers so clear (and cold) that you can actually see the fish swimming beside you. Saying hello to your neighbour and even if you don’t understand each other they are still so friendly. Trying to be inclusive to everyone and thinking about others. Saying sorry because someone stepped on your foot and they say sorry back. Driving down a highway and only seeing farmer’s fields and blue sky from horizon to horizon. Going to the mountains and seeing more Canadian animals than in the zoo. Having days where the sunlight can literally last all day. Having well paved roads even in the middle of nowhere. Being able to try food from almost any other country in the world. Having an unbelievable and possibly some of the best selection of alcoholic beverages in the entire world (this could be more applicable mainly for Alberta, but still amazing).

Salud!
Dave Tyler

To celebrate the wonders of Canada we are going to be focusing on Canadian beverages this weekend and none of them have any extra NAFTA circumventing tariffs on them.

From Friday June 29 until Monday July 2:
All in stock Canadian wine will be 10% off!
All in stock Canadian beer growler refills will be 10% off!
All in stock Canadian Gin and Whisky will be 10% off!

To celebrate the wonder that is Canada we are going to also be tasting wines from a couple of our favourite Canadian wineries!

We will have a few wines open from Lock and Worth and Nichol wineries.
They are both small wineries from the Narramata Bench region in the Okanagan area. Matthew SherLOCK and Ross HackWORTH are the 2 driving forces behind both of these wineries. They are focused on making delicious wine that comes from small vineyards and minimal intervention to let the grapes express themselves at their best!

Come in this Saturday, June 30th, 2018 from 2 – 5PM to try these delicious wines! We will have them open and all in-stock wines from Nichol and Lock & Worth will be discounted by 10% off regular price.

Lock & Worth Sauv/Sem
77% Sauvignon Blanc + 23% Semillon coming from 6 acres planted in 1999 on dry river bed (gravel) in Oliver. Raised in neutral French oak for 6 months. Gently filtered. Focused and almost lithe, both on the nose and palate. Citrus pith, melon, hay, lemon verbena. Bright, fresh and long. Bottles un-fined and un-filtered making it slightly cloudy.
Regular Price: $33.99

Lock & Worth Merlot
Coming from 2 acres planted in 1995. With Sandy soils and from the Naramata Bench. Grapes were gently de-stemmed with 5 days of skin contact. They were then basket pressed and Fermented in neutral French oak for 7 months. This is NOT what you may have come to expect from Okanagan Merlot. Light to medium in body, this is definitely not a big or heavy wine here. Despite the fact that this single vineyard produces amazing and serious fruit which could handle extended time in barrel they feel that the wine should highlight the inherent fruit qualities and not oak or heavy extraction. Bright, light ruby. Sweet red plums, savoury herbs, fine tannins and refreshing acidity. Medium bodied, supple and driven. This is unfined and unfiltered and is slightly hazy.
Regular Price: $33.99

Nichol Pinot Gris
The team behind Nichol has been creating wines exclusively from grapes grown in Naramata since 1993. The Pinot Gris is bright apricot in color with aromas of fresh peach, apricot and gooseberry. Tangy flavors follow along with a hint of honey and mineral notes. Silky on the palate with good acidity and a crisp, stone fruit finish. Chill this delicious sipper. A wine that is both sumptuous and refreshing any time the year!
Regular Price: $21.99

Nichol Syrah
World-renowned wine critic Jancis Robinson named the Nichol Vineyard Syrah among her top 25 in BC when she visited the region in 2009. We agree! The first Syrah was planted at the estate in 1989, and the balance of the site’s 5.5 acres were planted in 1990. The wine that comes from these vineyards is full-bodied, with red to dark berry, damson plum and sage notes. One that should age quite nicely, too!
Regular Price: $47.99

Nichol Pinot Noir
The Okanagan has a fine reputation for producing top-notch Pinot Noir, and here’s one reason why: owner and winemaker Ross Hackworth’s focus is to maintain a small estate winery, and he strives to grow world-class grapes. This Pinot Noir is made in very small batches with all the TLC you can imagine. It features aromas and flavors of cherry, salmon berry, earthiness and ripe plum, and it will pair beautifully with salmon, chicken or cheese.
Regular Price: $41.99


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