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All of our tasting sessions feature customer favorites and introduce a few new classes to tickle your tastebuds. Tastings are popular gifts for any occasion! Treat yourself and treat a friend.

Register early to avoid disappointment. Use the check-boxes below to select the Tastings you want to register in, then click Continue. What else can we tell you?

  • All tastings start promptly at 7:00 pm, unless otherwise noted
  • Seating is strictly limited, so book early to avoid disappointment
  • It is recommended that you use public transportation, walk or arrange a ride to and from the class. Please pre-book your taxi!
  • Tastings are complete with light snacks
  • Cancellation Policy: Seating registrations are transferrable so you are welcome to send someone else in your place if you cannot attend a tasting. If you contact us more than 48 hours prior to the tasting date to cancel one or more seats, you will receive a store credit for the value of the cancelled seat(s). Store credits can be used for any future purchases, including tastings or products. Cancellation requests received within 48 hours of the tasting date are not refundable.
  • On line registrations placed after 4:00pm on a Friday - may not be processed until Monday morning - if a tasting appears to be close to sold out , you would be better to order in person or over the phone. 
 Name  Date  Description  Price  Available
Cinco de Mayo 5/5/15 Join us for a fête celebrating Mexican independence and the national drink, tequila! We’ll sample a range of Blanco, Reposado and Anejo tequilas. Tue May 5 7pm $50.00 SOLD OUT
Jameson Whiskey & Friends 5/7/15 Join Jameson Brand Ambassador Claire Gavin for a tasting of some of Ireland’s finest whiskies. We’ll sample the Jameson range up to and including Rarest Vintage Reserve, Red Breast, Green Spot and Midleton Very Rare! Thr May 7 7pm $40.00 4
Chinook Rose 5/8/15 Let’s get Mother’s Day weekend off to a Rosé start with a global tasting of our prettiest pinks, including bubbles. Stand up format. Fri May 8 7pm $35.00 SOLD OUT
Glenfiddich Rare & Old w ElizabethHavers 5/10/15 4PM START! Join Glenfiddich Canadian Brand Ambassador Elizabeth Havers for this special tasting with proceeds to the Wounded Warriors, a Veterans charity. We’ll sample an exceptional range of whiskies from one of the Speyside’s most iconic distilleries including the 21 Year Havana Reserve and the yet to be released (in Alberta) Glenfiddich Excellence 26 Year. The event will also feature some other treats, including barrel samples selected for the occasions by Brian Kinsman, Glenfiddich's Malt Master. Only 20 spots available! SUNDAY MAY 15 4PM. $80.00 18
Hudson Craft Small Batch Whiskies 5/11/15 In addition to Glenfiddich and Balvenie, Beth Havers is also the Canadian Brand Ambassador for Hudson Whiskies. These small batch craft American whiskies are made at the Tuthilltown Distillery in Gardiner New York, north of the Big Apple. the distillery produces a wide range of whiskies and we'll sample six different expressions, including three not yet available in Canada! Proceeds from the tasting will go to the Red Cross relief effort in Nepal! $40.00 19
Holy Smoke and Beer 5/12/15 Get ready for warm days ahead. Beer and BBQ are naturals. Join us for a range of beers from lagers to IPAs and stouts paired with some great barbeque from Calgary’s Holy Smoke. Stand up format. Tue May 12 $35.00 18
Classic Single Malts 5/19/15 This is our classic introduction to the world of single malt Scotch whisky. You’ll discover a little history, learn how it’s made, and sample six distinct styles. Tue May 19 7pm $35.00 SOLD OUT
$100 Plus Wine Festival 5/20/15 That’s right; we’ll be pouring the “$$$ ones”! Join us for this exclusive mini festival of the best in shop. Registration is limited to 60 persons. And, you get to take advantage of our birthday sale prices! Wed May 20 7pm $100.00 54
Wine Fest & Birthday Sale 5/21/15 We clear the floor to make room for a “store wide” tasting of our best. Great wine, food and music; don’t delay as it sells out quickly. Be the first to take advantage of our 23rd Birthday Bash. Thr May 21 7pm - 9pm $50.00 44
Masi Amarone Vertical Tasting 5/26/15 This tasting will feature two vertical flights; one from the historic Serego Alighieri estate the source it seems of the very name “Amarone”, and from the Boscaini family whose estate wines are produced in limited quantities and only in the best years. Tue May 26 7pm $60.00 12
Blockbuster Single Malts 5/28/15 Join us for a tasting of some of KWM’s bestselling single malts with our own Hunter Sullivan. Like these whiskies, this tasting is sure to sell out in a flash! Thr May 28 7pm $50.00 8
Cheese Please 5/29/15 Peasant Cheese, our favorite cheese shop located right next door in Kensington, will guide us as we explore the world of Pinot Noir and classic cheese pairings. Stand up format. Fri May 29 7pm $40.00 10
Glenfarclas 1966 Fino LaunchGeorge Grant 5/29/15 Join us at the Ranchmen's Club (710 13 Ave SW) for a special Glenfarclas tasting and dinner hosted by the incomparable George Grant, the sixth generation of his family to own the Glenfarclas Distillery. The event is an ocassion to mark the launch of the Glenfarclas 1966 Fino, the first in a series of six whiskies, one each for six family members to have owned the distillery. George will also lead us through a tasting of five other rare old malts, including the 1985, 1974 and 1966 Family Casks. This will be an evening to remember with great whiskies followed by a nice meal. $120.00 24
Ardbeg Day Master Class 1 - 1PM 5/30/15 We’ll be holding two back to back Master Classes to celebrate Ardbeg Day. Both will feature a range of at least 5 whiskies including the new Ardbeg Day release. Sat May 30 1PM $20.00 10
Ardbeg Day Master Class 2 - 3PM 5/30/15 We’ll be holding two back to back Master Classes to celebrate Ardbeg Day. Both will feature a range of at least 5 whiskies including the new Ardbeg Day release. Sat May 30 , 3PM $20.00 SOLD OUT
Ardbeg Day - Gerry Thomas Gallery 5PM 5/30/15 JOIN US IN THE FUTURE! At Gerry Thomas Gallery: 602 11 Ave SW - Saturday May 30 5PM - Join Brand Ambassador Jordan Cameron for a festive and quirky party event celebrating all things Ardbeg with great whisky, cocktails, games, prizes, food and perhaps a surprise or two. $20.00 30
Crude Awakening 6/2/15 With half price oil, it’s time to look for alternatives, the ones that will save you money! What tastes like $50 but costs a fraction? Joins us as we scour global wine reserves for $$$ saving finds. Tue Jun 2 , 7 pm $40.00 10
Bourbon Bonanza 6/4/15 Fancy a feast of Bourbon and BBQ? We’ll be teaming up with Holy Smokes to put on a Kentucky-style BBQ featuring a wide range of American whiskies! Thr Jun 4 7pm $40.00 SOLD OUT
Italian Wine Challenge! 6/9/15 Sangiovese vs Nebbiolo, Piedmonte vs Tuscany, Barolo vs Brunello, Barbaresco vs Chianti. Take up the challenge, this one’s gonna be deliciously fun! Tue Jun 9 7pm $45.00 SOLD OUT
Spring Single Malt Festival 6/11/15 Our biannual single malt festivals sell out very quickly, and there’s a reason why. There is only room for 100 guests to sample over 100 of the finest whiskies in Alberta. Includes your own Glencairn whisky glass! Thr Jun 11 7pm $60.00 SOLD OUT
Bordeaux 2012 6/12/15 The 2012 vintage was better than 2011 and better still, prices are lower! Join us for a tasting of some great wine, some great French cheese and some informative conversation. Stand up format. Fri Jun 12 7pm $45.00 2
The Last Samurai Supper 6/12/15 Buchanan’s Chop House (738 3 Ave SW) will be putting on a Japanese dinner to pair with a range of 7 incredible Japanese whiskies, including the Taketsuru 25 Year ($1100) and Karuizawa 1981 Cask 136 (sold out $885). Start time: 6:30pm Fri Jun 12 $160.00 SOLD OUT
Poggio Antico Cellar Selection 6/16/15 A tasting of some of the best wines from the Poggio Antico estate showcasing the more modern Altero Brunello along with the classic Riserva vertical which is only produced in exceptional vintages and aged for 5 years before release. Tue Jun 16 7pm $50.00 8
Southern Hemisphere Mini Wine Festival 6/18/15 This walkabout will feature the wines of Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina and South Africa. Our mini festivals are super popular, so sign up now and bring along a friend. Yummy food and fab music! Thr Jun 18 7pm $40.00 68
Classic Chianti 6/19/15 Join Lisa Zinck, recently returned from the Chianti Consortium in Italy, for a tasting of the wine that represents everything Italian. Learn about Classico, Reserva, and the new IGT designation Gran Selezione. Plus, you’ll also get to taste some Super Tuscans! Stand up format. Fri Jun 19 7pm $50.00 16
Heaven Hill Bourbons & American Whiskey 6/23/15 Join us as we host Bernie Lubbers (“The Whiskey Professor), Heaven Hill’s American Whiskey Brand Ambassador for a tasting of Bourbon, Wheat, Rye and other American whiskies! Tue Jun 23 7pm $30.00 1
Canada Day Whisky 6/25/15 Come on, show some pride in Canadian whisky! We’ll be highlighting the best our country has to offer from coast to shinning coast! As a fun bonus, there’ll be delicious prizes for the most patriotic outfits! Thr Jun 25 7pm $35.00 16
Canaday Day Cheese Please 6/26/15 Peasant Cheese, our favorite cheese shop located right next door in Kensington, will guide us as we explore the world of Canadian cheese and wine. Stand up format. Fri Jun 26 7pm $40.00 22
Canada Day Beer: La Biere Au Quebec 6/30/15 What a great way to celebrate Canada Day! La Belle Province, Québec, has a vibrant craft beer scene, producing an impressive amount of quality beer. Join us to discover their “nouveau” gems. The beer is French, the tasting in English. We love it! Tue Jun 30 7pm $35.00 16
Classic Summer Cocktails 7/14/15 !!6PM Start!! - Is there anything more refreshing than a cool summer cocktail. We’ll sample some classics like the Daiquiri, Pimms Cup, French 75 & Mint Julep. Tueday July 15 6PM $30.00 20
Summer Beer Festival 7/16/15 IPAs, Lagers, Wheat Beers and Lambics oh my! If it’s a summery beer you’ll have the opportunity to sample it at our first ever Summer Beer Festival. We’re working on a couple of special offerings! Thursday July 16 7PM $30.00 80
Glendronach Batch 11 7/21/15 !!6PM Start!! Glendronach is one of our favourite producers! You’ll sample each of the 9 Glendronach Batch 11 single cask releases with vintages ranging from 1996 all the way back to 1971. Whiskies 18 to 43 years of age! Tuesday July 21 6PM. $95.00 14
Summer Wine Festival 7/23/15 Join us for a storewide celebration of summer. Wine, food, music, it’s a long summer evening of pure enjoyment. Thursday July 23 7PM $50.00 80
Summer in Spain 7/28/15 !!6PM Start!! Our shipment of exclusive Spanish beauties has arrived and we can’t wait to pull all those corks. Tapas and delicious wine. Irresistible! Tuesday July 28 6PM $50.00 26
Whiskies of Summer Festival 7/30/15 Whisky’s not just for the winter months some whiskies are very delicate, soft and subtle. We’ll highlight the softer side single malts, blends and other whisky styles. Thursday July 30 7PM $50.00 90

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