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Tastings Schedule

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
What's Next, Beer & Cheese 4/22/14 Think wine and cheese make the perfect match! Think again! Beer is cheese’s true soul mate. Tue Apr 22 7pm $35.00 1
The Speyside Whisky Trail 4/24/14 We’ll follow the River Spey as it winds past some of Scotland’s most iconic distilleries on this virtual tour. Along the way we’ll sample some of its finest whiskies! Thr Apr 24 7pm $60.00 16
Cheese Please! 4/25/14 Peasant Cheese, our new next door neighbor in Kensington, will guide us as we explore the world of Canadian cheese and wine. Stand up format. Fri Apr 25 7pm $35.00 7
Classic Single Malts 4/29/14 This is our classic introduction to the world of single malt Scotch whisky. You’ll discover a little history, how it’s made, and sample six distinct styles. Tue Apr 29 7pm $35.00 5
Ciderhouse Rules! 5/1/14 Join us for a special tasting of the highly acclaimed ciders from Sea Cider Ciderhouse and Farm in Saanichton, BC. Kristen Jordan, the owner, will host our tasting. Thr May 1 7pm $25.00 14
Cinco de Mayo 5/5/14 Join us for a fête celebrating Mexican independence and the national drink, tequila! We’ll sample a range of Blanco, Reposado and Anejo tequilas. Mon May 5 7pm $60.00 10
Seasonal Brews -Spring 5/8/14 Brewmasters just love spring. Join us for a sampling of some of the best seasonal brews, from refreshing lagers, to bocks and substantial stouts. Thr May 8 7pm $25.00 11
Rare Breeds! 5/9/14 This will be the Rolls Royce of tastings. Armand de Brignac Rose, Roennfeldt Road Cabernet 2005, Kapcsandy Grand Vin 2009, Bond Quella 2008, Bussola Alto Amarone 2006, Chateau Haut Bailly 2010 and Chateau d’Yquem 2007 make up the lineup. Limited to 12 persons. Fri May 9 7pm $150.00 SOLD OUT
Blockbuster Single Malts 5/13/14 Join us for a sampling of some of our fastest moving single malts with KWM’s fastest mouth, our own Hunter Sullivan. Like these whiskies, this tasting is expected to sell out in a flash. Tue May 13 7pm $40.00 19
Wine Fest 5/15/14 We clear the floor to make room for a “store wide” tasting of our best. Food, wine, music; don’t delay as it sells out quickly. At this price, it’s also the hottest ticket in town. Thr May 15 7pm $40.00 54
Glencadam & Tomintoul Distilleries 5/20/14 We’ve put together a special lineup of 7 whiskies for our tasting with Bob Kyle of Rare Drams. There’s a trio of Tomintouls, including the stunning 1977, a pair of Glencadams, including the new 21 year and two even rarer treats! Tue May 20 7pm $55.00 16
Anam Cara Winemarker's Dinner 5/21/14 Who doesn't love a winemaker's dinner! Please join owner & winemaker Nick Nicholas of Anam Cara Cellars for an experience of warmth and hospitality that is truly Oregon. Brasserie Kensington Wednesday May 21 2014 6:30pm Reception 7:00pm Family Style 5 course wine paired dinner $95 plus GST RSVP KWM $95.00 24
Balvenie 5/22/14 Brand ambassador, Elizabeth Havers, will guide us through a tasting of whiskies from one of Scotland’s most iconic distilleries. Thr May 22 7pm $30.00 SOLD OUT
Anam Cara, Oregon Tasting 5/23/14 “Connect” and “bond” with Sheila and Nick Niholas, owners of one of the West Coast’s premium Pinot and Chardonnay producers. Stand up format. Fri May 23 7pm $35.00 23
Forgive Me For I Have Zinned 5/27/14 Zinfandel! There’s nothing to feel guilty about here, so join us for one devil of a tasting. Tue May 27 7pm $40.00 13
Rum 5/29/14 We’ll round up some of the finest sipping rums the world has to offer. Come sip a sampling of new, old and rare offerings, including unique independent rum bottlings. Thr May 29 7pm $50.00 9
Cheese Please! 5/30/14 Peasant Cheese, our new next door neighbor in Kensington, will guide us as we explore the world of High Alpine (France Switzerland Italy) cheese and wine. Stand up format. Fri May 30 7pm $35.00 20
Rare Malts 6/3/14 Only the rarest whiskies, those more than 20 years of age, or from closed distilleries are considered for this very special tasting. Tue Jun 3 7pm $80.00 17
Grenache Panache! 6/5/14 The unsung vineyard hero. Vinefied as a single varietal, used as the backbone of blends, or all dressed up and pretty in pink. Grenache will both surprise and entice you. Thr Jun 5 7pm $40.00 17
Bubbles and Cheese 6/10/14 This is our signature tasting, one so popular we always include it. Sign up right away! Tue Jun 10 7pm $45.00 12
Spring Single Malt Festival 6/12/14 Our famous biannual whisky festival may be limited to just 100 participants, but there will be just as many whiskies to sample in this festival style tasting. Warning! Tickets sell out very quickly. Thr Jun 12 7pm $60.00 SOLD OUT
World Class Riesling 6/13/14 Wine professionals the world over, when asked for their favorite grape variety, unanimously shout, “Riesling”! We’ll open some classic examples from the world over. Stand up format. Fri Jun 13 7pm $40.00 14
Glendronach Batch 9 Dinner 6/13/14 We'll be cracking one bottle each of the nine Glendronach vintage single casks from Batch 9 for this dinner tasting at Buchanan's Chop House, 738 3 Ave SW. 7PM $160.00 19
Ancient Malts: 4 Decades Edition 6/17/14 This tasting typically sees whiskies aged 30 to 40 years of age or more. This incarnation will feature not just 30 and 40 year old whiskies, but also a 50 and 60 year too! ‎Only 1 session will be held! Tue Jun 17, 7pm $200.00 17
Holy Smokes & Beer 6/19/14 With summer and the Stampede not far off, it’s time to get ready and taste some awesome beers paired with great BBQ from Holy Smokes. Stand up format. Thr Jun 19 7pm $35.00 16
El Camino 6/20/14 Walk with us through the vineyards of Spain and Portugal. From the fishing villages of the north to Mediterranean seaside resorts and the mesa in between, we promise you’ll be transported. Stand up format. Fri Jun 20 7pm $40.00 6
Modern Summer Cocktails 6/24/14 What makes a great summer cocktail? Let our “mixologist” be your guide. You’ll learn the tricks, the techniques, and the ingredients… all put together with a dash of fun! Tue Jun 24 7pm $40.00 11
The Last Samurai -Special Edition 6/26/14 We have some real curiosities from the world of Japanese whisky in store. We could tell you more, but then honor would dictate that we’d have to commit seppuku! Thr Jun 26 7pm $100.00 16
Cheese Please! 6/27/14 Peasant Cheese, our new next door neighbor in Kensington, will guide us as we explore the world of Sparkling Wine and cheese. Stand up format. Fri Jun 27 7:00 $35.00 26

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