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Gins In June - In July! July 17, 2019

Gins In June - In July! July 17, 2019

What a party! we sampled all sorts of products from (as usual) around the world, including gin from our doorstep in Old Strathcona. Read on for a bit of inside info on the products.

July 24, 2019 0 Comments
Aligra Celebrates World Fair Trade Day May 11, 2019

Aligra Celebrates World Fair Trade Day May 11, 2019

All around the world, countries will celebrate Fair Trade Day on May 11. You may or may not know, Edmonton is a Fair Trade certified city! Read the quick fact sheet for a bit more info, and come in to the store on May 11 to sample Fair Trade wine.

May 10, 2019 0 Comments
Wines For Easter Dinner

Wines For Easter Dinner

Folks are preparing for their big Easter dinners. Edmonton is home to many traditions and cultures, and there is a whole world of celebratory food to mark Easter. with so much diversity, how does one go about choosing wine to accompany?

April 10, 2019 0 Comments
Vegan Friendly Wines

Vegan Friendly Wines

There's been quite a buzz about vegan  friendly wines. Read the article to find out more, and to see how many wines we carry at Aligra that are vegan (and therefore vegetarian) friendly.

February 28, 2019 0 Comments
Robbie Burns January 23, 2019

Robbie Burns January 23, 2019

We had another full house of enthusiastic attendees: thanks for everyone for your excellent participation. For this year`s event, we travelled the globe, sampling malts from Scotland, England, Japan, and Canada! The distilling world  is experiencing real growth, and we are the beneficiaries.

January 25, 2019 0 Comments

Tasting Notes for Gins In June

Another excellent evening. We sampled gins from around the world, including one from our own back yard in Nisku!

June 19, 2018 0 Comments
Meads De-mystified

Meads De-mystified

We had a great crew in attendance, among them some dedicated bee keepers! The dialogue was lively, and it was a treat to be with folks with such good knowledge.

March 29, 2018 0 Comments
Whiskies tasted for Robbie Burns  Jan 24, 2018

Whiskies tasted for Robbie Burns Jan 24, 2018

January 29, 2018 0 Comments
Bourbons and Biscuits Tasting Notes

Bourbons and Biscuits Tasting Notes

We had a sold out crowd out to taste Bourbons paired with various cookies last week!  It was a fun and engaged group of participants.  After sampling through all 8 of the Bourbons, the Top 3 favourites were:

1 Evan Williams Single Barrel paired with Whippets and Shortbread,

2 Cyrus Noble Small Batch  paired with anything chocolate,

3 Eagle Rare Single Barrel paired with chocolate chip cookies and shortbread.

 

As with everything in life, it's all a matter of taste!  Please drop in and if you aren't sure which one to choose, we have some open for tasters to help you decide! 

October 15, 2017 0 Comments

Wine 101 The 7 Noble Grapes

Ken Bracke our Somm has selected the following wines for the Wine 101 Class because they depict very truly the single varieties in each category. 

October 5, 2017 0 Comments
Tasting Notes - Gins in June

Tasting Notes - Gins in June

June 19, 2017 0 Comments
Did you Miss The Rum Tasting?

Did you Miss The Rum Tasting?

Tasted some great rums!  If you missed it check out the notes.  If you would like to come to one of our tasting events, be sure to sign up here on the website Events page!  See you next time!

February 24, 2017 0 Comments
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