Check Out Our Stacks

Check Out Our Stacks

Just about any liquor store you walk into has products stacked around with signs telling you what a great deal it is.  In almost every case, it is a mass-produced industrial product that the store has bought on sale and is using in its flyer hoping to sell lots of.  We use our stack space rather differently.  If we have something stacked at the front, it’s because we think it offers exceptional value for our customers; so much so...

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The Farce of Canadian Wines

The Farce of Canadian Wines

As we have all heard by now, Alberta has banned the import of BC wines into the province as part of an ongoing disagreement over pipeline policy. The media jumped right in and began to spew out endless statistics explaining what this ban would mean for Alberta and for BC wineries. It was rather disappointing, but hardly unexpected, to see so much misleading information given out in the media. The problem centers around the difference between...

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Our Tasting Event Philosophy

Our Tasting Event Philosophy

As we head back into the tasting season after the summer break, I thought it would be a good time to explain our tasting program. I have been asked on several occasions why we organize our public tastings differently from the traditional paid-ticket/program-based format that many other shops run. As many of you know, almost all of our tastings are free to attend, and yet the quality of the wines presented and the information shared are...

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The False Promise of Natural Wines

The False Promise of Natural Wines

The wine community is as trendy as any other, and an article about the latest craze among New York sommeliers, or perhaps a mention from Oprah or Gwyneth, often sends the trend-seekers off searching for the latest “ultimate” wine experience. Sometimes it’s a good thing, exposing wine lovers to the very real charms of Gruner Veltliner or Assyrtiko, but sometimes it just leads to disappointment. The latest notion to get this treatment is...

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Theoretically Brewing

Theoretically Brewing

These days it’s hard to keep up with all the new craft breweries that are popping up in Alberta, therefore it’s also becoming difficult to figure out what to put on the shelf here at Liquor Select. One of the products that I have chosen hails from Lethbridge Alberta, the Theoretically Brewing Company. Founded and operated by Kelti Boissonneault and Kris Fischer, Theoretically Brewing officially opened its doors in December of 2015 and is...

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