I found another great wine shop. Hmmm, lots of wonderful places to taste and purchase wine in Calgary.
A few weeks ago I was in Brandon, Manitoba. I was working at the Royal Winter Fair. Across from me was a gentleman promoting Canadian Cheese. We managed to find the time to talk wine and cheese during our breaks and he told me that his son had a wine store on 17th Ave in Calgary.
We finally made it in the other day. As we approached the counter, Tim, the proprietor was pouring a couple of glasses of white. I did like the fact that he did not ask us but just poured. I really don't know if he does this for everyone or just took a good read on me. Either way my thinking was that 'of course' if someone walks into a wine shop, odds are they would like to taste some of the wares. I did end up purchasing what we tasted; though I limited my total purchase leaving an excuse to go back and try more next week.
One can check out the website here: Wine Ink but really, go have a look at this beautiful old brick building that houses his beautiful selection of wine. And have a sip.