HOT NEWS!

Two of our Paddock Wood Brew Kits are currently out of production. There is one Burton Upon Trent Pale Ale Kit and two Toucan Stout Kits still available as of 4:00pm on April 14. If you want one of these kits before they are gone, phone our NW location ASAP.

The American Red Ale and Carib Lager will be returning by Easter weekend, alongside two new kits. Watch for the Spitfire (British style Ale) and Koelsch (Lager). More information to follow.

 

WINE AND BEER ON SALE FOR APRIL

To view our wine and beer specials for the month, click on the SPECIAL OFFERS  tab above.

 

21 NEW PRODUCTS ADDED TO THE ONLINE SHOPPING SECTION!

We are pleased to offer the BREWER'S BEST ® lineup of 16 Classic and 5 Premium Recipe Beer Kits.  Many of these kits include grains alongside their malts, a varied selection of hops, some specialty dry pitch yeasts to achieve style- and LOTS of flavour for your dollar! It's time to start paying attention to terms such as IBU's when picking your kit.  (International Bittering Units) The lower the number, the less hoppy and/or bitter, the higher the number........ let's just say that at 100+ IBU's, the Double India Pale Ale sounds pretty exciting! We carry a rotating variety of these kits in stock at our different locations. While we would rather enjoy seeing you instore, please visit  our online shopping section for descriptors of these beers.
 

PADDOCK WOOD BREW KITS 

As of March 11: Current 23L full wort ultra premium-kits available at the Home Vintner include:

About Paddock Wood:   Saskatchewan's first micro-brewery prides itself on unique flavour and refreshing taste. Their award-winning brewmaster, Stephen Cavan, leads a team of people dedicated to creating great beer. Their pure brews can be found bottled and on-tap in some of the finest independent establishments and beer stores in Canada. Along with their stunning commercial beers, the crew at Paddock Wood provides a rotating brewmaster selection of ultra-premium home beer making kits. These kits are all natural and a full 23L of complete wort that is brewed in the same stainless steel tanks as their commercial beers. It's pretty exciting to have the opportunity to make home beer from a complete wort kit straight from the brewmaster's imagination. It's even more exciting to know that these kits will continue to change with season and with trends. You can order these kits exclusively in Southern Alberta from The Home Vintner.

 Click here to view the Woods Alehouse website.

 

LE2013 LINEUP!

A collection of five limited edition varietals from some of the world's most renowned wine growing regions. Now known simply as LE2013 with a focus on the harvest year. Each wine is vineyard specific! These wines sell out every year and, as their name suggests, they can only be ordered during a very short time period annually between October and December prior to their release the following year.

Click below for a written review on each LE2013:

January - South African Shiraz Cabernet with grape skins - Worcester Vineyards SA
January - South African Viognier Chenin Blanc Roussanne - Paarl, South Africa
February - Pacific Quartet - Chenin Blanc, Muscat, Gewurztraminer & Viognier - Pacific Rim
March - Oregon Pinot Noir - Willamette Valley, Oregon
April - Washington Cabernet Merlot - Red Mountain Washington

Click here to go to our product page introducing the LE2013

Click below for videos with Tim Vandergrift:

• Introduction
• South African Shiraz Cabernet with grape skins
• South African Viognier Chenin Blan Rousanne
• Pacific Quartet
• Oregon Pinot Noir
• Washington Cabernet Merlot
• Closing

ACCOLADES FROM OUR CUSTOMERS

I feel you folks are like friends- read more
Recent Groupon Accolades  - read more
My newest adventure was entering the world of wine making - read more...
Thumbs up to Paul and Ron (and, lest we forget, Wayne) - read more...
"Incredible lesson last night Paul and Ron. Absolutely astounded - read more...
I've been wanting to try my hand at wine and beer making - read more...
The Brewery in my basement from -  Open File article
I started making wine nearly 2 years ago.  My initial kit -  read more...
Having never made a Winexpert product before talking to Paul and Ron - read more...
" I admit I strayed and bought a wine kit "elsewhere". Ugh. I was NOT happy  - read more...  
It is time that I expressed my deep thanks to Paul, Pat and their staff - read more

HOME OF HANDCRAFTED AWARD WINNING WINES & BEERS

The Home Vintner is an authorized Winexpert retailer, we carry  a wide selection of premium wine and beer kits with 652 provincial and national awards from our store.  Start up kits complete with a grade 5 primary and an Italian glass carboy plus all wine and beer making supplies are available in our stores.  We are your one stop store with bottles, quality corks, and sanitizer.
 
Winemakers Magazine International Amateur Wine Competition is the largest amateur winemaking competition in North America. Wine kits compete side-by-side in a blind judging across all categories with wines made from grapes and / or juices. At the April 2012 competition wines made with Winexpert's premium quality brands were awarded 281 medals. Wines made from Winexpert wine kits have won a total of 2047 medals in the 10 annual WineMaker competitions that have been held so far.

HOME DELIVERY

The Home Vintner is introducing a new delivery service for our local clients who are unable to make it into our store. We've partnered with an express courier company who will bring our store to you!

For local deliveries of all products from any of our 8 locations order on line or phone your local store.  When ordering wine on line add your wine to the comment section. We will calculate the delivery cost and contact you for approval.

click here for on line shopping...

 

ON-LINE SHOPPING - BEER KITS, BEER & WINE MAKING SUPPLIES

All our beer kits along with add ons and wine and beer making supplies are available for purchase on-line. Winexpert wine kits are not available.  Click here to go to our products page.  If you have a local Winexpert dealer we recommend that you avoid shipping charges by buying locally. 

Click here to locate your local Winexpert dealer.

 

 

 

 

NEW WINE PRODUCTS

Click here to see our new Ultra premium wine kits called "The Eclipse" made with the finest quality varietal juice from around the world to produce wines that will satisfy the tastes of even the most discerning wine enthusiasts.  The Eclipse replaces The Estate Series, all the products have been improved, 4 reds come with grape skins, they all include labels.

 

 

 

GLOSSARY OF WINE KIT TERMS

A glossary is an alphabetical list of the specialized terms used in a field of knowledge. Kit winemaking is pretty specialized. And even if much of this terminology is obvious or well-known to experienced winemakers, there is still a real benefit to reading glossaries of things you already know. This helps you keep your knowledge sharp. And for first-time or fairly new winemakers, having one place to look for all these terms is useful as a reminder and as reinforcement of new knowledge.

click here to see the entire glossary...

 

100% GUARANTEE ON ALL WINE & BEER KITS

When you use our closures we guarantee our wine 100%. Our Services Include:

Filter, Capper & Corker Rentals• We reward loyalty - every 11th kit is 1/2 price• $10 / wine or $5 / beer Birthday Gift Award
New Client Referral Program•  7 Locations in and around Calgary• Wine Tasting & Judging Events
Wine & Beer Class Referral ProgramMonthly Newsletter$25 Wine & Beer Making Classes
Monthly Wine & Beer Kit SpecialsDegassing System Rentals for removing CO2 from wine  

 

WE'RE HERE FOR BEER

Complete beer starter kits, beer heat belts, 9 different beer bottles, caps and cappers are illustrated here.  Barons premium beer kits offer you 7.5 litres of high quality concentrated wort to get you underway to creating a natural beer of outstanding flavour, ready to brew with conventional brewing equipment, with no need for boiling.  Barons gives you the opportunity to create your own microbrewery style beer quickly and easily.  Wyeast liquid yeast is also available.  read more...


IN THE NEWS

Airdrie - Posted by Airdrie House and Home Fall 2013
Rocky Mountain House
- Posted by the Mountaineer Summer 2013
Home Vintner Makes Medal Hall
- Posted by the Airdrie Echo May 16, 2012

Home Vintner Gears up for Provincial Awards - Posted by the Airdrie Echo March 28, 2011
Airdrie Winemaker Nets National Award – Posted by the Airdrie Echo Sep 14, 2011
Mein’s Wine – Posted by the Airdrie Echo Sep 14, 2011 
Volunteering with vino - Posted by The Airdrie Echo November 12th, 2010
Make mine wine - Posted by Airdrie Life Winter 2010
Wine Pairings- Posted by Airdrie Life Summer 2010
Better Beer – Posted in Airdrie Life Summer 2010
For the animals – Posted by The Airdrie City View June 25, 2010
Raise a glass for the animals– Posted by The Airdrie City View May 21, 2010
Indulge in wine, cheese and chocolate for ADHS– Posted by The Airdrie Echo May 26, 2010
Local's see positive change to wine market - Posted by The Airdrie Echo February 11th 2009
The do-it-yourself sommelier: The Home Vintner elevates art of handcrafted wine - Calgary Herald May 12, 2008

 

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