WINE & BEER ON SALE FOR AUGUST

To view our wine & beer specials for this month, click here.

 

Get the JUMP on the PORT STYLE seasonal release from Winexpert!

Chocolate Raspberry Dessert Wine and Blackberry Dessert Wine are returning!

For a limited time only, we are offering two great products for you to make and enjoy this fall.  We are pleased to announce the return of Chocolate Raspberry Dessert Wine and, after a three year hiatus, Blackberry Dessert Wine returns. To guarantee delivery in the early fall, we recommend that you pre-order these Dessert Wines. This release traditionally gets spoken for across Canada very quickly. Deadline for pre-ordering is August 25. Please make sure to let us know which Home Vintner location you will be picking up from.

Chocolate Raspberry Dessert Wine: our flagship dessert wine with notes of cherry, plum and bright raspberry. Rich chocolate, coffee and vanilla - full bodied, toasted oak and a sweetness of 7.

Blackberry Dessert Wine: returning after 3 years with bright blackberry notes, lingering tanning and a deep hue. Full bodied, toasted oak and a sweetness of 7.

Click here to pre-order online, we will contact you in the fall when the Port arrives.

 

NEW PRODUCT - BLACK ROCK CIDER

Apple Cider has arrived in kit format !

From New Zealand Homebrew - Black Rock Cider.

A sparkling cider with a superb refreshing taste and light golden colour. Harvested from orchards producing premium fruit without chemicals for the taste and clarity demanded by the homebrewer. Now you can make cider year round. Dry and crisp. Visit in store to learn more about this product as well has how to make a European styled cider.  Click here...... to view this product online.

Kit will produce the standard 23L finished product and finishes by carbonating in the bottle.

 

HOPS - HOPS - HOPS!

 While we carry a rotating availability of hops for our beer making enthusiasts - we are thrilled to finally have CITRA available in stores. This hard to come by hop is intensely bright and  aromatic - bringing a strong floral and citrus aroma and flavour to your beer. Pairs exceptionally well with IPA's and as a substitution for the hops in our very own Home Vintner Rye IPA recipe add on pack.

 

Click here....  to view more on this hop, and this is very much a WHILE SUPPLIES LAST opportunity!

 

HOT NEW PRODUCTS IN STORES NOW!

 Introducing NEW Skinny MistTM - an industry first, and only from Winexpert

Low calorie alcoholic beverages have been experiencing explosive growth since 2010, driven by brands Skinny Girl, Skinny Vine and Skinny Grape.  Winexpert is bringing Skinny to the home-made wine industry with the launch of SKINNY MISTTM.

AVAILABLE NOW, Skinny Mist is offered in three delicious and refreshing flavours:

Slight White: Tropical Riesling - Slight on calories, bursting with flavours of sweet, juicy pineapple and mango paired with the refreshing citrus notes of Riesling.

Leaner Traminer: Peach Gewurztraminer - Flavours of freshly picked peaches against a backdrop of crisp and subtly floral Gewurztraminer.  Lean on calories, mean on taste.

Merlittle Merlot: Blackberry Merlot - Round, fruit-forward Merlot gets a juicy infusion of succulent blackberry. 

Click here to read more...

 

 Introducing Selection Enigma from California!

Arriving NOW!  - a bold new ENIGMATIC blend from Winexpert.

New Selection Enigma from California has intense fruit aromas and notes of black cherry, coffee, chocolate and vanilla. This on trend style of wine blend is modeled after the current highly popular off-dry red blends.  A pleasing combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Zinfandel  produces a full bodied wine with a smooth round finish.  This wine moves from following trend to trend setting by making it's debut in our larger format Selection style kits - resulting in a high quality red with early sipping appeal. Now in stores but rushing out as quickly! Please make sure to get on the backorder list if you miss out on this delivery.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE HOME VINTNER WINE GUILD MEMBERS KEN & DAVE

Ken & Dave both entered the 2014 WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition and came away with medals.  Ken was awarded one Gold medal and two Silver medals, and Dave was awarded one Bronze medal.  With 3111 entries representing seven countries, that is some serious competition.

To read our blog that tells a bit more about which WinExpert wines scored 4 or more medals click here....

To view the 2014 WineMaker Magazine International Amateur Wine Competion results, click here....

 

LATEST UPDATE ON LE2013 - RESULTS ARE IN FOR THE 2014 WINEMAKER MAGAZINE INTERNATIONAL AMATEUR WINE COMPETITION

Twelve different WinExpert  Limited Edition wines made a showing at the International Competition.  Limited Edition kits scored an impressive 36 MEDALS! (7 Gold, 9 Silver, 20 Bronze).  We have always known that the LE wines are fantastic, so it is great to see them so well represented in competition.

PADDOCK WOOD BREW KITS

As of July 2014: Current 23L full wort ultra premium-kits available EXCLUSIVELY at the Home Vintner include:

• American Red Ale (NW only)
• Carib Lager

To read about the Paddock Wood Honey Amber Ale as a completed product, click here....

To learn more about these products, click here...

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 products and online shopping section for descriptors of these beers.
 

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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