GIFT CERTIFICATES NOW AVAILABLE ON LINE

• GIFT CERTIFICATES - Just in time for Christmas, our gift certificates are now available online, any amount will be emailed to you. The E-Gift Card may be used on line or in one of our stores.  Minimum is $50.   Click here to check it out.

WINE & BEER ON SALE FOR NOVEMBER

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

IN STORES NOW - A BEER LOVERS STOCKING STUFFER CHRISTMAS DELIGHT! HOP CANDY!

 We are pleased to be able to offer in time for Christmas, "The Original Hop Candy" from Bob at B-Hoppy. Bob has spent years perfecting these candies that are made with actual hop oil. These hop candies carry all of the floral and citrus flavors that really capture the fresh hop cone without creating any of the residual bitterness. Each candy type brings the aroma and flavour expected from the hop variety from which it was created.  A must try for beer lovers - and a great stocking stuffer! To view this product online, click here.....

 Now available in 4 oz bags:

Cascade, Saaz and East Kent Goldings $6.50

Mixed Variety Bag (Apollo, Bravo, Zeus, Nugget, Super Galena, Calypso, ' New ' Cascade)  $7.00

Don't forget to give us feedback on these candies so that we can stock the most popular varieties!

WINEXPERT & THE HOME VINTNER LE14 EVENT

Our FIRST of three events has run and was a huge success. You are invited to one of our 2014 Limited Edition wine tasting and food pairing events with special guest Rick Vanderberg. Paul has been hard at work consulting with our chefs to prepare accompanying dishes for each wine that will show off it's "wow factor". We will be offering 2 more tastings with limited seating, reserve your spot now, we sellout every year!. Please phone (403) 284-0486 or email us at info@thehomevintner.com  to make your reservation.

The events will be held at the Highwood Community Hall at 16 Harlow Ave NW. To get to the hall, turn North from 40th Ave NW (half way between 4th street and Northmount Drive) onto Hudson Rd NW, it is 4 blocks north on the NW corner of Harlow and Hudson.
 

• When: Thursday, November 27, or December 4
• Where: Highwood Community Hall
• Address: 16 Harlow Ave NW
• Time: 7:00 pm sharp
• Cost: $10 per person

ANNOUNCING LE14! LIMITED WINES FOR A LIMITED TIME!

This marks the 25th anniversary of the Winexpert Limited Edition releases.  It's the biggest and best program in the industry, and an enormous triumph.  In honour of this occasion, four spectacular wines are making their return. These are the wines consumers have consistently asked to be brought back time and again. The fifth wine has been developed specially as a 25th Anniversary Blend, aptly named Triumph. This blockbuster wine was created to celebrate the achievement which defines this limited edition program.

  Deadline for pre-orders & pre-payment is Sunday December 7th,

Click here to see the introduction video

                                                        

• January Riesling – Germany                  
     • click here to see a one page PDF
     • click here to see a short video

 

• January Shiraz Viognier – Australia  
     • click here to see a one page PDF
     • click here to see a short video

 

• February Triumph – Washington 
     • click here to see a one page PDF
     • click here to see a short video

 

• March Trio Blanco – California
     • click here to see a one page PDF
     • click here to see a short video

 

• April Super Tuscan – Italy (with skins)
     • click here to see a one page PDF
     • click here to see a short video

 

Click here to see the ending video

PADDOCK WOOD BREWING CO - Fall Limited Run

 A varied selection of Paddock Wood Brewing Co. premium home brew kits have arrived! Check in stores for Pale Ale, Spitfire English Ale, Brown Ale, Cream Ale, and American Red Ale.

These 23L full wort kits are all ready to go. Staff are more than happy to help you with suggestions for pairing these great kits with an appropriate style of liquid yeast.  Click here..... to see more about these kits.

 

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.

 

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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