To view our wine & beer specials for this month, click here.
NEWEST ADD-PACK: GRAPEFRUIT WHEAT BEER
Inspired by a great pub night - the quest was on for a new recipe. This wheat beer presents as coppery orange with appropriate wheat haze and a persistent silky head. With slight grapefruit on the nose, you definitely taste the beer, transitioning into a tart and acidic grapefruit pop, ending with a slightly sweet finish. The more you sip this beer, the greater the grapefruit builds on the palate. Best enjoyed young!
This Add-Pack is currently available in store. To view this product click here.....
One of the great things about The Home Vintner is that the staff are as passionate about the hobby of wine and beer making as you are! Beer is an ever evolving art, driven by trends as much as any other industry. Current emerging market trends are leaning towards a focus on a specific (or single) hop with which the beer is then crafted around. When done well, the result can be a stunning craft quality beer. With this in mind, recipe development is in production for our very own Home Vintner line of Hop Series craft beers! This is just a tease - expect to hear more about the first release in the Hop Series with recipe available in March.
IN STORES ANY DAY - FEBRUARY LIMITED RELEASE!
We are expecting to receive a shipment of LE14 Washington Triumph any day! This incredible blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Frank and Merlot is truly a competition worthy King of the Bordeaux blends. We have brought in some extra stock for customers that did not have a chance to pre-order! Visit your nearest location to pick up these fantastic kits. Don't forget to ask staff for suggestions on which liquid yeast would best pair with these wines to bring in some extra complexity. The extra stock of January Australian Shiraz Viognier and German Mosel Valley Riesling have been moving rapidly - so don't wait too long to decide if you still would like a January release.
Click here........... to find recipes for the pairings enjoyed at our LE14 presentation nights. Enjoy!
PADDOCK WOOD BREWING CO - Winter 2015 Limited Run
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.
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.
IN STORES NOW - A BEER LOVERS DELIGHT! HOP CANDY!
We are pleased to be able to offer "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! To view this product online, click here.....
Now available in 4 oz bags:
Cascade, Saaz and East Kent Goldings $6.50
Don't forget to give us feedback on these candies so that we can stock the most popular varieties!
HOT NEW ADD-PACK ADDED TO OUR CRAFT BEER LINEUP!
Introducing our Hemp Nut Brown Ale Style Recipe Pack to pair with Barons Brown Ale for a wonderful new craft beer. Bitter nut brown is a popular craft beer, and hemp is currently on trend as up and coming. This add-pack marries the two trends together to produce a brown ale with a hemp nut twist.
To read more on this beer, click here.....
NEW PRODUCT - BLACK ROCK CIDER (Currently back in stock)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Program||• Monthly Newsletter||• $25 Wine & Beer Making Classes|
|• Monthly Wine & Beer Kit Specials||• Degassing 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
July 21st, 2014 - New ENIGMA from California has intense fruit aromas and notes of black cherry, coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Full bodied with a smooth, round finish. Food friendly, this wine pairs well with everything... » READ FULL ARTICLE
July 7th, 2014 - What’s the skinny on new SKINNY MIST™? They’re fruit infused wines that are anything but skinny on flavour. We’ve paired the refreshing notes of fresh fruit with crisp... » READ FULL ARTICLE
February 25th, 2014 - Strawberry and Watermelon is a natural flavour combination and a perfect addition to the Island Mist line of wines. We’ve taken fruity and spicy white shiraz and infused it with the flavours of refreshingly... » READ FULL ARTICLE