NE STORE HAS NOW MOVED
Thank you! Your continued support of The Home Vintner has helped us grow ever since we opened our first store in 1993. In order to serve you even better, we invite our Calgary customers to visit us at our NW location at 14th St and John Laurie Blvd. (across from Nose Hill Park and the Calgary Winter Club) We would also love to see you at our Airdrie location #4-213 Main Street.
For those of you who are unable to come into our stores we will arrange to deliver any sales over $300 directly to your home or office (some restrictions will apply).
We look forward to offering you the same friendly service you have come to rely on.
To view our wine & beer specials for this month, click here.
LE15 WINE EVENT UPDATE
Thank you to all our customers who joined us at our Limited Release tasting events this year, and thanks also to Rick Vandenberg from Winexpert for speaking again this year. The wines and pairings worked well together this year in hilighting how a wine can transform with food! Recipes from the tasting night will be up on the website soon.
COUNTDOWN TO END OF PRE-ORDER
5 DAYS REMAINING!
Pre-order and pre-pay discounts end December 4th. You can order online or in store at any of our locations.
This year, Winexpert™ has sourced superior quality juice from Italy, California and Australia to bring you five impressive wines that will be a welcome addition to your cellar. Featuring unique blends and sought after varietals, the LE15 collection offers something for every palate.
From January through April, 2016 the LE15 are released. To guarantee your product simply pre-order the wines that you choose or for a discount pre-pay. Deadline for this offer is December 4th.
• January – Barbera
• January – Pinot Grigio Verduzzo
• February – Mosaic Red
Paso Robles California
(Merlot, Zinfandel, Petit Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon)
• March – Gewurztraminer Verdelho Muscat
Murray Darling, Australia
• April – Fourtitude with Grape Skins
(Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot)
PADDOCK WOOD BREWING CO
A varied selection of Paddock Wood Brewing Co. premium home brew kits have arrived! We have received a variety of seven different kinds, with one new style. Check in stores for selected offerings including: American Wheat, Spitfire English Ale, Toucan Stout, 909 (Ersatz 606) IPA, Burton Upon Trent Pale Ale, Carib Lager and the new MESSERSCHMIDT DORTMUNDER
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.
Now Available - Amarillo Hops
Amarillo is now available in store. Amarillo is an aroma variety of hops, giving off a medium strength aroma that is very distinct. Expect floral, citrus and tropical tones, possibly some orange. This hop is used for both flavour and aroma. It also may be used for bittering.
Alpha 8.2% - Beta: 5.7% Typical beer styles: American and Belgian style Ales, IPA's, Double IPA's. This hop is also making it's way as a single hop IPA variety, as well as showing up in Rye IPA's. Click here to find this product online.........
NEWEST BEER ADD-PACK: WHITE IPA
Description: A craft beer interpretation of an American IPA crossed with a Witbier. It typically uses a Belgian style yeast paired with the malts and citrus style hops usually used in a North American IPA. The result is a fusion of Belgian Wit and American IPA - all the spice, malt, fruit and hoppy appeal to blend both styles of beer.
When field testing this new recipe we were very pleased with the large and fluffy head generated by the Belgian yeast, as well as the aromatics from the wit style peeking through the moderate bittering and tropical citrus of the hops.
This add-on is currently available in store. To view these products click here.....
FROM OUR SATELLITES DURING NOVEMBER
Bergeron Cheese Shoppe, Cochrane - Patte Blanche - an ideal introduction to goat cheese. Perfect for the first course of a wine and cheese. Mild and delicate flavor.....a firm goat cheese. On sale for our Home Vintner customers.
Water Pure and Simple, Drumheller - free jug of water with the purchase of any wine kit ($10 refundable deposit required).
Droplets Water Company, Olds - offers a 10% discount to all students who are attending the Brewmaster course at the Olds College.
From Vine to Cork, Rocky Mountain House - Wine and beer making class on Saturday November 14th at 1 pm. Limited Edition Launch on Saturday November 28th at 4 pm. Call to register (403) 844-4858. We have moved across the street to 5016 50 Ave. Rocky Mountain House T42 1A4.
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.
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.
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.
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