WINE & BEER ON SALE FOR AUGUST

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

 

6 STUNNING GRAPE SKINS KITS ON SALE IN AUGUST!

The addition of grape skins to Selection International wine kits improves and enhances wine body, mouth-feel, tannin and color. Rarely have skins kits been offered on sale, so what a great time to try these stunning award winning wines! Check out which kits in the special offers section, or click here..

 

FABULOUS CHEESE TO PAIR WITH YOUR WINE

Bergeron Cheese Shoppe, Our Partner location in Cochrane

July brings picnic season! They are offering 10% off two styles of cheese this month.  

• "La Patte Blanche" is a mildly sweet goat milk gouda from Quebec. (This will pair especially well with a Shiraz, but also with many others)

• "Le Roitelet" is a French double cream brie. (This will pair well with both white and red, it's pretty much great with anything!)

Both will be a hit at your picnic table or backyard BBQ!

The Home Vintner  @ Bergeron Cheese Shoppe
519 - 1st Street West, Unit 107
 
Cochrane

 

 

 CELEBRATING THE HOME VINTNER WINE GUILD COMPETITION WINNERS!

The results are in - please celebrate with us the four guild members that entered AND won medals at this prestigious international competition. This year there were 2825 total entries judged covering 10 Countries and including 49 American States and 6 Canadian Provinces.

Congratulations go out to:

KEN GIBSON - Gold, Bronze, Bronze, Bronze, Bronze      KELLIE BABIN - Gold, Bronze, Bronze

KELLY MACKAY - Gold, Bronze       DAVE BRACEY - Bronze, Bronze

To see the full results follow the link to the WineMaker Magazine website and click to download results.  https://winemakermag.com/1401-competition

You can read more on our blog......

 

STILL A FEW LEFT - CALIFORNIA PINK MOSCATO!

Light and refreshing on the palate with flavours of fresh strawberry, raspberry & cherry. Pink Moscato pairs great with fruit kabobs, spicy dishes, Chinese takeout and sweet desserts! This product is available in stores now.

 

 

THREE STUNNING CHOCOLATE INFUSED DESSERT WINES AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER!

We will be ordering in early June for expected delivery in September. Please get your name on the list at your favorite location in advance so that you are not disappointed!

  • New: Chocolate Salted Caramel Dessert Wine

New this year, this perfectly indulgent dessert wine is both sweet and luxurious. The velvety decadence of chocolate blends beautifully with rich, salted caramel and is sure to become a new favorite.

  • Chocolate Raspberry Dessert Wine

Back by popular demand, this flagship dessert wine is bursting with rich, intense flavours and aromas. Warm cherries and plums are supported by a racy zing of bright raspberry and luscious chocolate.

  • Chocolate Orange Dessert Wine

Also back by popular demand, this intensely flavoured dessert wine is full-bodied and rich, with complex aromas of bettersweet dark chocolate, along with ripe orange and marmalade flavours.

All of these dessert wines are: Oak: Medium, Sweetness: 7 (sweet), Alcohol: 17%

NEW ISLAND MIST COCONUT YUZU PINOT GRIS

Available in stores now!

Introducing a unique and delicious Island Mist flavour that will have you in a vacation state-of-mind with the first sip. New Coconut Yuzu Pinot Gris is flavoured with coconut water and has a tropical splash of Yuzu and hint of lime. 

PADDOCK WOOD BREWING CO - Spring 2015 Limited Run

 A varied selection of Paddock Wood Brewing Co. premium home brew kits have arrived! We have an unprecedented variety of seven different kinds. Check in stores for new offerings including: Dark Rye Ale, American Wheat and Yakima IPA. Returning selections include: Spitfire English Ale, Toucan Stout, Eye of the Porter and a few 909 (Ersatz 606) IPA.

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.

 

NEWEST BEER ADD-PACK: SAAZ PILSNER

In the craft beer industry today, more focus is being placed on emphasizing the characteristics of a specific hop. In this 2nd release of our Hop Series – we have brought Saaz to the front of this aromatic Pilsner.

Expect this Pilsner to be floral with a touch of spice - like a Czech Pilsner but with more aromatics. The dry malt finish adds extra complexity and leads into a great mouth feel and head. Using the suggested liquid yeast option will allow for a cooler and slower fermentation process, leaving the beer crisp, dry and malty. This add-pack is now available in stores, as well as last month's 1st release in the Hop Series - the Citra Pale Ale

This Add-Pack is currently available in store. To view these products click here.....

 

VERY FEW LEFT - ONE TRIO BLANCA, A FEW TRIUMPH, A FEW SUPER TUSCAN

There are very few limited release wines left. If you would still like one - grab it fast!                                                     

 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

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!

 

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.

 

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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