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POSTED April 4th, 2016 | 0 COMMENTS
New ENIGMA from California has intense fruit aromas and notes of black cherry, coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Full bodied with a smooth, round finish.
POSTED July 21st, 2014 | 0 COMMENTS
What’s the skinny on new SKINNY MIST™? They’re fruit infused wines that are anything but skinny on flavour.
POSTED July 7th, 2014 | 0 COMMENTS | POST A COMMENT
Winexpert is pleased to offer an exceptional new rosé to the SelectionTM line this spring. New Australian Grenache Rosé has crisp hints of bright red cherry, fresh strawberry and a barely off-dry, refreshing finish. Only a limited quantity of this fantastic varietal was produced so get yours before they are all gone!
POSTED February 25th, 2014 | 0 COMMENTS | POST A COMMENT
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 sweet strawberry and watermelon for an irresistible, lip smackingly delicious Island Mist. See your retailer today to start this fantastic new wine!
POSTED February 25th, 2014 | 0 COMMENTS
Warmer weather is coming which means it’s the perfect time to get ready for all that summertime entertaining. Island Mist pairs perfectly with backyard barbecues, spontaneous happy hours or the kick off to a long weekend. You can enjoy your favourite Island Mist simply over ice, mixed with other spirits or blended with other Island Mist flavours. Be your own bartender this summer and develop your own signature cocktail. Need some inspiration? Here are some of our favourite Island Mist cocktails to get you started.
POSTED February 24th, 2014 | 0 COMMENTS | POST A COMMENT
The Barossa Valley is Australia’s quintessential wine region. Located in South Australia, Barossa Valley is one of Australia's oldest wine regions dating back to 1841. However, it wasn’t until the late 1900’s that Barossa Shiraz became well known internationally, and was considered its own unique style of Syrah. This style of big, full bodied Shiraz with rich notes of chocolate and spice has become synonymous with Barossa Valley and Australian wine in general.
POSTED November 8th, 2013 | 0 COMMENTS
Revel in LE2013! Five distinguished wines from some of the finest growing regions in the world.
POSTED September 30th, 2013 | 0 COMMENTS | POST A COMMENT
World Vineyard - three exciting new varietals, all with crushed grape skins. These wines offer the best of both worlds: enhanced body, mouth-feel, tannins with more authentic varietal character while at the same time, are ready to bottle in just 5 weeks. Newly designed contemporary bottle labels are sold separately to add that finishing touch to your wine.
POSTED September 5th, 2013 | 0 COMMENTS
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The most common reason given for wanting to leave out sulphites is a worry over allergic reactions. If a true allergy is at issue, leaving out the sulphites will not render the wine sulphite free, as yeast creates sulphites during the fermentation process. If a sulphite sensitivity is the worry, know that the amount of sulphite added to these kits is far less than required for commercial production. Often reactions to drinking wine are due to other causes and not the sulphites. (For a complete discussion of this topic, see our article "Red Wine Headaches - a thing of the past with Home Vintner wine kits.")
What is it about wine, especially red wine, that makes as much as a 1/3 of humanity unable to drink it without getting a headache? Drinking just one glass can trigger immediate discomfort, raise blood pressure, or morph into a days-long migraine. Hennie van Vuuren, director of the Wine Research Centre at the University of British Columbia, is pretty sure he's figured out the problem. He himself suffers from red wine headaches.
The Home Vintner sells a variety of quality wine bottles. We don't skimp on quality for style, nor do we carry lower quality options. When you are ready to bottle your wine you should be ensuring that you have the best bottles to protect your hobby and investment. We have had a recent surge in problem solving wine faults, and many have led back to bottle quality.
"Why is it necessary to add the fining agents (package #4) before transferring the wine must off the sediment that has built up in the carboy bottom? Wouldn't it be more efficient for package #4 to be added after the sediment has been removed?"
The longer you make wine kits, the more you’re likely to notice that even if you’re sure you’ll never drink 30 bottles of wine, they will soon vanish anyway. Between doling them out to friends or using them at parties or other special occasions, you’ll be surprised at how quickly you’ll use up your wine. And sooner than you expect, you’ll be dashing out to make another kit because you’ve run out.