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Ask the Vintner about Primaries
POSTED February 7th, 2011 | 0 COMMENTS | POST A COMMENT
In February bring in food items or make a cash donation in our store for your local Food Bank and you will receive $10 off any World Vineyard wine kit. Not to be combined with any other offers.
POSTED January 24th, 2011 | 0 COMMENTS | POST A COMMENT
All winemaking relies heavily on a number of complex variables but the harvesting and making of Ice Wines take that process to a whole other level. It just so happens to be Ice Wine season and while Ice Wine itself is sweet and fruity, the behind the scenes harvesting is dark and cold.
POSTED January 15th, 2011 | 0 COMMENTS | POST A COMMENT
Just because it's Winter doesn't mean there are a lack of wine events. Whether you're on the East Coast or the West, this January has you covered in the wine festival department.
POSTED December 29th, 2010 | 0 COMMENTS | POST A COMMENT
If you are amongst the majority of the population, your holiday shopping is probably still going strong. Not to worry though, there is time left and if you're in the midst of looking for that great gift for the wine lover in your life, look no further. From beautiful stemware and decanters, wine racks and holders, corkscrews and stoppers, wine coolers and so many more perfect wine accessories, Better Living Through Design has the coolest of the cool ideas for any wine lover on your list.
POSTED December 16th, 2010 | 0 COMMENTS | POST A COMMENT
is this amazing wine cellar!
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The colder weather generally brings on traditional comfort foods like roasts, stews and hearty soups. Therefore our wine pairings with these dishes naturally adapt to the change of pace. Much as you might enjoy a glass of Rose with your Summer BBQ to cool things down, there's nothing like a full bodied rich red to heat things up during the cooler temperatures. But by no means does that mean the exclusion of our beloved white wine. There is one beauty that can hold up to all of these wonderful reds.
POSTED November 30th, 2010 | 0 COMMENTS | POST A COMMENT
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As you may know, wine barrels are used as containers in which wine is aged but they don't serve that purpose forever. Being that barrels are a natural product means that they do have a shelf life. But wine barrels can be expensive so in an attempt at revenue return and for eco-friendly purposes, many furniture designers are happy to take those amazing barrels off the hands of Winemakers.
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Ask The Vintner
Our mission at The Home Vintner is to teach you how to make the best micro brewery style beer at home. The Barons beer instructions included with your kit will walk you through the beer making process. I will provide you with a few tips to make you successful your first time. Always take your time, if you try to shorten the process you will end with a poorer tasting beer along with lower alcohol levels. Who would want that? Longer at every stage is better! Most of our beer makers have at least 6 carboys on the go at any given time. Note: even when you achieve the correct Specific Gravity (SG) there is more to learn, read more below!
Getting rid of CO2 by heating and the refining of wine:
Almost all wine served in North America is served at the wrong temperature, which impairs flavour and deprives the drinker of the ful expression of its character.
This recipe for the spicy meatballs that was paired with the Italian Primitivo, was created by Chef Nash of Fine Balance Catering, Airdrie. It was the right balance of fennel seed that did the trick!