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The Home Vintner Wine Guild brought home 38 medals in an impressive showing at this year’s Alberta Amateur Winemakers Provincial Competition, including Winemaker of the Year and Best of Show.
POSTED May 16th, 2012 | 0 COMMENTS | POST A COMMENT
NEW Pineapple Pear Pinot Grigio. Winexpert is proud to announce our newest Island Mist flavour. Pineapple Pear Pinot Grigio leaps out of the glass with juicy sweet pears, succulent, ripe pineapple and a bright and flowery fragrance. Read all about it here. Pineapple Pear Pinot Grigio will be available, in stores, March 12, 2012.
POSTED February 20th, 2012 | 0 COMMENTS | POST A COMMENT
The Italian Brunello and Italian Amarone in our Selection International with Grape Skins varieties is now available - huge demand! Please phone first to see if we have stock. The 4 grape skin products have been very successful and we are excited to be adding these 2 very popular products to this line. Many of you will recognize these kits as all 6 have been Limited Editions from previous years.
POSTED April 3rd, 2012 | 0 COMMENTS | POST A COMMENT
We want to keep you apprised of our upcoming new products from Winexpert, the premier winemaking company in Canada. If you want to be the first to receive any of these products we always have a sign up sheet to guarantee your placement.
This delicious wine leaps out of the glass with juicy sweet pears, succulent, ripe pineapple, and a bright and flowery fragrance. Firm acidity from the Pinot Grigio gives it mouth watering juiciness and a refreshing finish.
POSTED March 14th, 2012 | 0 COMMENTS | POST A COMMENT
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All beer bottles are not created equal. When we think of beer, most of us agree that brown is the classic bottle colour. There is good reason for this, because brown, or "amber" really is the best for protecting your suds from ultraviolet light, the main culprit for causing beer to taste "skunky". Everyone has had one of those, but chances are good that the offending brew did not come from a brown bottle.
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.
Research provided by GlassRite Research Data – May 2008 – ISBN 1-84405-386-5. Glass offers protection from UV light that can affect wine and beer quality. The correct quality of the glass and colour can enhance the protection of your wine and beer. Thinner bottles and poor colouring have implications for its ability to protect your wine. Light & short wave lengths in the UV & blue end of the spectrum causes chemical reactions within the wine which shows up as “wet dog and cooked cabbage”! This reaction is known as Light-Struck and can occur within hours of exposure to light.
Barons Premium Beer Kits offer you 7.5 litres/2 US gallons of high quality concentrated wort to use with conventional brewing equipment and create a natural beer of outstanding flavour. Since there isn't even a need for boiling, the Barons kit allows you to create your own microbrewery-style beer quickly and easily. Winexpert uses state-of-the-art processing and rigorous quality control procedures throughout the process of creating this beer kit, finishing off with unique, user-friendly packaging that preserves product freshness. This ensures the perfect product to begin your brewing experience.
This month The Home Vintner is sending our charity donation to FINCA Canada. FINCA's mission is to provide financial services to the world's lowest income entrepreneurs so they can create jobs, build assets and improve their standard of living. They accomplish this by offering small loans and a savings programme to those who do not have access to traditional banks, believing that even the poor have a right to financial services. With these loans, families can invest in, and build, their own small businesses, increasing their income-earning capacity. Worldwide, the clients post repayment rates of over 97%! FINCA Canada is a registered charity and 93 cents of every dollar donated to FINCA directly supports client services.
We're excited to announce that after much research, The Home Vintner has sourced ingredients to make a gluten-free beer kit which also includes gluten-free brewing yeast.
Barons Premium Beer Kits offer you 7.5 litres of high quality concentrated wort to use with conventional brewing equipment and create a natural beer of outstanding flavour. Since there isn't even a need for boiling, the Barons kit allows you to create your own microbrewery-style beer quickly and easily. Winexpert uses state-of-the-art processing and rigorous quality control procedures throughout the process of creating this beer kit, finishing off with unique, user-friendly packaging that preserves product freshness. This ensures the perfect product to begin your brewing experience.
Most people simply enjoy their wine and give no thought to what has gone into it to produce the delicious final product. But as a wine kit maker, you know there's more to winemaking than simply crushing grapes and letting them ferment. You add some unexpected things as you make your wine, but even you might be surprised at what those things are actually made of.