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THE HOME VINTNER NEWSLETTER

FEBRUARY 2010

 

In this newsletter.........

 

1. Feedback on our New Website                                      5. Limited Edition Wines

2. World Vineyard/Vintners Reserve Promo                    6. Winemaking Class

3. Wine Appreciation Evenings                                          7. Family Day Store Hours

4. Open House – Airdrie store                                           8. Sale Wine & Beer

 

FEEDBACK ON OUR NEW WEBSITE

 

Feedback has been very positive on our new website @ www.thehomevintner.com .  We have had numerous “hits” daily! Paul's Blog is now operational, we have links to our Facebook page, information on our wines, videos, calendar updates, FAQ's, etc. We are hosting a “Grape Weekend Getaway” at Goldeye Centre Retreat in March. Information about this fun event can be found on the website by clicking on Calendar. Make sure you check out all these new features on our website.

 

WORLD VINEYARD / VINTNERS RESERVE PROMOTION

 

This month we are featuring the top five medal winners from both the World Vineyard and Vintners Reserve collection.  Buy any two of the wines listed below & receive a carboy at half price, OR

one free case of bottles!  The international medal winning wines are:

 

World Vineyard Vintners Reserve

Australian Chardonnay – Gold                                                            Coastal Red - Gold

German Muller-Thurgau – Gold                                                          Pinot Noir - Gold

California Zinfandel Shiraz – Silver                                                     Pinot Blanc - Gold

Italian Sangiovese – Bronze                                                              Chardonnay - Gold

Spanish Tempranillo – Bronze                                                            Mezza Luna White - Gold

 

These medals were awarded at an international level of competition, presented by WineMaker Magazine.  Thousands of wines are entered, and competition is always fierce.  Winexpert kits consistently win more awards every year than any other.  Handcraft any one of these wines and discover why The Home Vintner Wine Guild has achieved 425 Provincial & National medals and awards. Think about joining our Guild and entering YOUR wines into competition this year.

 

WINE APPRECIATION EVENINGS

 

Join us and learn how to judge wine, and pair specific wines with compatible cheeses! This is always a fun and educational evening for all. Paul will guide you through each wine looking at appearance, aroma/bouquet, acidity, body, balance , flavour and finish. Then each wine will be paired with an appropriate cheese, and the discussion begins! Most people are amazed how a cheese can change the flavour of a wine. Cost is $15 per person for this event.  Dates are as follows:

 

Northeast Calgary Store – February 18th @ 7 pm. Call 403-291-4888 to register.

Northwest Calgary Store – February 23rd @ 7 pm. Call 403-284-0486 to register.

Cochrane Store – February 25th @ 7 pm. Call 403-851-8155 to register.

Olds Store – March 4th @ 7 pm. Call 403-556-7629 to register.

 

OPEN HOUSE, AIRDRIE – SATURDAY FEB. 6th

 

Join us for our Open House @ Airdrie on Saturday, February 6th , from 1:00 to 4:00 pm! Paul will be in attendance to answer your winemaking and beermaking questions, discuss your handcrafted wines, and show you how to judge and enjoy a fine wine.

Even if you stay for a little while or longer, make sure you fit us into your Saturday schedule.

You will be sure to leave with a better understanding of the style of wine that best suits your palate.

 

LIMITED EDITION WINES

 

Remember – the February Limited Edition, Australian Petit Verdot has arrived. It is best described as a “Super Cabernet” - this is a wine for special occasions. Learn more about this years five Limited Edition wines by logging onto our website www.thehomevintner.com & watch a personal video presentation by Tim Vandergrift, Technical Manager @ Winexpert. Paul always orders extra Limited Editions in anticipation of customers wants. Call your Home Vintner location to reserve the wines of your choice and remember – if you order any five in total, you will receive a Vinturi Wine Aerator at no charge, retail value of which is $ 49.95 – WHILE QUANTITIES LAST!

 

FREE WINEMAKING CLASS

 

Rocky Mountain House – Saturday, February 20th @ 1:00 pm. Call Wende @ 403.844.4858 to register.

We would like to congratulate Wende on her immediate success in opening a

Home Vintner store in Rocky Mountain House! Her hard work and

dedication has resulted in many loyal and satisfied customers in

the Rocky Mountain House community.

 

FAMILY DAY, FEBRUARY 15 – Store Hours (excluding Satellites)

 

Our Family Day store hours will be 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

(except Airdrie, which is always CLOSED on Mondays)

 

WINE ON SALE $ 5.00 OFF

 

World Vineyard Chilean Malbec

World Vineyard German Muller-Thurgau

 

Vintners Reserve Valpolicella

Vintners Reserve Piesporter

 

BEER ON SALE $4.00 OFF

 

Barons Canadian Draught

 

Barons Amber Ale

 

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