The Home Vintner - The Home Vintner Monthly Newsletter - March 2016

This year, Winexpert™ has sourced superior quality juice from Italy, California and Australia to bring you five impressive wines that will be a welcome addition to your cellar. Featuring unique blends and sought after varietals, the LE15 collection offers something for every palate.

If you pre-ordered or pre-paid please phone and let us know your desired pick up date. Extra Mosaic Red are available in limited quantities and Gewurztraminer Verdelho Muscat are starting to arrive!     

• February – Mosaic Red
     Paso Robles California
     (Merlot, Zinfandel, Petit Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon)

     • click here to see a one page PDF
     • click here to see a short video

 

• March – Gewurztraminer Verdelho Muscat
Murray Darling, Australia   

     • click here to see a one page PDF
     • click here to see a short video

 

 

Introducing new Island Mist Cucumber Melon Sauvignon Blanc. It’s easy drinking for those long summer nights. The aroma is fresh and fragrant like your favourite Sauvignon Blanc. Light and fruity, the sweet notes of the melon are the perfect complement to the clean crisp cucumber. Check out this product on our website.

 

Limited Release Selection Sauvignon Blanc Rose is arriving ANY DAY! Pale salmon colour with lovely tropical notes of pineapple and white peach with raspberry and cherry. The wine is off-dry but the vibrant acidity balances it out. Full and juicy, a crisp and refreshing finish makes this a perfect sipping wine.

 

Island Mist Hard Pink Lemonade and Hard Limeade returns in the last half of March! Now is a perfect time to prepare for those hot summer days ahead. 

NEW BLOG ARTICLES

Actual cost comparison between commercial beer at $288 compared to $49.95

Alberta opting for "economy beer" when they could make it at home

Eating, laughing and loving - now is the time to plan for your spring and summer events

We have received extra cider

We ordered extra LE15 Mosaic - read what Kellie has to say about it

• Recipes to pair with your LE15 wines.

Sweeter shipping to Fort McMurray and Rural.

 

PADDOCK WOOD BEER KITS HAVE ARRIVED

Phone ahead to reserve your beer kit. Lower prices reflect better shipping rates! Check out the incoming selection on our website
• Honey Amber Ale
• The Eye of Porter
• Kolsch
• Brown Ale
• American Red Ale
• Spitfire English Ale

 

FRUITY SUMMER BEER!

Most people don't associate fruit with beer, but some beers contain cherries, raspberries or peaches. Likewise, Belgian specialty beers can be flavoured with coriander or orange peel. We have recipes, add-on packs and liquid yeast to assist you in your selection. Fresh fruit should be pasteurized by adding it to some of the wort and heating it to 68 C for 20 minutes, just before the boil. This will kill any spoilage organisms in the fruit. Be sure not to boil the fruit, since this can cause a permanent haze. 

For our all-grain beer makers we have expanded our selection of grains. Check online for availability.

 

FILLING YOUR WINE BOTTLES

Using a bottle filler is an excellent way to get a consistent level of wine into your bottles.   A rigid tube and a one-way valve allows you to control the headspace in each bottle.  It also helps prevent excessive splashing and agitation of the wine, which can lead to oxidation.

Bottles should be filled so that the wine is about one inch away from the bottom of the cork, you don’t want to leave a lot of airspace. There needs to be enough room under the cork for the compressed air to sit. The care and attention you take when filling your bottles will go a long way to keeping your wine fresh and unspoiled.

 

 

WINE AND BEER CLASSES

 

Give someone a bottle of wine and they are happy for a day. Teach them how to make their own wine and they are happy every day.

Over 20,000 people have attended our wine and beer making courses since 1993. Join us as we walk you through the steps.  The cost is $25 per person. If you have taken this course before and would like a refresher, there is no charge for you and a guest.

Classes are now posted - click here to go to our event calendar... NOTE: Rocky Mountain House classes are also on our calendar page.

Thanks Matt - Great place for the home vintner or beer maker. Friendly knowledgeable staff and reasonable prices. Since taking their course I have purchased most of my kits here and have had great success with my wine.

 

SPECIAL OFFERS IN MARCH

VISIT OUR SPECIAL OFFERS PAGE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THESE SPECIALS

World Vineyard French Cabernet Sauvignon - $5 off

World Vineyard Italian Pinot Grigio - $5 off

Buy any Vintners Reserve, get a second one for $10 off

• Barons Canadian Lager - $4 off

 

REFERRAL CARDS - 10% OFF YOUR NEXT PURCHASE 

We truly appreciate you referring The Home Vintner to your family and friends. When the new vintner or brewer makes their first kit purchase, you both will receive 10% off the regular price of any wine or beer kit. Referral cards are available in all our stores.

 

 

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Our monthly prize winner of a $25.00 gift certificate is Andreas Ahrens (@aahrens83) Congrats! 

  

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