The Home Vintner - The Home Vintner Monthly Newsletter - August 2016

 

 

 

INTRODUCING BRAVADO : LIMITED RELEASE ECLIPSE SUPER TUSCAN FROM VENETO ITALY!

This new Limited run Eclipse is available now in stores until the limited varietal buy from the Tuscany region of Italy runs out! After the hugely popular Forza release came and went, this Super Tuscan has already been disappearing as fast as it can be stocked! Let's just say that demand has far exceeded expectation across the country. If this trend continues, do not expect to find this kit available in the Eclipse lineup for too long. We are TRYING to keep this kit in stock, please phone your location first before heading in if you want to make sure a kit is there for you!

Another fantastic blend- this Super Tuscan styled kit with grape skins will be a perfect long term addition to your cellar!

Expect a medium ruby colour with inviting aromas of dried fruit and smoky leather notes. The palate is round and full with rich cherry and plum leading to warm vanilla and a hint of spice. Bold Red, Full Body, Heavy Oak, Dry, ABV 14%.

Find Eclipse BraVado here... To find tasting notes on LE14 Super Tuscan read here....

Learn more about the Veneto Region of Italy here....

To find a Potato, Mushroom and leak Pizza recipe to pair with this wine, follow link here..... Note that this recipe would also go well with LE14 Super Tuscan and The Candidate Red!

FALL LIMITED RELEASE OF ISLAND MIST REFRESHMENT BEVERAGES

Expected for September, these two intriguing flavours are back! They have been renamed to more adequately enable customers to decide if the flavour combinations are what you are looking for. These limited products include the labels, and will be priced the same as our regular Island Mist lineup.

Cranapple Pinot Grigio - Crisp Pinot Grigio with notes of fresh green apple, festive white cranberries and a round finish.

Spiced Merlot - Merlot with aromas of spiced orange and brown sugar, notes of cinnamon and ginger for a lingering finish with a kick.

Find Island Mist products here........   To get on the wait list for one of these September release kits click here....

 

OPENING SOON - NEW OKOTOKS PARTNER LOCATION!

We have been working hard to get a Satellite Partner location in the Okotoks area, and hope to be announcing the GRAND OPENING very soon. We will be sending out a special edition Grand Opening Invitation email, and look forward to seeing you there! We will have The Home Vintner staff on location for this event to welcome you, answer questions, and help you to find the items you need! Please come out and join us in welcoming and meeting your new location partner!

 

CELLAR BUILDER SUMMER SALE!

This Summer, SELECTION™ wants to help you get on the Best Cellar List.  To help build-up an award-worthy cellar, 17 fantastic wines will be featured throughout June, July and August.  

August's SELECTION™ Critics Choice - all $10 off.

This month SELECTION™ is featuring wines that are on the top of the Critics Choice List. This sale includes one of our most popular Italian Skins kits!

Click on any of the above wines to learn more about them. To read more about Amarone style of wine read more here......

 

 THREE GREAT DESSERT WINES

We expect our preorder of dessert wines to arrive end of August 2016. We will be contacting everyone on the prepay, preorder or wait list when they arrive. To learn more about these wines if you have missed preorder click on the product below.

CLASSIC - CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY NEW - PEPPERMINT MOCHA - NEW - RED VELVET

Email for wait list here.....     (Please include your phone number, how many of your selected kit, and the location that you wish to pick up at.)

 

STILL AVAILABLE 

California Sauvignon Blanc Rosé - (Selection Limited Release) We have a few kits left in stock!  Pale salmon colour with lovely tropical notes of pineapple and white peach with raspberry and cherry. Very few remain in warehouse. Read more here.....

California Pink Moscato - (World Vineyard Limited Release) This sweet rosé was a fast seller and quickly gone during it's first release run. If you are interested in having one of these limited release Moscato's - don't wait too long. Read more here......

Wold Vineyard - The Candidate: Red and White. These limited release wines are currently still available from warehouse. Learn more about these wines here.......

 

MONTHLY SPECIALS! 

WORLD VINEYARD - 5$ OFF

VINTNERS RESERVE - 5$ OFF

BEER SPECIAL - BARONS REDWOOD ALE $4 OFF

Deep copper with hints of garnet and amber.  Big, round, rich, full-bodied brown ale in the English style - our Redwood has a complex taste with perfect balance.  It is full of flavour, with notes of toast, fruit and nuts.  The superior maltiness and body in this flavoursome ale are derived from a special blend of blonde and crystal malt.  Full and refreshing.

Craft outside the box with our add pack recipe for Redwood Chocolate Ale: Includes the addition of chocolate malt and our recipe.  The final product is an extremely dark, rich ale.  Redwood is a favorite because it is snappy and robust.  The chocolate creates a great background flavour that in it's own way is a bit mellow, which leaves a very characteristic taste that lingers on the palette.

Also can pair with Wyeast 1728 Scottish Ale or 1187 Ringwood Ale.

READ MORE about our monthly sales here.....

 

NEW BLOG ARTICLES

It's all about AMARONE! - With this fantastic Skins kit on sale this month, this is a perfect time to learn more about how this wine is different. Read more here.....

Tasting Notes on LE14 Super Tuscan - With a new Super Tuscan styled limited release available, let's find out how the last release has held up to cellaring. Read more here......

Getting the most out of our partner Satellite locations - These store partners have lots to offer. Find out why you should use yours more here.........

Grape Skins and enhancing your wine kits - Is this a tip or a blog? It's all good, and worth knowing. Read more here.....

 

 WINE AND BEER TIPS

Can I bottle my wine with used commercial bottles? - Yes AND no! You need to think first about protecting your hobby/investment. Learn more here... in Ask the Vintner.

Fruit Flies - While we have highlighted this problem recently, this tip NEVER gets old! Keep on top of these pests! Read more here....

 

 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... 

 

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.

 

 

Customer Feedback this month - Facebook Review Airdrie Location -  5*

I had such a lovely experience on July 18, 2016 in Airdrie. I was completely clueless as to where to start on my wine making journey; however, Kelli kindly answered all (probably 20) questions I had, and even recommended calling her when I started this process, and if something wasn't panning out right. I look forward to building a life-long relationship with Home Vintner, as this has always been a strong passion of mine, and I have not had the opportunity to pursue it until now. We need more places with this kind of customer service in our society. Cheers - Jenna Y, Airdrie Customer.

 

If you have feedback for us on any of our locations, we welcome your input! Email here....................

 

JOIN US ON FACEBOOK TO QUALIFY FOR OUR MONTHLY DRAW

To enter, become a friend of The Home Vintner on Facebook. This month's winner of a $25.00 gift certificate is Frederick Ha.... of Fort McMurray.

click here to like us on Facebook... 

 

MONTHLY STORE DRAW

Each month, every wine or beer purchase automatically enters you into our monthly draw.  This month's winner of a $25.00 gift certificate is Matthew L..... from our NW Calgary store!

 

JOIN US ON TWITTER - MONTHLY DRAW

Join us on Twitter @TheHomeVintner to keep up with the latest news, events, sales, questions and comments.

Our monthly prize winner of a $25.00 gift certificate is Tim (@timfortier) Congrats! 

  

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