ANNOUNCING THE LE16 PROGRAM AND LINEUP!
Once again, The Home Vintner is pleased to offer the Winexpert stunning lineup of limited release unique wine blends and sought after varietals. We are particularly excited this year, as there are some very distinctive opportunities in the lineup! Five renowned regions, Five spectacular wines.
To view these wines, please find them on our website for LE16 here..
We are so intrigued by the lineup, that we will be blogging each month to dig deeper on exploring them. Please visit our blogs as we post more about - the individual wine varietals or blends, the five fantastic regions that the wines are coming out of, suggested commercial comparisons to taste and compare, as well as food pairings and recipe opportunities.
Blanc de Noir - San Joaquin Valley, California (March)
We have started off our blogs with a focus on this unique and still relatively unknown varietal. What happens when you press pinot noir gently and with limited skin contact? You get a white wine known as Blanc de Noir, or as it translates: white wine from red grapes.
Find this wine on our website here..
Dig deeper with a blog on Blanc de Noir here...
Learn more about the San Joaquin Valley here...
We strongly recommend reserving your wine kits in advance so you don't miss out! As always we will order some extra kits for point of purchase sales when they arrive in their selected months. We cannot guarantee product until it has arrived in our stores. Deadline to reserve your kits and take advantage of the discount program expires FRIDAY DECEMBER 2ND, 2016.
We are pleased to announce that we will be giving away one of each of these stunning LE wine kits!
Details in stores.
We are now fully into the swing of autumn, and it's not too late to lay in your stock of wine for the holidays! To help entice you to start your holiday wines now, we are pleased to offer our customers $5 off every single one of our regular lineup of 10L World Vineyard Kits. Any country, red or white, all of them - all month long. If you can't find the kit you would like at your regular Home Vintner location, we will order it in for you.
Fine World Vineyard wines here......
$5 off any regular priced 10L World Vineyard kit, not to be combined with other discounts. Excludes 12L World Vineyard Skins Kits, and limited release wines such as The Candidate and Pink Moscato.
THE HOME VINTNER IS HAVING A CONTEST!
See our contest flyer on the specials page of our website here....
DON'T FORGET TO GET YOUR BEERS STARTED FOR THIS AMAZING CONTEST!
One of the great things about our Barons Beer kits is the quality of the concentrated wort base. This has given us the ability to pair the kits with specialty yeasts and add-on recipes to achieve a large variety of craft beer styles. What Craft beer would you like to have available that we have not put out a recipe add-pack for yet? Start crafting! Take careful notes of your recipe, and enter!
THREE GREAT DESSERT STYLE WINES - STILL AVAILABLE IN STORES NOW, WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!
CLASSIC - CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY (almost gone!), NEW - PEPPERMINT MOCHA, - NEW - RED VELVET (almost gone!)
These amazing desert style wines are already almost sold out at warehouse! We will continue to stock as available, but please don't miss out. See the feedback section below for a customer review of the Red Velvet!
375ml Bordeaux-style (green) dessert wine bottles are now only $28.95 for a case of 24! We have sourced a special buy on these excellent quality bottles. Darker green to protect your dessert wine longer, and slightly taller to make bottling with the floor corker easier. Since your dessert wine CAN cellar for several years, we recommend synthetic corks to keep your wine secure.
FALL LIMITED RELEASE OF ISLAND MIST REFRESHMENT BEVERAGES
Find these two intriguing flavours in stores now! These limited products include the labels.
Cranapple Pinot Grigio - Crisp Pinot Grigio with notes of fresh green apple, festive white cranberries and a round finish. View product here...
Spiced Merlot - Merlot with aromas of spiced orange and brown sugar, notes of cinnamon and ginger for a lingering finish with a kick. View product here....
Find all Island Mist Refreshment Beverages here.....
WELCOME TO THE HOME VINTNER FAMILY!
ON TAP - OIL & VINEGAR
Just wanted to mention again our new satellite partner location in OKOTOKS, On Tap - Oil & Vinegar. Juliana has a beautiful shop at 22 McRae Street in the Olde Towne section of Okotoks on the main street. 403-995-1982 If you have not had a chance to stop by yet, please visit and welcome Juliana. She has been pleased to have met already some returning customers from the Okotoks area, and is looking forward to helping more of you!
Find On Tap - Oil & Vinegar on the web here: http://ontapov.ca/
Read our blog on Getting the Most out of your Satellite Location here........
WORLD VINEYARD PRODUCT LINE SPECIAL! - $5 off (Excludes 12L skins kits and limited release kits. Not to be combined with other discounts.)
VINTNERS RESERVE - 5$ OFF
BEER SPECIAL - BARONS PALE ALE - $4 OFF
One of our most popular beers, Pale Ale is a delightful interpretation of a classic English pale ale. It has a rich, chestnut color and an exceptionally full-bodied, complex character. Goldings hops give the Pale Ale its fragrant bouquet and spicy flavor. It is a flawless beer that opens with bright, perky high notes of maltiness and orange blossom and segues into a delectable hoppiness.
Add on recipe's and packages for this beer are almost endless! Maybe there will be a new one from the brew contest soon.
This kit pairs exceptionally well with our locally developed additions such as: IPA, Scotch soaked IPA, Liquor finished styles, Rye IPA, American IPA, Wee Piggy, WHITE IPA, and Citra Pale Ale! Ask in store for assistance to get started on one of these amazing craft beers.
Read more about our monthly sales here....
With Thanksgiving fast approaching - and the ABUNDANCE OF PUMPKINS - don't miss this golden (orange?) opportunity to brew your own "Thanksgiving in a glass" beer!
Recipe for roasted pumpkin Cerveza available in stores. Please ask staff for assistance.
Eclipse BraVado - Limited Release: Another fantastic blend- this Super Tuscan styled kit with grape skins will be a perfect long term addition to your cellar! Find BraVado here..... To find tasting notes on LE14 Super Tuscan read here......
California Pink Moscato - (World Vineyard Limited Release) This sweet rosé was a fast seller and quickly gone during it's first release run. There is limited Pink Moscato still available in warehouse! This wine took several medals at the 2016 international competition, including one from our staff member Kellie in Airdrie! Read more here......
NEW BLOG ARTICLES
• Blanc De Noir - With the surprising addition of such a unique varietal in the LE16 lineup, learn a little more about this style of wine here...
• San Joaquin Valley, California - Find out more about this abundant region, and why it is uniquely suited for Blanc De Noir here......
Taste Testing LE13 - With the LE16 lineup announced, find out what you can expect for longevity, quality, and ageing of your upcoming wines. Learn more here....
WINE AND BEER TIPS
Cold Conditioning - Can you use this to help clear your finished beer? Learn more here..
Hops Additions - Barons Beer kits take exceptionally well to additions, giving you endless opportunities to craft outside the box. Learn more here....
NEW LABELS AVAILABLE
We are pleased to now be able to offer a new label for DIABLO ROJO. Also now available are labels for TRINITY blends and MEZZA LUNA blends.
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 - Airdrie customer gives a sneak preview of the Red Velvet Dessert Wine!
Thank you to Dierdre P. from Airdrie for sharing your review on your pre-bottling taste test of the Red Velvet dessert wine! Dierdre found her kit to be very up front with the dark chocolate, (potentially more of a bitter chocolate as) not as sweet overall as she had thought it might be, but very balanced. She also noticed some darker fruit in the taste. From the excitement level, I would say that this kit has met and exceeded expectation! Thx Dierdre for sharing! Do let us know how the pairing suggestions work out for you.
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 Diane Se........
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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 Anne Boe....... from our Online Order store, and a Cochrane customer!
JOIN US ON TWITTER - MONTHLY DRAW
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Our monthly prize winner of a $25.00 gift certificate is Rob S (@rob_daxxxux ) Congrats!