The Home Vintner - The Home Vintner Newsletter - November 2016

 

 

 

ANNOUNCING THE LE16 PROGRAM AND LINEUP!

 

DEADLINE TO RESERVE FOR DISCOUNT IS DECEMBER 2ND 2016!

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.

Cabernet Franc, Yakima Valley, Washington

Cabernet Franc is often found as one of the main staples in a Bordeaux style blend. This fantastic varietal is making headway as a stand alone wine, allowing the uniqueness of the region to shine!  This LE16 selection is extremely versatile, medium tannin and body, HUGE nose, fruit forward and balanced with spice.

Dig deeper with a blog on Cabernet Franc here...

Learn more about the Yakima Valley Region here.....

 

Vermentino, Tuscany, Italy

Ripened to a more aromatic expression on the nose and palate from soaking in the warm Tuscany sun, this wine is expressively refreshing. Think of flavours like white peach, green apple, fresh lime and even a bit of dried tarragon on the finish. On the palate, it has a quenching acidity that makes your mouth water with delight and a delicate weight that allows this wine to be sip-worthy on its own.

Dig deeper with a blog on Vermentino here....

Learn more about the Tuscany Region and white varietals here....

RESERVATION DISCOUNT PROGRAM!

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. 

RESERVE YOUR LE16 WINE KITS THROUGH OUR DISCOUNT PROGRAM HERE.....

We are pleased to announce that we will be giving away one of each of these stunning LE wine kits!

Details in stores.

 

 NEW STAINLESS STEEL GROWLERS!

We are pleased to be able to offer Premium quality 64oz double wall insulated, and single wall Stainless Steel Growlers!

Keep your beverage cold - (or hot) for extended periods of time, while retaining freshness and carbonation. Can be used for beer, wine or Kombucha as well as hot drinks. Never worry about breaking your glass growler again! This is a perfect product for the at home brewer, and a great gift idea!

Pre-chill in the fridge for a few hours, then fill with your home brewed craft beer. Instant on hand home brewed beer, free from sediment and ready to enjoy! Can also be used for chilled wine or Island Mist refreshment beverages.

Find this product on our website......

Note: both growlers ARE 64oz, one is larger to accommodate double wall.

NEW ACCESSORY for EZ-CAP BOTTLES

We now have available these accessory handles to attach to the existing cage apparatus on your EZ-Cap bottles.

Find these, and replacement seals for our new stainless growlers here.....

 

 MONTHLY SPECIALS! 

WORLD VINEYARD - $5 off

VINTNERS RESERVE - 5$ OFF

BEER SPECIAL - BARONS BROWN ALE -  $4 OFF

Deep chestnut coloured ale with a full-bodied, roasted malt flavour. Precisely balanced with hop flavour, aroma, and maltiness to bring out this beer's true character! This brown ale is more full bodied and flavorful than lagers in general, thereby providing a nice autumn or winter drink as well as many food pairing possibilities. With its smooth mouth feel, lightly roasted sweet malt taste, and subtle nutty butteryness Baron's Brown Ale makes for a great fall favourite!

Optional Add-On-Package Pairings:

Try pairing this kit with our Hemp Nut Brown Ale Style Recipe Pack + Wyeast. See the write up on this fabulous beer in the Add-Pack section. Also is an exceptionally base for our Stout add on package and suggested Wyeast. This combination produces a complex and award winning Stout, that will age and continue to improve in the bottle for several years.

Visit our stores to find in store recipe's to pair with this kit, such as Honey Brown Ale or Maple Brown Ale.

Read more about our monthly sales here...

 

  NEW ADD PACK RECIPE!

We are excited to announce this new add-pack recipe to our locally developed beer recipe lineup!

Irish OLE THE RED Ale (lol) is our craft interpretation of a popular Irish Red Ale. Expect this beer to be a deep copper brown with moderate pale yellow head/lacing. Enjoy the taste of roasted malt with a nice biscuit or bready nose and sweet caramel-molasses at the finish. While this is a darker style beer, it is more medium than full in the body, making it great to enjoy in the winter!

This add pack is designed to pair with Barons Amber Ale and Wyeast 1084 Irish Ale or 1450 Denny's Fave 50. 

 DON`T FORGET TO SUBMIT YOUR RECIPE FOR CONTEST!

See our contest flyer on the specials page of our website here.... Deadline to submit: Dec 9, 2016.

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 and enter! 

 

            ONE TIME SPECIAL OFFER - WHILE STOCK LASTS!

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.

 

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE SATELLITE UPDATE 

Wende and Ole are working hard to continue to service our Rocky Mountain House clientele. While product delivery to RM is less often, you can still take advantage of the great service and loyalty discounts through our representatives there. Most important is the need to keep your customer account information up to date on your file so that you are sure to receive email notification when we are doing a product run!

Next scheduled run: orders need to be in to Wende by end of day Wednesday November 9th!

The last run went very well, with several customers having the opportunity to order kits and supplies without any shipping costs. We will try to give a bit more notice for the next supply run. Please continue to contact Wende to order your kits and supplies, and to UPDATE your file! Reach The Home Vintner in Rocky Mountain at: 403-844-4858. You may log into your account at any time to view your kit purchases here..

Read our blog on Getting the Most out of your Satellite Location here........

  

STILL AVAILABLE 

Dessert Wine Limited Release: Chocolate Raspberry kit availability is ONLY THE STOCK THAT REMAINS IN-STORE! Red Velvet is almost sold out at warehouse, but still available. Peppermint Mocha is still available. Find these amazing kits here....

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......

Island Mist Limited Release: 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. View product 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

Cabernet Franc - Not just for Bordeaux style blends, and not the same as Cab Franc from France! More here..

Yakima Valley Region - It's all about the nose for this region. More here...

 WINE AND BEER TIPS

Specific Gravity and Skins Kits - Have you ever wondered why your initial gravity may be lower than expected at start up? Learn more here..

Wyeast has a new look! It's now even easier to choose your yeast strain. Each strain shows appropriate styles, each style shows suggested strains. You can also dig deeper on your chosen style of beer to learn more about it. This is a GREAT resource. Learn 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.

 

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 Rob Es......

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 Eric Gou....... from our Airdrie Location!

 

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 Kevin Keijko (@KevinKiejko ) Congrats! 

 

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.

 

  

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