The Home Vintner - The Home Vintner Newsletter - December 2016

 

 

 LAST CHANCE TO RESERVE LE16 AT A DISCOUNT!

DEADLINE TO RESERVE 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.

Milagro, Valencia, Spain

Three of Spain's great red varietals, Tempranillo, Garnacha and Bobal bring their lush and hedonistic qualities to the accompanying full-bodied and well-structured Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Together this blend unfolds with black and red fruit characteristics, cherry cola, anise and white pepper with a powerful yet supple mouth-feel.

Dig deeper with a blog on the Milagro blend here...

Learn more about the Valencia Region here.....

 

Grenache Cabernet, Riverland, Australia

This stunning blend with skins is from the Riverland region of Australia - where big reds can develop to their full potential. Cabernet Sauvignon, the undisputed "king" of grapes, is a big, bold character that has strong tannins while young, yet unwinds with age to a smooth, velvety texture that is worth the wait. Flavours like black currant (cassis) jam, cigar box and black olive will arise and marry well with the Grenache.

Dig deeper with a blog on Grenache & Cab here....

Learn more about the Riverland region 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.

 

IDEAL STOCKING STUFFER!

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 AMBER ALE -  $4 OFF

Malty rich flavour and body. This reddish ale has slightly more bitterness than typical ales but its maltiness gives a nice balance between sweet and bitter. Our unique blend of crystal and amber malts gives this ale its incredible character.

Optional Add-On-Package Pairings:

Our NEWEST add-on recipe pack is HV Irish "Ole the Red" Ale -  for a smooth take on a great craft 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!

Visit our stores to find in store recipe's to pair with this kit, HV Tartan Ale, HV Roggenbier (German Rye Beer), or Winter Spice Amber Ale recipe.

Read more about our monthly sales here...

 

  NEW ADD PACK RECIPE!

We are excited to announce another new add-pack recipe to our locally developed beer recipe lineup! Last month we introduced a craft version of an Irish Red Ale, this month,

SAISON! Expect your Saison to be refreshing, dry and well carbonated! There are lots of variations on the market, this one should be coppery orange yellow, citrusy sour smell, coriander and a slight bitterness with a tart taste, peppery with a graininess and an earthy aromatic reminiscent of rye beer.

This add pack is designed to pair with Barons Canadian Pilsner and Wyeast 3711 French Saison.

 LAST CHANCE 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! 

 

  375ML Bordeaux Bottles still on sale!

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.

 

DRUMHELLER SATELLITE UPDATE 

Our satellite store in Drumheller is located at 97 Bridge Street, and is currently sharing space with its sister business, Water Pure and Simple. The Home Vintner has been in partnership with Mike and Nina Burfield since 2006, and have been working together ever since to satisfy Drumheller’s wine and beer making supply needs. Together we offer a great selection to choose from, and Mike and Nina are always happy to accommodate customers with special orders.

Remember, The Home Vintner's Customer Reward Program - 11th kit at ½ price – also applies at the Drumheller location! Additionally, with the purchase of a wine or beer kit, Water Pure and Simple gives you free Reverse Osmosis bottled water.
 
We hope to see you soon at Water Pure and Simple soon, or call 403-823-7088 for more information.
 

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE SATELLITE UPDATE

Next scheduled run: Wende is compiling orders to book another delivery, don't miss out!

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..

COCHRANE SATELLITE UPDATE

This month's feature cheese is the AMAZING Le Lotbinière, a Gouda-style cheese with a delicate aroma and a subtle sweetness. Pair with a crisp, cold beer and/or make a fondue! On sale all month!

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

 

 

STILL AVAILABLE 

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

Grenache Cabernet- A cellar worthy blend with fruit appeal up front, with the promise of cigar box and rich structure to age. More here...

Riverland Australia - known for it's consistent and high quality vintages. More here..

 WINE AND BEER TIPS

Oxidization and your Wine - Have you ever wondered what causes your wine to oxidize, and then go off Learn more here..

Getting the most out of your Barons Beer Kit - Choose from 21,500 potential combinations to customize your Barons Beer Kit the right way, a mathematician confirmed it! 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 Julie Ben......

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 Ian Nob..... from our Okotoks 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 Doctor Dave (@Dave209april) Congrats! 

 

 

  

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