The Home Vintner - The Home Vintner Newsletter - January 2017

 

 

JANUARY RELEASES ARRIVING SOON!

This year, Winexpert™ has sourced superior quality juice from Washington, California, Spain, Italy 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 LE16 collection offers something for every palate.

January's Limited Editions will begin to arrive now, a new batch arriving weekly. If you pre-ordered or pre-paid, your preferred pick up location will be in touch shortly to let you know when your kit is available. If you did not reserve ahead, fear not! Extras of these stunning wines are available in store, limited quantities.

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.

Find out more on our website 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.

Find out more on our website here

 

 

FIVE STUNNING LE16 WINE KITS FOR 5 CUSTOMERS!

Congratulations to the following customers on receiving an (upcoming release) LE16 wine kit.

G Frasier from our Olds location and an Online customer - receiving an LE16 Washington Cabernet Franc.

D Hoskins from our Cochrane location and an Online customer - receiving an LE16 Italian Vermentino.

Da.. Ward from our NW location - receiving an LE16 Milagro from Spain.

R Vadnais from our NW location - receiving an LE16 Blanc de Noir.

Al... Stewart from our NW location and an Online customer - receiving an LE16 Australian Grenache Cabernet with skins.

Note: all winning customers have been contacted. We have more than one customer with similar names.

NEW BLOG ARTICLES

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

• COMMERCIAL COMPARISON for LE16 Blanc de Noir - Gorgeous single varietal wine is from the San Joaquin Valley region of California. More here..

 WINE AND BEER TIPS

Fermentation Problems & Temperature - Winter is coming... Well, winter has arrived. This time of year, the temperature fluctuations we're known for in Southern Alberta can wreak havoc on the fermentation process. Learn more here...

Aging your Beer - Did you know that a well-crafted beer can benefit from a little bottle age just as well as some wines? Our knowledgeable staff are happy to find the perfect kit with ageing potential for you! Learn more here....

 

MONTHLY SPECIALS! 

WORLD VINEYARD - $5 off

VINTNERS RESERVE - 5$ OFF

BEER SPECIAL - BEER -  $4 OFF

Baron's Canadian Draught

Enjoy the smooth refreshing draught experience in your backyard this summer. Creamy beer with a sparkling golden colour. Lightly hopped to bring out the true, just-tapped flavour of pub-style draughts.

Optional Add-On-Pack Pairings: Our Black Pilsner add-on pack can be used to create a Black Draught, giving the kit a dark, roasted quality that's lighter in style than a Porter or a Stout, but with a similar flavour profile. Perfect for winter!

Read more about our monthly sales here...

PADDOCK WOOD - NOW AVAILABLE!

Yuletide Winter Ale & Spitfire Old English. These are some of our favourite kits right now, and there is still many months of winter left in which to enjoy these hearty styles. Limited quantities available, come quick or call any of our locations to reserve! 

 

 

EXCITING NEW LABEL PRODUCT!

 

We are pleased to announce that we are freshening up our selection of labels for the new year! We have finally been able to get ahold of a selection of labels for some of the hard to find blends or varietals.

We've started working with a new label provider, so next time you're in the store please check out the new selection. Some of the labels will be available in both formats.

 

 

 

 

  COMING SOON! SOMETHING SCOTTISH!

It has been an exciting Fall/Winter with new add on packs for the beer recipe lineup! Saison and Irish "Ole the Red" Ale were introduced over the last few months. This tease is to announce that coming very soon will be......

WEE TAD HEAVY - SMOKED SCOTCH ALE!

Winter is a great time to make something peaty and smoky - complex and flavourful! This add-on pack and more details will be arriving in stores in early January 2017.

 

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..

 

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......

 

 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 Lesa Cam......

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 Joe Dod.... from our Drumheller 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 Krista Miller(@MillerKrazy) Congrats! 

 

 

  

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