The Home Vintner - The Home Vintner Newsletter - May 2017

 

 

SOMETHING VERY EXCITING IS ARRIVING!

Exclusive for our Home Vintner Customers : Half Hitch Premium 23L Full Wort Kits  - bringing this local family made craft beer into your cellar! Each preorder is pulled fresh when brewing a batch.  From their brew house to your cellar - how much more exciting can that be?

We are very excited to pair up with this family owned and operated microbrewery out of Cochrane! Now you can brew the same great beer at home - FRESH and LOCAL! CLICK HERE TO visit our product pages to learn more about Half Hitch Brewing Company, the beer kits, and how to order 

TWO NEW WYEAST - LIMITED IN STOCK

 We have brought in a limited amount of two new yeasts to try out. Currently available:
 
Wyeast # 3031-PC Saison-Brett Blend.
          Beer Styles: Saison, Brett Beer, Mixed-Fermentation, Sour Beer, Wild Specialty Beer, Belgian Strong Ale.
 
Wyeast # 3726-PC Farmhouse Ale
          A perfect strain for farmhouse ales and saisons!
 
Please call or email our NW or Airdrie locations if you want one of these yeasts - as we have limited available. View this product here....
 
 
 
 
 

AVAILABLE NOW!

Just in time for Summer, Pink Moscato is back! Light, refreshing flavours of fresh strawberry, raspberry and cherry. Slightly off dry and a crowd pleaser. Placed bronze in the 2016 Winemaker Magazine International Competition - from our wine guild!

 
Available now, call ahead to reserve! Don't miss your chance for this delicious summertime wine. Goes FAST, so Please reserve your kits in advance! View this product here....
 

 

NEWEST ADDITION TO THE ISLAND MIST LINE!

We are very excited to introduce the new Island Mist Apple Berry Syrah, just in time for (long overdue) Spring! NOW AVAILABLE!

Aromatic and fresh, Apple Berry Syrah's mouthwatering flavours of juicy apple, succulent strawberry, plump blueberries and ripe raspberries will give you that fresh-from-the-fruit-stand feeling all year long. Sip slightly chilled, or enjoy over ice topped with sparkling water for a refreshing summer spritzer that's always in season.

Find this on our website here

 

LIMITED SECOND RUN: HARD PINK LEMONADE

Refresh your Patio with summertime favourite Hard Pink Lemonade! With just the right balance of sweet and tart, these Island Mists are perfect on the patio. Please contact your nearest location to reserve, these kits go fast! Or, reserve by email by clicking here, please include which store you wish to pick up and how many.

Available in the coming weeks, MUST PRE-ORDER!

 

 The Home Vintner Degassing Machine!

One of the problems in Calgary and area is our higher altitude. It can be difficult to remove the C02 gas from the wine after fermentation ceases. We recommend removing the excess gas from the wine right after stabilizing, as a high C02 concentration can also impede the ability of the clearing agents to bond properly. We dissuade our customers from beating the gas out of the wine with attachments connected to a drill, as after a number of days with this abuse to the wine, it can make the wine taste “tired” including the loss of fruit forwardness. If the “fizziness” remains in the wine it will have a slight edge and will mask the wine's proper characteristics. Our vacuvin hand pumps work very well at removing the gas , but our degassing machines are available at all our stores to rent, dramatically reducing the time required to remove the gas.

Call to reserve the degassing machine for your next batch.

 

 WINE AND BEER TIPS

Simmering your Wort! When and when not to simmer your wort - Learn More Here...

Bottle Stink! - Getting the most out of your wine starts with the bottles. Learn more here....

The Art of the Hop - Experimenting with hops can lead to some amazing results. Learn more here...

 

LE16: LIMITED QUANTITIES LEFT!

This year, Winexpert™'S LE16 line has been immensley popular, but we still have a small amount of product left:

  • Milagro - SOLD OUT
  • Vermentino & Cabernet Franc- SOLD OUT
  • Grenache Cab (with skins!) - Limited quantity available! Call ahead to reserve.
  • Blanc de Noir - Limited quantity available! Call ahead to reserve.

 

Kombucha! Starter equipment, AVAILABLE NOW!

 Making your own lightly fermented tea styled beverages at home is growing in popularity by the day! We have many different bottle styles available that are suitable and safe for storing a carbonated beverage. For this grouped together equipment package we have chosen the 1 litre clear EZ-Cap style bottles. This seems to be the bottle of choice from the home market.

 READ MORE HERE

 

 

MONTHLY SPECIALS! 

WORLD VINEYARD - $5 off

VINTNERS RESERVE - 5$ OFF

BEER SPECIAL - BEER -  $4 OFF

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.

IBU's: 18 Original Gravity: 1.046-52

Optional Add-On-Pack Pairings: 

Try this kit with our  Black Pilsner add on package with  Wyeast 1084 Irish Ale to create a Black Draught.  Dark, roasty and balanced with smooth malt flavors and moderate hop bitterness.

Read more about our monthly sales 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....................

 

 

VICTORIA DAY LONG WEEKEND HOURS 

 Holiday Hours!

 NW & Airdrie store:

 Saturday May 20: NW- 10-5pm, Airdrie 11-5pm

 Sunday May 21: Both stores - Noon-4pm

 Monday May 22: Both stores - CLOSED

 

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 Mitch W......!

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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 Gary W.. 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 Maritess (@skultechM0M) Congrats! 

 

   

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