The Home Vintner - The Home Vintner Newsletter - December 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUR AIRDRIE LOCATION IS MOVING!

The Airdrie store will be moving after Christmas!

We will be closed for 2 weeks over the Christmas holidays, and then on to our shiny new space!

Contact our NW Calgary store over this time at 403-284-0486 or toll free at 1-888-222-0486, located at
# 4 - 4404 - 14 St NW . More info TBA.

 

 

LAST CHANCE TO PRE-ORDER THE LE18 COLLECTION!

Get $10 off each kit when you pre-order, deadline to pre-order has been extended to late December!

Continuing the rich and celebrated tradition of excellence and ingenuity, the LE18 collection is a showcase of much-loved varietals and unique standout blends. From bold and sumptuous reds to light, bright, and subtly sweet whites, the LE18 collection offers something for every wine lover.

January 2019: California Black Cab $134 ($144 regular price)

Cherry, red berries, cassis, spice, soft vanilla. Vibrant acidity & smooth tannins.

January 2019: New Zealand Fume Blanc $130 ($140 regular price)

Tropical fruits, gooseberry, melon, grassy notes, gentle vanilla oak & bright acidity.

February 2019: Chile Corazón blend $134 ($144 regular price)

Juicy black & red berries, cherry & plum with underlying oak & smooth tannins.

March 2019: California Symphony Gewurztraminer $130 ($140 regular price)

Floral & peach aromas, tropical & stone fruit flavours. Crisp & bright with subtle sweetness.

April 2019: Italian Barbaresco style with grape skins $149 ($159 regular price)

Cherry, red berry, licorice & spice, with firm tannins & a long finish.


PRE-ORDER NOW! You can call 403-284-0486, or pre-order online HERE. 

 FOR OUR LIMITED EDITION CUSTOMERS IN AIRDRIE, WE HAVE ARRANGED A LOCAL PICK-UP LOCATION FOR YOU.

TEMPERATURE & FERMENTATION:

Keep your carboys warm & toasty!

Every year when the colder weather sets in, we get calls from customers with stuck fermentation issues! Many times, the simple explanation is temperature. Yeast gets pretty sedate in cold weather. The result can mean sluggish or stuck fermentations , excessive carbonation in the wine and/or prolonged clearing periods. Reduce these possibilities by ensuring a constant temperature of 

20 to 23 degrees C , while keeping in mind that ambient room temperature is never the same temperature as fluid. Measuring temperature with a liquid thermometer or a stick-on thermometer is strongly recommended, as fluids usually have a lower temperature than the surrounding air.

Keeping liquid temperatures between 20 to 23 degrees C will also allow for more consistent specific gravity readings.

Keep primaries and carboys away from “heat sinking” areas, i.e., concrete floors, windows, doors, walls with exterior exposure, and any areas where temperature can vary. Brew belts are excellent ways to ensure constant fermentation temperature.

Paying extra care and attention to the points above will go a long way to ensuring consistent success.

 

 

NEW SEASONAL BEERS

Now in Stores!

New kits arriving every week!

Email us to get on the Half-Hitch newsletter, new styles coming in all the time! info@thehomevintner.com

 

LIMITED RELEASE NOW A REGULAR!

BY POPULAR DEMAND!

Australian Muscat, Californian Chenin Blanc, Washington Gewurtztraminer & Chilean Viognier

Pacific Quartet now a regularly stocked product, give us a call to set one aside for you so you're not disappointed! 

 

ON SALE IN DECEMBER

 

VINTNER'S RESERVE KITS 

ALL Vintner's Reserve Kits on Sale!
$10 off for all of December

WORLD VINEYARD KITS 

$10 Off World Vineyard Chilean Malbec

$10 Off World Vineyard German Muller Thurgau

 

 

 

COMING UP AT THE HOME VINTNER: 

Holiday hours for the month of December

NW Calgary - Dec 24- 10 am to 4 pm
Dec 25 - CLOSED
Dec 26 - noon to 4 pm
Dec 31 - 10 am to 4 pm
Jan 1 - CLOSED

NO DECEMBER CLASSES, STAY TUNED FOR JANUARY'S SCHEDULE! 

DON'T FORGET TO ENTER OUR MONTHLY DRAW!

Facebook Draw

To enter, become a friend of The Home Vintner on Facebook. This month's winner of a $25.00 gift certificate is  Brent Cald...

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 In-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 Wat….. from our N.W. Calgary location.

 

Twitter 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 Russ Swain @highpockets18, Congrats! 

 

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