THE OBAMAS MAKE HISTORY WITH HOMEBREWED WHITE HOUSE HONEY ALE
White House beermaking is a milestone in American culinary history that the Chefs will continue; there might even be Hops planted in the Kitchen Garden...
President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama made culinary history when they served homebrewed White House Honey Ale, made with a pound of honey from the White House Beehive, to guests at last month's Super Bowl party. They are the first presidential couple to ever charge their chefs with the ancient--and now wildly popular--art of homebrewing, according to White House Curator Bill Allman.
Try brewing your own Honey Golden Ale which is on sale in April, recipe in our stores.
OUR LIMITED EDITION UPDATE
January's Australian Shiraz/Viognier - a few still available at $146. A Best of Show award winner was used as the foundation plus 10% Viognier.
January's Pacifica White - sold out
February's Italian Primitivo - was sold out, however we were able to obtain another skid of this very popular offering at $146. This will be a beautiful wine worthy of ageing.
March's Gruner Veltliner - $141 - a few available
April's Portuguese Douro Tinto - $146 - now available
PORTUGUESE DOURO TINTO NOW AVAILABLE
Pre-ordered kits are now available for pick up. We did order a few extras so first-come-first served if you want one.
Portugal, particularly the Douro Valley region, is famous for producing port. Many of the grapes that go into the premium ports also make remarkable fine dry red table wines...
The entire Limited series read more...
FROM THE VINE SPRING EDITION NOW AVAILABLE
Winexpert's spring newsletter - articles include the return of Twisted Mist, the new Island Mist Cranberry Malbec, this year's Selection Estate Small Lots release, Selection International Spanish Rosé and the benefits of aging your Selection Limited Edition wines.
AIRDRIE HOME & GARDEN FAIR
April 30 & May 1 - come and visit The Home Vintner's booth at the annual Airdrie Home & Garden Fair. Be sure and enter our valuable Prize Draws!
Airdrie Home & Garden Fair is the largest Home and Garden show in Airdrie. The exhibition is full of features showcasing...
NEW ISLAND MIST CRANBERRY MALBEC
We are pleased to introduce our new Cranberry Malbec to the Island Mist line up at $66.95. The crisp tartness of Cranberry enveloped with the robust fruity structure of Malbec makes this a perfect blend.
COOL SUMMER DRINKS
With summer fast approaching...how about some great beverages to help keep you refreshed during those hot summer days? Pick up your free Island Mist recipe booklet the next time you are in the store.
ASK THE VINTNER
I understand that you are an authorized retailer for Winexpert, could you direct me to more info on this company? Winexpert's commitment to excellence, and dedication to delivering the highest quality products in the winemaking market, has made us the world's foremost supplier of premium wine kits. Our careful sourcing of supply, combined with state-of-the-art processing facilities and stringent quality control procedures continue to set the industry standard. Winexpert produces about 800,000 kits per year, the equivalent of an Olympic swimming pool full of wine which would fill 30 million bottles of wine.
RECIPES NOW AVAILABLE FOR OUR SUMMER CERVEZA BREWS
The Baron's Beer Kit is the novice's dream. Our unique beer-in-bag kit requires no boiling and no mess. The process is simple, and provides the home brewer with a quality brew time after time. A personal favorite, and recommendation for those who want a great summer beer is the Mexican Cerveza - nothing quenches better than this – light and easygoing. Fresh, bright, light bodied, clean flavour - great on the patio and beach. Comparable to a Pacifico. How about a lime, raspberry, wild blueberry or mango Cerveza? Recipes available in our stores now.
read more - step-by-step beer instructions
read more - our beer page
read more - our blog on Mango beer
NOW AVAILABLE IN APRIL
Twisted Mist $79.95 - It's time once again to get Twisted! Following the highly successful introductory launch of Twisted Mist last year we have decided to bring them back. Returning will be the popular Mojito and a reformulated Strawberry Margarita (not quite as sweet this time), also joining Twisted Mist will be new Lime Margarita and a Margarita combo-pack that produces 15 750ml bottles of Lime and Strawberry Margarita. All three Twisted Mists will be available the first week of April.
Selection International Spanish Rosé $129.95 - Last year Winexpert decided to take a break from Spanish Rosé but had so many e-mails from retailers and consumers alike that they missed their favourite summertime Rosé, that we are bringing it back for another season. Winexpert Spanish Rosé is a luscious combination of Spanish red and white grapes, including the silky and seductive Tempranillo, which together creates a perfect Spanish Rosé that should be enjoyed while young, crisp and refreshing. Available the first week in April.
click here to read product sheet
Barons Lime Lager $31.95 - No Spring would be complete without a light easy to drink beer. Last year we introduced Barons Lime Lager for the first time and it was a big success. This year we are bringing it out earlier for consumers to enjoy right from the beginning of the season. Barons Lime Lager is a refreshing American light-style beer with a bracing splash of pure lime flavour and a crisp zesty finish. Barons Lime Lager will be available in the first week of April.
COMING IN MAY - WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU PRE-ORDER THE 2 SMALL LOTS
Estate Small Lots 3 Continents Red and White will be available in May. To guarantee that you will obtain this limited product we recommend that you pre-order. Small Lots due to the scarce availability of this product - once they're gone, they're gone! New this year is the 3 Continents white. Well, last night I opened one of these precious bottles. To my great delight, aromas of rich fruits, black cherry, & chocolate filled the room. This wine is under a year - I cannot imagine what it is going to be like past a year and even at 2 years of age!
read Pat's blog on last years Meritage...
IN MAY - 2 NEW VINTNERS RESERVE
It's been a few years since Winexpert last released a new variety in the Vintners Reserve line. We are pleased to introduce two new products available in May. Diablo Rojo is a slightly off-dry red in response to many customers requests for this style of wine. Ángel Blanco is also a wonderfully blended off-dry white.
JOIN US ON FACEBOOK TO QUALIFY FOR OUR NEW MONTHLY DRAW
Join us on Facebook to enter our draw for a Selection wine kit. To qualify for the draw become a friend of The Home Vintner on Facebook. This months winner is: Tracy K from Rocky Mountain House.
MONTHLY STORE DRAW
Monthly, each wine or beer purchase automatically enters you into our monthly draw. Congratulations to Neil B, this months prize winner - pick up your decanter at the Airdrie store. Just for fun we drew for a 2nd winner - Shelley C. pick up your 6 crystal wine glasses in the NE store.
APRIL CALENDAR INCLUDING OUR FREE WINE & BEER MAKING CLASSES
At our free wine and beer making classes Paul demonstrates the making of a wine kit from the first steps right through to removing the CO2 and proper corking. Years of experience are shared, so the novice wine maker can be successful on their first attempt. For those who have made wine for years, there are new methodologies which will improve your end result. Also, step by step Paul walks through the making of a beer kit with secrets shared so your first kit will be a success. Pre-registration is required.
click here to view our April calendar...
WINE ON SALE IN APRIL $5 OFF
Vintner's Reserve - continues to set the standard in it's category by yielding wines of excellent quality, flavour and aroma.
Vintner's Reserve World Vineyard - featuring popular grape varietals, with grape juices and concentrates from some of the finest growing regions in the world, this 10 litre kit produces high quality wines that you can enjoy within one month after bottling.
Vintner's Reserve Pinot Noir $81.95 Gold Award Winner
This very popular grape produces a wine with very fruity, yet spicy characteristics. Pinot Noir has a velvety flavor resembling black currants, black cherry and raspberry fruit that is met with a fullness of aroma. Oak aging adds hints of vanilla, nuances of toast and a soft, smoky finish.
Pinot Noir is a notoriously fickle grape that expresses its origins like no other. It's a vine that needs to struggle to produce great wines but when it does the depth of flavors that range from cherry to cola can be explosive and the wines' bright acidity and gentle tannins make them approachable and widely appealing.
read more - wikipedia
Vintner's Reserve Pinot Blanc $70.95 Gold Award Winner
A versatile varietal grape which displays an agreeable dry, sharp, lightly fruity yet full-bodied taste. Vital and refreshing; perfect as both a sipping wine or as a match with cream sauce dishes, light cheeses and delicate meats.
Rich pear and citrus aromas on the nose with lively acid on the finish, this wine is a true example of a Cool Climate wine. The palate is full and creamy, with a dry finish.
read more - wikipedia
World Vineyard Australian Shiraz $84.95
Australia's route to fame on the world wine stage, Shiraz from Down Under offers lush berry aromas that beg for a hearty whiff. A wine of ripe fullness, its concentrated blackberry fruits and fragrant spiciness are a delight on the tongue. It has the uncanny quality of allowing early consumption despite its complexity and bigness'. Robust and lively, Australian Shiraz is a savoury treat
Lush berry aromas escape from the glass as you swirl to enjoy. Full flavoured with concentrated black fruits and spice on the palate. Serve with full flavoured beef dishes.
read more - wikipedia
World Vineyard Australian Chardonnay 77.95 Gold Award Winner
Supple and slightly buttery, this wine lingers on the palate with layers of toast and spice. Extremely versatile with foods, this is the ‘red wine’ of white wines, combining beautifully with grilled pork, chicken, fish, salads and cream-based pasta sauces.The single most widely-planted wine grape in the world, it is the Australians who boast the biggest, boldest, most easily identifiable version. This wine has peach and mango fruit aromas all enveloped in a vanilla-laden oak finish. Excellent with grilled pork, chicken, fish, and cream-based pastas.
read more - wikipedia
MAKE YOUR OWN BEER LABELS!
Removable White I.D. Labels - Avery 06498 Laser / Ink Jet available in our stores for $13.74. These are excellent beer labels because they stick, stay and remove cleanly. Go to www.avery.ca and click on...
BEER ON SALE IN APRIL $4 OFF
Canadian Golden Ale $31.95
A bold hoppy blond ale, it has slightly more hop flavour than typical Canadian beers. True to its style, this ale is malty but well-balanced, very crisp and refreshing, an exceptional beer for the North American ale enthusiast.
Visit us in store to find out more about our recipes to try with this kit. Varieties include honey, wheat, raspberry and blueberry golden ale.