The Home Vintner - The Home Vintner Monthly Newsletter - March, 2010
March 2010

MARCH LIMITED EDITION HAS ARRIVED!

The Limited Edition Pacific Quartet is here!  This off-dry white was originally offered in March 2007, and was an instant hit.  Vidal from British Columbia gives spiciness and stone fruit.  Chenin Blanc from California gives a wonderful melony-honeyed aroma with hints of apple.  Gewurztraminer from Washington contributes lychee, rose petals and floral notes, and Muscat from Australia's Murray-Darling Valley gives wonderful grapey notes with dried fruit and hints of orange peel.  

Those who pre-ordered can pick up at their Home Vintner location, or phone or drop in to take advantage of the extras that Paul has ordered.

GO FOR GOLD CANADA!

Go for your own Gold Medal winner!  Not only has The Home Vintner Wine Guild won 425 Provincial and National awards, but every one of our Limited Edition wines has won International medals.  We have ordered extra of the South African Shiraz, California Lake County Trio Blanca, Australian Petit Verdot, Pacific Quartet, and Italian Brunello for any of our customers that would like the opportunity to handcraft their own medal winner.

Watch the video by Tim Vandergrift on these 5 limited editions, click or paste into your web broswer - http://www.limitededition20.com/wines 

THE HOME VINTNER WINE GUILD IN-HOUSE JUDGING

On Saturday March 6th at noon members of The Home Vintner Wine Guild will be gathering at the Airdrie store to categorize and judge wines they intend to enter into Provincial Competition this year.  If you are interested in joining the Guild and entering your wines into competition, give us a call for further information at (403) 284-0486.

WINE APPRECIATION SEMINARS

Learn how to judge wine and pair specific wines with compatible cheese and chocolate.  This is always a fun and educational session.  Paul will guide you through each wine, looking at appearance, aroma/bouquet, acidity, body, balance, flavour and finish.  Then each wine is paired with cheese and chocolate.  Cost is $15 per person, space is limited so an RSVP is a must!  Dates as follows:

Thursday, March 4 at 7 pm at the Olds store
call (403) 556-7629 to register

Thursday, March 11 at 7 pm at the Airdrie store
call (403) 912-6323 to register

Saturday, March 27 at 1 pm at Rocky Mtn House store
call (403) 844-4858 to register

PRIVATE FUNCTIONS

The Home Vintner is officiating a private function hosted by one of our customers on Saturday, March 13th.  This is typical of one of the many events we encourage our customers to organize.   At this particular event we will be pairing cheeses and chocolates with wine, and educating them on hosting their own events, either in their homes or for fundraisers.

It's always rewarding when someone in the session starts out claiming that “wine all smells the same to me.”  By the end of the class, they are so excited, because now they can pick out the different characteristics of the wines.  “I can smell chocolate, black currents – WOW! How did I miss that before?  Does that cheese ever change the taste of that wine!  I'll never think about chocolate the same way again.”

Keep this in mind if you are looking to host a private event for a group of 12 or more, or any fundraisers you are involved in.    Call (403) 284-0486 for further info.

FREE WINEMAKING CLASS

Paul demonstrates the making of a wine kit from the first steps right through to removing the CO2 and proper corking.  Years of experience shared so that 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.

Wednesday, March 17 at 7 pm at the Northwest Calgary store
call (403) 284-0486 to register

FREE ADVANCED BEERMAKING CLASS

This class is for those who are already making beer and want to advance their hobby and learn more about beer styles.  The Home Vintner secrets for making the best beer ever will be revealed from the best of show India Pale Ale to the top Stout in Canada.

Wednesday, March 24 at 7 pm at the Northwest Calgary store
call (403) 284-0486 to register

"GRAPE WEEKEND GETAWAY" AT GOLDEYE CENTRE RETREAT, NORDEGG, AB
March 26 - 28, 2010

Includes workshops on Building Your Vocabulary / Wine Appreciation / Cheese, Wine & Chocolate.  Cost is $240 per person and includes all meals, foods & wines during workshops and hotel room.  Call 1 (877) 721-2102 or goldeye@telusplanet.net for bookings and inquiries.

WANTED

WANTED: A WINE LOVER to act as Community Relations Officer of  The Home Vintner.  This is a part-time earnings opportunity to work with community organizations such as service clubs, sports groups, and others to offer wine appreciation and tasting events for their members.  These are fun social events which can also benefit their fund raising programs.

Please call Paul at (403) 284-0486.

WINE ON SALE IN MARCH $5 OFF

Vintners Reserve Mezza Luna White
Vintners Reserve Mezza Luna Red
World Vineyard California Zinfandel / Shiraz
World Vineyard Australian Riverland Reserve

BEER ON SALE IN MARCH $4 OFF

Barons Canadian Golden Ale and
Redwood Ale

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In this newsletter...

March Limited Edition

Go for Gold Canada!

Guild In-House Judging

Wine Appreciation Seminars

Private Functions

Free Winemaking Class

Free Advanced Beermaking Class

"Grape Weekend Getaway"

Wanted - Community Relations Officer

Wine & Beer on Sale

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