The Home Vintner - The Home Vintner Monthly Newsletter - June 2011

June 2011

In this newsletter

VinoAir free with...

Pints for Prostates

Referral Program

Provincial Results

Aging Wine

Seasonal Releases

Twist for the summer

Spanish Rose

2 Small Lots

Wyeast Liquid Yeast

Ltd Edition update

2 new Vintners Reserve

Facebook Winner

Monthly Prize Winner

Calendar including Wine & Beer Classes

Wine on Sale

Beer on Sale

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WE REWARD LOYALTY - EVERY 11th KIT IS 1/2 PRICE

 

JULY LONG WEEKEND HOURS:

Fri July 1 - Closed 

Sat July 2 - noon - 4:00

Sun Jul 3 - noon - 4:00

OFFER EXTENDED - FREE VINOAIR WITH ANY ESTATE PURCHASE value $24.95

During June purchase any Estate Series wine kit and receive a free VinOair.  Ingenious construction complemented with optimal convenience, this on-bottle wine aerator does it all: serves up a perfect pour, eliminates drips, and fully aerates and oxidates your wine for maximum flavour and quality. Using innovative technology, the VinOair wine aerator has a specially designed, dual venturi chamber that pulls twice the vacuum as the leading venturi aerators to more fully oxygenate your wine (unlocking premium flavors and aromas), while the sleek, compact size makes for effortless portability.

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PINTS FOR PROSTATES FUNDRAISER

Winexpert is pleased to announce that we will be supporting this years Pints for Prostates campaign.  In honor of Father's Day during June, $1 will be donated for every Barons Beer kit purchased.

read more about Pints for Prostates...

REFERRAL PROGRAM

We truly appreciate you referring us 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 kit.  Referral certificates are available in our stores.  Cannot be combined with any other offers. 

 

 

ALBERTA'S WINEMAKER OF THE YEAR PLUS 38 MORE PROVINCIAL AWARDS

Ron of the NW Store is Alberta's Winemaker of the Year!  Pat from the Airdrie store took Best of Show in White Wine.  Congratulations to The Home Vintner Wine Guild in winning another 38 awards at the Alberta Amateur Winemakers Provincial Competition making our grand total for both Provincial and National an even 500. 

We will be submitting 21 of Alberta's total of 30 allowed to the Nationals in June.  In the eight annual WineMaker competitions Winexpert has won 1546 medals.

read our blog on this...

AGING YOUR WINES

Many wine makers have a lot of misconceptions about aging their wine by assuming that ALL wines improve with age.

Not all wine kits are created equal.  Most kit manufacturers don't invest money in creating wine kits that have the structure and complexity to age properly.  Our Winexpert brand does!  Hence the 500 Provincial & National awards for our Home Vintner wines.  All kit manufacturers enter wines into these competitions - Winexpert always dominates.

read the entire blog...

SEASONAL RELEASE SCHEDULE

The hugely popular Chocolate Raspberry Port, Okanagan Peach Icewine, Blackberry Port and Selection International Gamay Nouveau are returning.  The products are all pre-order items with a deadline of July 31st.  All will then be available in September.

Full payment is required with your order. 

 

click here for Chocolate, Peach, Blackberry product sheet...

click here for Gamay product sheet...

TWISTED MIST FOR THE SUMMER

Twisted Mist 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.

SPANISH ROSE

Selection International Spanish Rosé 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 now.

click here to read product sheet

A HUGE FOLLOWING ON OUR 2 SMALL LOTS AVAILABLE ONCE A YEAR

Our Small Lots 3 Continents Red and White sneak in and out without a sound.  Those who discover this unique offering wait for the event every year.  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!

pdf for 3 Continents Red click here
pdf for 3 Continents White click here
Click here for the rest of Pat's blog on last years Meritage...

WINE & BEER MAKERS - WYEAST LIQUID YEAST IS NOW AVAILABLE $9.95

Wyeast Laboratories revolutionized home brewing in 1986 when they introduced 100% Pure Liquid Yeast Cultures.  Hobby brewers worldwide count on the reliability, purity and extensive strain selection provided by Wyeast to produce wine & beers of unequalled quality and diversity.  Some liquid yeast is available  at 14 St NW, NE and Airdrie. 

To read more click here.

 

 

EXCLUSIVE PROVIDER OF 500 ML BEER BOTTLES

Did you know that we are an exclusive provider of these reusable capable beer bottles in Southern Alberta?  Glass storage is our choice for aging our beer.  This beer bottle has become so popular that we know bring them in by the skid.  For those who prefer a pint we also offer a 650 ml bottle. 

read more about beer products...

 

OUR LIMITED EDITION UPDATE

March's Austria Gruner Veltliner - $141 - available

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April's Portuguese Douro Tinto - $146 - available

watch video

Paul's blog on all 5 - read more... 

MID JUNE - 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 June.  Diablo Rojo (81.95) is a slightly off-dry red in response to many customers requests for this style of wine.  Ángel Blanco ($77.95) is also a wonderfully blended off-dry white. 

$10 OFF SELECTION INTERNATIONAL

Offering some of the finest styles of 100% pure varietal grape juice harvested from great winemaking regions outside of North America.

On sale in June - Southern Hemisphere
Australian Chardonnay
Australian Traminer-Riesling
South African Pinotage
South African Chenin Blanc

 

 

JOIN US ON FACEBOOK TO QUALIFY FOR OUR MONTHLY DRAW value over $100

Join us on Facebook to enter our draw for a Selection Original wine kit. To qualify for the draw become a friend of The Home Vintner on Facebook.  This months winner is: David M.

MONTHLY STORE DRAW

Monthly, each wine or beer purchase automatically enters you into our monthly draw.  Congratulations to Merle D. from the NE store, this months prize winner of 6 Bohemian Crystal wine glasses.

 

 

 

JUNE CALENDAR INCLUDING OUR WINE & BEER MAKING CLASSES

At our 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.  Payment of $25 per person is payable at the class.  Each student will receive a coupon worth 15% off their next wine or beer kit.

click here to view our June calendar...

WINE ON SALE IN JUNE $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 White Zinfandel $82.95 Bronze Award Winner

This a fantastic rose!  Sweet plums dance across your palate.  A refreshing, medium bodied wine with a touch of sweetness and crispness with a flavourful finish.  Complete with Winexpert's innovative F-pack, this blush favorite displays the trademark pink hues and a soft, refreshing taste that make it particularly enjoyable as a chilled delight on a summer afternoon.

Sweetness: Off-Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: None

read more - wikipedia

Vintner's Reserve Riesling $73.95 Gold Award Winner

The pride of German winemaking, this popular varietal is a highly aromatic with apple, peach and pear at the forefront mixed with delicate floral undertones with honey and spice on the nose.  On the palate, our Riesling echoes the apple, pear and peach along with citrus and tropical nuances.  This Riesling picks up a noticeable "minerality" from its native soils, explaining why hints of slate or limestone can be exhibited.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Light-Medium | Oak Intensity: None

 read more - wikipedia

World Vineyard Chilean Merlot $87.95

Originating from the world famous Maipo Valley wine region in Chile.  This wine is a dark inky purple, the open nose is alluring and bold with aromas of spicy plum, coffee, raspberry and blackberries.  The generous palate is complex and loaded with intense fruit flavours.  You can expect blackcurrant, plum, dark cherry and raspberry fruit with bittersweet chocolate nuances, a hint of toasty oak and light herbal spiciness.  The structure is superb with just the right amount of acidity to balance the deep fruit flavours.  The finish is lengthy and elegant.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Light

read more - wikipedia

World Vineyard French Sauvignon Blanc 80.95

Steely, grassy, herbaceous - the classic traits of Sauvignon Blanc.  Sourced directly from the French countryside, crisp and dry, this wine is best enjoyed young.  The aroma of Sauvignon is unmistakable with its green leafy notes, gooseberry fruit, mineral and melon.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Light-Medium | Oak Intensity: None

read more - wikipedia

 

BEER ON SALE IN JUNE $4 OFF

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.  Notes of a citrus background.

Liquid yeast option - either 1098 British Ale or 2565 Kolsch

read more - wikipedia

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