The Home Vintner - The Home Vintner Monthly Newsletter - August 2011

August 2011

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Deadline - 4 Kits to Pre-order

Liquid Yeast for wine

Free yeast for European

Buyer Beware

Facebook Winner

Beer Planning

New Clients Comments

Monthly Prize Winner

New - Crushed Grapes

Wine & Beer Classes

Wine & Beer on Sale

We reward loyalty - every 11th kit is 1/2 price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 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 offer)

A FEW DAYS REMAINING TO PRE-ORDER - DEADLINE AUGUST 5

The hugely popular Chocolate Raspberry Port, Okanagan Peach Icewine, Blackberry Port and Selection International Gamay Nouveau are returning.  These must be pre-ordered by August 5.  All will then be available in  September.  Full payment is required with your order.

CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY PORT - PRE-ORDER REQUIRED 

Multiple Gold medal winner at the last 4 WineMaker Amateur Wine Competitions. Hugely popular, this wine is bursting with rich, intense flavours and aromas. With a traditional Port character of warm, rounded cherry and plum, supported by a racy zing of bright raspberry. Perfumed and gently tart with luscious liquid chocolate, beguiling with dark, bittersweet aromas of coffee and vanilla. Toasty hints of oak guide the way to a long, rich finish.

 

BLACKBERRY PORT - PRE-ORDER REQUIRED

Native to the Americas, Blackberries are busting with intense fruit flavours. Often used to describe Cabernet Sauvignon, blackberry aromas are deep and richly fruity. This, along with lingering tannins and a gorgeous deep purple hue make it an excellent foil for the broad richness of Port. Bright berry notes lift up this wine, making it a superb foil for intense cheese, roasted nuts and especially chocolate desserts.

OKANAGAN PEACH ICEWINE STYLE- PRE-ORDER REQUIRED

Gold Medal at the past 3 WineMaker Amateur Wine Competitions. The Okanagan Valley lies in the rain shadow of British Columbia's Coastal mountains. The region's very low annual average rainfall means that part of the valley is a true desert! In this climate grapes ripen to perfect intensity, with notes of honey, apricot and spice. Our Peach Icewine has deep floral notes, stone fruit and perfect sweetness, balanced with the sun-ripened perfume of a luscious peach.

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

GAMAY NOUVEAU - PRE-ORDER REQUIRED

Made with Gamay grapes sourced directly from France's Beaujolais region, Winexpert's Gamay Nouveau is a departure from our usual wines, where we recommend waiting 3 months or even longer to taste the first bottle. Gamay Nouveau is ready to enjoy on bottling day, and while it will improve for a year, its bursting fruit, joyfully hedonic aromas and easy-drinking character will make it unlikely for a bottle to last that long.

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click here for Gamay product sheet... 

LIQUID YEAST IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR OUR WINEMAKERS

Wyeast Laboratories revolutionized the home winemaking industry in 1986 when it introduced Vintner's Choice 100% Pure Liquid Yeast and Malo-lactic Cultures.  Now professionals and hobbyists worldwide count on the reliability, freshness, purity and extensive strain selection provided by Wyeast to produce fermented beverages of unequaled quality and diversity.  Special orders are welcome; let us know which Yeast you need.

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FREE LIQUID WINE YEAST WITH ANY EUROPEAN SELECTION INTERNATIONAL KIT

Purchase any European Selection International wine kit during August and we will give you a free package of liquid yeast, value $9.95.

We have carefully chosen select liquid wine yeast for our European lineup.  Our award Selection International series is already the best wine kits on the market.  Now with the introduction of liquid yeast, you can enhance the varietal characteristics, aroma and taste, moving them closer to the actual wine fermented in the vineyards.

French Cabernet Sauvignon
French Merlot
Italian Amarone
Italian Montepulciano
Italian Pinot Grigio
German Muller Thurgau

read the actual chosen yeast selections...

BUYER BEWARE - BY PAUL, OWNER

With 18 years of experience in this business I have seen many gimmicks and stores with bad advice come and go.  I think it is time to speak up.  This month I will address beer making.  When I do a wine & beer making class I always ask how many people have had really bad home made beer.  With almost every hand raised we then teach how to make excellent hand crafted beer.  We never sell beer kits in a can with the classic cidery home made taste.  No short cuts.  No expensive beer machines (good luck in trying to make one work).  The next time you see a beer making machine in a mall unscrew the lid and sniff the plastic odour.  The overall reputation of "Home Made Beer" is poor because of the bottom end of the brewers market.  The Home Vintner only focuses on the quality market.  When you can make such great world style beers why should you settle for anything less?

read what others have to say about beer machines...

JOIN US ON FACEBOOK TO QUALIFY FOR OUR NEW MONTHLY DRAW

Join us on Facebook to enter our draw for a $50 gift certificate. To qualify for the draw become a friend of The Home Vintner on Facebook. This months winner is: Rod N Lynne C from Rocky Mountain House, please see Wende in Rocky.

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BEER PLANNING

It is  time to start your fall stout so that it will be ready for those cool days by the fireplace.  Our award winning stout package is the only one available on the market.  Try using Irish Ale Yeast.

Cherries are now available on the market so try Pat's Cherry Porter using our Barons Brown Ale.  Recipes in our stores.

OUR AWARD WINING WINE IMPRESSES A NEW CLIENT!  THANKS WAYNE

I came to The Home Vintner from **** **** and what a change in product.  Having never made a Winexpert product before talking to Paul and Ron, I finally tried one!  After that I was hooked.  I had been making everybody's product .  Don't be fooled - there is a lot of poor wine out there.  The Home Vintner introduced me to Winexpert's products and now you can say the rest is history...

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MONTHLY STORE DRAW

Monthly, each wine or beer purchase automatically enters you into our monthly draw.  Congratulations to Randy H., this months prize winner - pick up your $34.95 Breathable Eisch Glass at the Airdrie store.

 

NEW PRODUCT WITH CRUSHED GRAPE SKINS

Coming fall of 2011 - new product release - 4 Selection International kits made with Crushed Grape Skins.  A limited number of the Chilean and Spanish will be available early August - then slowly supplies will increase until the introduction date in September.

Selection International with Grapeskins is one of the most exciting and timely kits Winexpert has produced, allowing the winemaker to choose a country of origin kit with excellent varietal character, bold flavours and aromas and full-bodied tannins, all in a wine that drinks well young and rewards patience.

Australian Petit Verdot
Spanish Tempranillo
Sicilian Nero D'Avola
Chilean Malbec Shiraz

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AUGUST CALENDAR INCLUDING OUR WINE & BEER MAKING CLASS

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 see our current calendar...

WINE ON SALE IN AUGUST - $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 Coastal Red Gold Award Winner

Red Burgundy Style - this varietal grape blend produces an exquisite, smooth, round, easy-drinking dry wine with fresh berry flavor. A wine of medium structure, not a great deal of tannin, but very engaging. Look for a smooth fresh blackberry and black cherry fruit on the nose and a lovely undertone of smoky, bacony, and Asian spice notes. A perfectly balanced mouth of red berry fruit leads to a clean, fine finish. Everyone is sure to enjoy this delightful aromatic red wine that is well rounded and balanced. This Burgundy can be consumed young, but ages well too.
Sweetness: Dry | Body: Light-Medium | Oak Intensity: None
read more - wikipedia

Vintner's Reserve Coastal White Silver Award Winner

White Burgundy Style - A fantastic blend of premium grape varieties with a finishing flavour profile that is distinctively French in style. A full-bodied wine with a robust flavor, accentuated by an aroma of fresh ripe peaches and apricots. Vital and refreshing, appealing to those who seek dramatic flavor in their white wines.
Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: None
read more - wikipedia

 

 

World Vineyard Australian Shiraz

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.

Savor the splashes of chocolate, spice and juicy strawberries on the nose. The flavour has equally impressive dark sweet fruit, closing with an impressive length. The Australian Shiraz holds its own with hard chesses and anything on the BBQ, from red meats to blackened fish.
Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Light
read more - wikipedia

World Vineyard Australian Chardonnay 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.
Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Light
read more - wikipedia

BEER ON SALE IN AUGUST - $4 OFF

Canadian Lager

A bright golden, smooth, easy drinking lager - with a true Canadian taste that delivers the perfect balance of sweetness with a slightly hoppy bitterness and medium body with a refreshing finish.  Clean and clear - crisp and cool.

To make a wonderful wheat beer use the Canadian Lager along with our add on bags of wheat, recipe in store.  Try Wyeast 1010 American Wheat yeast at $9.95.

Try Wyeast 2565 Kolsch yeast with all our Lager styles.

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