The Home Vintner - The Home Vintner Monthly Newsletter - January 2012

January 2012

In this newsletter

January Limited Editions
Welcome Groupon
Cochrane
Buyer Beware
3 New Wine Projects
7 Sensational Wines
On Line in Progress
Filtering Wine
Facebook Winner
Monthly Prize Winner
Unique Beer Products
Wyeast Order has arrived
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)
 
 
 
 
 
 
       

Winexpert is the world’s largest manufacturer of consumer winemaking products

Our wine products are supported by knowledgeable, dedicated staff.  In addition to helping choose the right wine, we will help you discover an exciting new experience...
the wine and beer making lifestyle.
Become a winemaker or grow your winemaking skills with Winexpert wine kits, equipment, supplies, and (most importantly) advice and ideas.
 
 
 
 
 
 

JANUARY LIMITED EDITION WINES ARE NOW AVAILABLE!

Click here to view this years Limited Edition videos - with complete written descriptions of our five 2011 Limited Edition wines. 

Washington Meritage - now available
South African Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon - now available
California Petite Sirah/Zinfandel - February
German Traminer Spatlese - March
Spanish Matador Trio Red - April

 

click here to read our 2 page pdf on the 2011 line up...

WELCOME GROUPON CUSTOMERS

We will honour your Groupons after they expire. Click here to see our Event Calendar to find a convenient date for you to attend a wine & beer making class and then reserve your seat - either phone us at (403) 284-0486 or email us at info@thehomevinter.com.

OUR COCHRANE STORE MOVES TO A NEW AND LARGER LOCATION

The Cochrane store has moved to 252 River Avenue.  This new location is very spacious, thus allowing us more room to better serve our customers. This means we will have more supplies in-stock, and our beer aficionados will be thrilled to hear all our new recipes, and beer add-on packages, will be available at this new location!   This also means more room for wine and beer
making classes, so now is a good time to sign up!

 

BUYER BEWARE

Fur balls in my beer, tired oxygenated wine and corks popping. Why?   Again, bad advice with outdated information.   Are you still using a 20 year old computer?  The Home Vintner prides itself on researching the most up to date information on wine and beer making techniques.

 

If our staff ask you a lot of questions about what you are making, it's because they want you to get the most from your wine and beer kit.   Spend some time on our web site or better yet attend one of our classes; over 9,000 people have.

Our staff have taken winemaker of the year, beer maker of the year and 16 of them are certified in the winemaking excellence program. So ask questions, we are always prepared to offer you the right advice.

NEW WINE PRODUCTS NOW AVAILABLE

Domaine de Brumes
4 Selection International with grape skins
World Vineyard Australian Shiraz/Mourvedre
World Vineyard German Traminer Reisling
Island Mist Cranberry Malbec 

 

Click here to see the full line up.

 

 

 

FOLLOW OUR WINE MAKER OF THE YEAR IN 3 WINE MAKING PROJECTS

I don't have time to make wine - this is a unique step by step presentation showing the actual time involved in making a Domaine Des Brumes wine kit.  So far, from  start to finish is one hour, in a few months I will filter and bottle and then record the total time.  click here to follow.

 

Our newest products are Limited Releases from previous years with the addition of grape skins.  Click here to follow Ron as he makes an Australian Petit Verdot.

 

Estate German Mosel Valley Gewurztraminer with Chablis liquid yeast is looking great - click here to follow.

 

7 SENSATIONAL WINES!

We are proud to announce that 7 of our wine kits were named the top wine kits in their varietal category in the December issue of WineMaker Magazines Top 100 Wine Kits.  These 7 kits also won Gold Medals at the 2011 WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition including Best in Show Kit Concentrate for our Estate Series Lodi Ranch 11 Cabernet Sauvignon which is a must for every wine cellar!

 

These achievements continue to reinforce the award winning quality you can expect when you make wine with Winexpert wine kits.

 

click here to see the entire list...

 

ON LINE FOR BEER & ALL SUPPLIES

Good news for our out of town customers - we are working day and night preparing our website for on line shopping.  Initially we will be offering:

beer kits

beer supplies

wine supplies

 

Wine kits will not be available on line at this time. 

 

 

THE HOME VINTNER WINE FILTERING SYSTEM

Adding "polish" to a wine's appearance is the number one reason home winemakers elect to filter their wines.   It adds a glassy and pure look to the wine that is simply appealing.   Filtration will not make a cloudy wine become clear. That is not its purpose.

Our filter rentals are to be used only for Winexpert kits. Some wine kits on the market contain dyes and glycerin which will often clog the filter and you will be unsuccessful in completing the process.  Winexpert wine kits contain no added chemicals, just pure varietals.

Click here to see the video...

Click here to read the step by step instructions...

JOIN US ON FACEBOOK TO QUALIFY FOR OUR MONTHLY DRAW

Join us on facebook to enter our draw. To qualify for the draw become a friend of The Home Vintner on Facebook. This months winner of a $50 gift certificate is: Hugh B of Canmore

click here to become a friend on facebook... 

 

MONTHLY STORE DRAW

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

JANUARY CALENDAR INCLUDING OUR WINE & BEER MAKING 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 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...

UNIQUE TO THE HOME VINTNER

Love a Belgin Wit, Cherry Porter, India Pale Ale, how about an award winning Stout?  We have packaged add on kits available to add to our Barons beer kits.  With full recipes we walk you through to success. 

click here to check out our beer page

 

WYEAST - WOW WHAT A DIFFERENCE!

A new shipment of liquid yeast will be arriving the first week of January.  We place a liquid yeast order as soon as our fridge is empty.  If you have a specific liquid yeast that you want, let us know and we will order it for you.  Price remains at $9.95.

click here to see products available

 

WINE ON SALE IN JANUARY - $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 Vieux Chateau du Roi (a.k.a. Chateauneuf-du-Pape style)

The aroma of this red features a complex mélange of ripe cherries, blackberries and bell peppers. Another of the
"Grande" wines for the red wine lover. This fruit-forward blend is medium-bodied, soft and quick to mature, this is the perennially popular French red wine blend that continues to keep them coming back with its smooth, easy charms. A Winexpert specialty blending a host of grape
varieties, each contributing to the layers of aroma and flavours that make this so special. Complex and full of
character, yet supple and easy drinking.

Vieux Chateau du Roi is deep red and aggressive with complex flavours resulting from a blend of grape varieties
which layer flavours and aromas of ripe fruit, berries, plum, spice, and oak.

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

Click here to read more about the 13 blends with the Popes from 1303.

Vintner's Reserve Piesporter Silver Award Winner

Named after the village in Germany's Mosel wine region world-renowned for its high quality wines, Piesporter is characterized by a vivid fruitiness and lively balancing acidity.

Our Piesporter is made from Riesling grapes, the kit includes both dried elderflowers and the Winexpert Finishing Pack which will round the sweetness and intensify the flavors. The elderflowers contribute to the floral aromas.

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

Read more... 

World Vineyard Spanish Tempranillo Bronze Award Winner

Gorgeous ruby red in colour, this medium-bodied wine is Spain's answer to Cabernet Sauvignon, with berry, plum and herbal notes running to a lush finish of tobacco, leather and vanilla.  Spanish Tempranillo shows the black cherry, raspberry, plum and tobacco notes of the varietal, but the wine tends towards lushness and an overflowing of soft, ripe tannins, rather than bright fruit. Vanilla and spice notes in the oak give way to a beguiling hint of dark coffee on the finish.

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

World Vineyard French Sauvignon Blanc

Steely, grassy, herbaceous the classic traits of palate-cleansing Sauvignon Blanc are here in this version sourced directly from the French countryside. Crisp and dry, this
refreshing wine is a fabulous match with food, as its full, fresh flavours and wonderfully balanced acidity make it essential with chicken, fish and grilled vegetables.

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

Click here to read more...

BEER ON SALE IN JANUARY - $4 OFF

Canadian Pilsner

Light in colour - slightly more hop flavour than typical domestic lagers with a smooth finish.  This Pilsner is for those who want more flavour than found in a Canadian style beer.  The flavour is balanced between sweet and bitter with a hint of buttery flavor.  Comparable to a Czechoslovakian Pilsner.  Try using 2278 Czech Pils liquid yeast - a classic pilsner strain from the home of pilsners for a dry but malty finish. 

 
 
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