The Home Vintner - The Home Vintner Monthly Newsletter - March 2012

March 2012

In this newsletter

Online
March Limited Editions
Buyer Beware
Coming Soon 
Estate Series
New Island Mist
Wine Kit Ingredients
Humour
Charity
Gluten Free Beer
Facebook Winner Monthly Prize Winner
Calendar
About Barons
Wine & Beer Classes
Wine & Beer on Sale

 

 
 
  
 
 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@thehomevintner.com.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Welcome Living Social members.  Check out our Event Calendar to book your wine & beer making class.
 
 
 
 
 

 
WineMaker Magazine Int. Amateur Wine Competition is the largest amateur winemaking competition in North America.  Wine kits compete side-by-side in a blind judging across all categories with wines made from grapes and/or juices.  At the April 2011 competition wines made with Winexpert's premium quality brands were awarded 220 medals bringing our total to 1766 medals in the 9 annual competitions held so far.
 
 
 
 

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

 

Click here to read our blog

 

 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.
 

WE ARE NOW ONLINE

All our beer kits along with add ons and wine and beer making supplies are available for purchase online. (Winexpert wine kits are not available online.)  You can peruse our online section to see all of our supplies:
Beer & Beer Supplies On-Line
Bottles & Bottling Accessories
Brewing Equipment
Chemicals, Yeast & Additives
Cleaning Supplies
Corks, Corkers, Bottle Caps & Cappers
Filtering Equipment

 

MARCH LIMITED EDITION WINE IS NOW AVAILABLE!

Click here to view this years Limited Edition videos - with complete written descriptions of our five 2011 Limited Edition wines. 
Washington Meritage - sold out
South African Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon - sold out
California Petite Sirah/Zinfandel - now available
German Traminer Spatlese - available first of March (phone first)
Spanish Matador Trio Red - April
 

 

BUYER BEWARE - QUALITY QUALITY QUALITY! from Paul

There can be a huge difference in what various manufacturers put into a the box. We worry about customers who get disappointed about how their wine or beer kit turned out. They think that all kits will taste that way or worse yet blame themselves thinking they did something wrong. Most often it was just a poor quality kit.

We always find it frustrating when wine or beer makers make
these assumptions not realizing what the quality end of the market can be. It's also not just on price, we taste some higher priced kits that in our world just don't make the grade. We only carry the best quality wine and beer kits on the market. We guarantee our kits 100% (must use our closures). With 538 Provincial, National and International awards through The Home Vintner Wine Guild. Simply put us to the test. 

COMING SOON - YAHOO!!

Mid March we will have our new Italian Brunello and Italian Amarone in our Selection International with Grape Skins varieties.  The 4 grape skin products have been very successful and we are excited to be adding these 2 very popular products to this line.  Many of you will recognize these kits as all 6 have been Limited Editions from previous years.  To guarantee your product please contact us and we will add your name to our priority list.

 

ESTATE SERIES - SPECIAL OFFER

During March - free labels & 30 shrink tops with each Estate purchase.  Our Selection Estate Series has redefined the premium wine kit landscape by offering a very limited number of prestigious varietals and styles, sourced from exclusive vineyards in the world's greatest winemaking regions.  Blended with 100% pure varietal grape juice and varietal grape juice concentrate, yielding wines of exceptional flavour, aroma, and complexity.

NEW-PINEAPPLE PEAR PINOT GRIGIO

Available mid-March - free labels during March.  To guarantee your product please contact us and we will add your name to our priority list.

This delicious wine leaps out of the glass with juicy sweet pears, succulent, ripe pineapple, and a bright and flowery fragrance. Firm acidity from the Pinot Grigio gives it mouth watering juiciness and a refreshing finish.

Next month we will be introducing our new Twisted Mist Hard Pink Lemonade! 

FROM OUR WINE MAKER OF THE YEAR / Ron

Most people simply enjoy their wine and give no thought to what has gone into it to produce the delicious final product. But as a wine kit maker, you know there's more to winemaking than simply crushing grapes and letting them ferment. You add some unexpected things as you make your wine, but you might be surprised at what those things are actually made of.  click here to read more...

 

WINE HUMOUR

An old woman was sipping on a glass of wine, while sitting on the patio with her husband, and she says, "I love you so much, I don't know how I could ever live without you"... Her husband asks, "Is that you, or the wine talking?"... She replies, "It's me... talking to the wine."

 

FINCA CANADA

This month The Home Vintner is sending our charity donation to FINCA Canada.  FINCA's mission is to provide financial services to the world's lowest income entrepreneurs so they can create jobs, build assets and improve their standard of living.   They accomplish this by offering small loans and a savings program to those who do not have access to traditional banks, believing that even the poor have a right to financial services.  We encourage you to donate.  click here to read more...

AVAILABLE SOON @ THE HOME VINTNER!
OUR GLUTEN FREE BEER KIT

Coming soon - we're excited to announce that after much research, The Home Vintner has sourced ingredients to make a gluten-free beer kit which also includes gluten-free brewing yeast.  Yes, we have a waiting list - contact us to have your name added.

click here to read more...

 

 

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 $25 gift certificate is: Zach W.

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 Alfred W. pick up your $34.95 Breathable Eisch wine glass.

 

MARCH CALENDAR INCLUDING OUR WINE & 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...

OUR PREMIUM BARONS BEER KIT

Barons Beer Kits offer you 7.5 litres of high quality concentrated wort to use with conventional brewing equipment and create a natural beer of outstanding flavour.  Since there isn't even a need for boiling, the Barons kit allows you to create your own microbrewery-style beer quickly and easily.  Winexpert uses state-of-the-art processing and rigorous quality control procedures throughout the process of creating this beer kit, finishing off with unique, user-friendly packaging that preserves product freshness.  This ensures the perfect product to begin your brewing experience.

click here to read more... 

WINE ON SALE IN MARCH

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.

ALL VINTNER'S RESERVE - FREE LABELS

Free labels during the month of March with any Vintner's Reserve kit.  The industry's first 28 day winemaking kit, contains 100% varietal grape juice & concentrate.  The 10 litre wine kit continues to set the standard in its category by yielding wines of excellent quality, flavour and aroma.  Vintners Reserve offers a wide range of varieties that allows the winemaker to experience numerous styles and tastes.  Enjoy within one month of bottling.

World Vineyard Chilean Merlot - $5 Off

Originating from the world famous Maipo Valley wine region in Chile hails this great addition to our Passport Series. This reputable Merlot is a soft and supple variation with powerful fruit and spicy flavours. Renowned for its ripe cherry character, the Merlot is a perfect partner for red meats, lamb, and hearty stews. A must have on those crisp autumn evenings.

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

read more on wikipedia

World Vineyard Italian Pinot Grigio - Silver Award Winner - $5 Off

The Italians have their own way with the Pinot Gris grape variety, and in the process they create a special magic with it that's unmatched elsewhere in the wine world. Though dry in character and with a pleasant zip of acidity, this Pinot Grigio shows off a pleasant floral fragrance and tremendous fruit flavours.

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

read more on wikipedia 

BEER ON SALE IN MARCH - $4 OFF

Dutch Lager

This globally popular beer reflects the styles of Grolsch and Heineken, with a crisp golden lager character and smooth spicy hoppiness, rounding out to a gentle, grassy finish. Crisp, distinct and delicious. If you like more hops we recommend hallertau hops $6.95.

Try Wyeast 2565 Kolsch yeast with all our Lager styles. Picture on the right is our Kolsch style in Kolsch glasses.

Try Wyeast 3822 Dutch Castle yeast. 

 
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