FINAL WEEK TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS FOR OUR GREAT WINE TASTING EVENING
We would like to invite you to our 2012 Limited Edition tasting and food samplings with special guest Tim Vandergrift. This year for the first time ever, each wine is vineyard specific! Paul has been hard at work with our chefs preparing food pairings that will give a "wow factor" with each wine. We sell out every year, at this time we have 25 seats remaining so first come first served.
Click here to see Tim's blog and learn more...
Click here for online ticket order form
• When: Thursday November 8th
• Where: Capitol Hill Community Centre
• Address: 1531 21 Ave. N.W.
• Time: 7:00 pm sharp
• Cost: $15 per person ($10 toward charity and $5 credit toward the purchase of a Limited Edition Wine Kit)
DEADLINE TO PRE-ORDER THE LIMITED EDITION 2012 IS DECEMBER 7th
A collection of five limited edition varietals from some of the world's most renowned wine growing regions. Now known simply as LE2012 with a focus on the harvest year. These wines sell out every year and, as their name suggests, they can only be ordered during a very short time period annually between October and December prior to their release the following year.
January - Argentine Malbec Bonarda
January - Argentine Torrontes
February - Portuguese Aragones Cabernet Sauvignon
March - Washington Riesling Chenin Blanc
April - Italian Nebbiolo with grape skins
Click here to see full product reviews, recipes and videos with Tim Vandergrift.
Click here for pre-order and/or pre-pay forms...
• Save 10% by pre-paying!
• Deadline for pre-order & pre-paying is December 7, 2012.
Think about hand crafting an Innis & Gunn, Black Pilsner, Stout, or Belgian Wit to name a few. With the use of our Barons Beer kits, our add-on packs and liquid yeast, you can create any of these great beers. For any of you who were burned on a beer kit in the past, concluded that all beer kits were the same and gave up on home brewing, now is the time to give it another try. You will be impressed, we guarantee it!
Quite often when we teach a class, we ask. “Who has had lousy homemade beer?” Almost every hand goes up. This is usually attributed to the old fashioned can-type kits that leave a cidery homemade taste, or larger format boxes that sell for a big price, BUT leave a lot to be desired.
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from Paul CEO of The Home Vintner
FEAR NO BEER!
Hooray for American beer! I used to think that all they ever drank was the stereotypical light, lacking in character, ice cold straight from the tin variety.
In all my ignorance, I was panicking while getting ready for my short trip to Wisconsin last weekend. Indeed, I was looking forward to the cheese they are world famous for, but, I was afraid that I might be forced to pair it with something pretty much equal to carbonated water.
Posted by Terésa who works in our NW store
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GREAT 10th ANNIVERSARY IN AIRDRIE
Been a busy week, plus had to take some time off! The best pic we could find to show how busy we were at our Airdrie Open House last Saturday is all the dirty glasses! This is just one table - there were others! Well over 100 people attended our Open House - both our awesome customers as well as newbies. Great turnout / great wine and beer / lots of inquiries and orders for our fab Limited Edition lineup this year.
Pat manager of the Airdrie store
TASTE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE
Our new and improved World Vineyard has been totally revitalized, from improved tannin components, optimal fermentation rates, increased alcohol levels, and optimized oak character, right down to its vivid new purple box. World Vineyard is looking and tasting better than ever.
EXTRA CHOCOLATE RASPBERY AND CHOCOLATE ORANGE PORT AVAILABLE
We have just sourced some extra kits for this seasonal release! If you preordered and have not picked up yet, this will be your last chance, all preordered product is now available for sale.
This wonderful port kit makes 11.5 litres with no water added. We have the small carboys and 375ml bottles available in our stores.
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WINE RECOMMENDATION - NEW ECLIPSE LODI RANCH 11 WITH GRAPE SKINS
This Californian Cabernet has been my house wine for over 12 years. This is Murray's personal favorite! I will always remember coming into the NW store and watching him kick the box and say "Buy this one". Thanks Murray, you are a great friend, hope you will be able to attend this years Limited wine tasting next week. Rich fruit and complex structure dazzle from first aroma to long, refined finish. Click here to read more...
Sweetness: Dry | Body: Full | Oak Intensity: Heavy
from Ron our NW manager, 2011 AB winemaker of the year
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 Bart Grov...
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MONTHLY STORE DRAW
Each month, every wine or beer purchase automatically enters you into our monthly draw. This months winner of a $25 gift certificate is from our Olds store - Grant Spen...
SPECIAL OFFERS IN NOVEMBER
Vintner's Reserve - continues to set the standard in its category by yielding wines of excellent quality, flavour and aroma.
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.
New Vintner's Reserve Merlot - $5 Off
This smooth, medium bodied Merlot is characteristically deep in color with a splendid plum character framed by ripe black cherry fruit set in sweet cocoa, vanilla, vaguely cedary complexity. Good weight, with soft acidity and mild tannin. The full fruit intensity of this wine has made it an increasingly popular varietal worldwide.
Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Light
New Vintner's Reserve Gewürztraminer - $5 Off
A distinctive wine with grapefruit, rose petal and lychee nut characteristics with a hint of sweetness. With an aromatic bouquet of cinnamon like spiciness and zesty citrus flavours that lead to a mouth-filling finish.
Sweetness: Off-Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: None
New World Vineyard Italian Sangiovese - $5 Off
Sangiovese has lively fruit, smooth tannins, a hint white pepper and warm toasty oak which combine with a healthy acidity to make it one of the most food-friendly of all reds. One of the most food-friendly of all reds, it pairs well with pasta, veal Parmigiana, intensely flavored cheeses, and fruits like cherries, figs, plums and raspberries.
Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium
New World Vineyard Australian Riverland Reserve - $5 Off
A stunningly unique blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Colombard and Muscat varieties sourced from Australia's Riverland region on the Murray River. The hot climate produces a wine offering a lively combination of rich ripe fruits, complimentary acidity, and a full body, making this delicious white wine a must-try'.
Sweetness: Dry | Body: Light-Medium | Oak Intensity: None
wikipedia on Sauvignon Blanc...
wikipdia on Colombard...
wikipedia on Muscat...
BEER ON SALE IN NOVEMBER
Our new Black Bavarian Pilsner is great!! With our grain add on pack and Bavarian liquid yeast you will be absolutely amazed at this creation. Check out our step by step process by clicking here.
Black Pilsner - Use Canadian Pilsner or Dutch Lager. Our Black Pilsner is a dark lager that balances roasted yet smooth malt flavours with moderate hop bitterness. Light to moderate malt flavour, which can have a clean, neutral character to a rich, sweet, Munich-like intensity. Light to moderate roasted malt flaavours can give a bitter-chocolate palate that lasts into the finish, but which are never burnt. Medium-low to medium bitterness, which can last into the finish. Light to moderate noble hop flavour. Add on package includes 60° L Caramel Malt, Chocolate Malt and Hallertau hops. Use either Bavarian Lager, Czech Pilsner or Kolsch liquid yeast.
To help you make this great beer our Canadian Pilsner is on sale during November.
CANADIAN PILSNER - $4 OFF
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.