The Home Vintner - The Home Vintner Monthly Newsletter - September 2010


September 2010


Double Credits toward your next 1/2 price kit bonus is being offered September Long Weekend - the 4th & 5th only.

You will receive double credit on all wine and beer kits purchased this weekend.  This means when you buy 1 kit you will be credited for 2, buy 2 kits you will be credited for 4.  Offer available at all of our 9 stores.

As you know purchase 10 wine or beer kits and your 11th kit is 1/2 price!  Your 1/2 price wine kit may be any wine kit available in the store.


The Home Vintner takes pride in bringing our customers the best kits on the market.  In order to appreciate your wines to the fullest, it's important to pay attention to the quality.

The majority of wine kits sold use lesser quality juice and dated technology to produce their kits: - simple wines and no development potential.  The Home Vintner only sells wine kits that are distinctively above the rest in quality.  Having been a wine judge in both Provincial and National Competitions for many years, I have had the opportunity to judge all the wine kits available on the market, and feel it is my responsibility to only bring in the best to all my stores. more of Pauls' article


Our snow birds are asking for the dates of this years Limited Edition wine tasting evening.  The date is November 18 at 7 PM Capitol Hill Community Centre, 1531 21 Ave NW.  This annual event has become extremely popular, with the introduction of this years 5 Selection Limited Editions and special guest Dave Larocque.  Cost is $10 per person which includes a $5 coupon off the purchase of any Limited Edition wine. 

Space is limited, purchase your tickets at your closest store. more including Daves' Bio 


Like many wine regions of the world, Beaujolais in France has always made vin de l’année, a young wine to celebrate the end of harvest season. Fresh and juicy, these wines are a bold purple-pink colour and bursting with an amazing array of fruit aromas, while their low tannin levels make them extremely - sometimes perilously - drinkable when young. more 


We are pleased to announce our first value brand Winexpert limited time offering.  Each 10 litre wine kit will include a package of 30 clear, self-adhesive bottle labels.  Available for a short time.

Chilean Carmenère/Malbec $84.95

Argentine Chardonnay/Torrontes $77.95 more


Every wine maker can make award winning beer at home.  Featuring 7.5 litres of premium concentrated wort to create a natural beer of outstanding flavour.  By applying modern brewing and packaging technology Baron’s not only gives you the convenience of no-mash, prepared beer wort, it also gives you the following advantages:

No boil just add water and go
No sugar to add
Fully mashed malted grain, for high attenuation
Your beer will ferment dry with no extract taste
More than a dozen syles, all true to specification, all delicious more


Winexpert is pleased to announce that for a limited time you can make and enjoy our wonderful seasonal products this fall.   

Chocolate Raspberry Port $97.95

Okanagan Peach Icewine Style $97.95

Blackberry Port $97.95 more

PORT – 500 ML BOTTLES $11.95 / DOZ

We have secured a small quantity of special 500 ml Port bottles, at a very good price.   


At our free 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 shared so that 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.

Sep 1st @ 7 pm – NW Store - Wine & Beer Making Class call (403) 284-0486 or email  to register

Sep 8th @ 7 pm – Airdrie Store - Free Wine & Beer Making Class for Airdrie & District Humane Society call (403) 912-6323 or email to register

Sep 11th @ 1 pm – Rocky Mntn House Store - Wine & Beer Making Class call (403) 844-4858 or email to register

Sep 11th @ 7 pm - Wine Guild Meeting - call (403) 284-0486

Sep 13th @ 7 pm – Cochrane Store - Wine & Beer Making Class call (403) 851-8155 or email to register

Sep 15th @ 7 pm – NE Store - Wine & Beer Making Class call (403) 291-4888 or email to register

Sep 18th @ 9 am – Airdrie Store - Wine & Beer Making Class call (403) 912-6323 or email to register

Sep 22nd @ 7 pm – NW Store - Wine & Beer Making Class call (403) 284-0486 or email to register

Sep 29th @ 7 pm – Okotoks Store - Wine & Beer Making Class call (403) 995-7873 or email to register


Vintners Reserve Mezza Luna Red  $83.95

Vintners Reserve's big red' wine offering. Rich and flavourful, this purposeful blend marries intense aromas with complex flavours bursting of cherry and raspberry. Boasts dark red colours and a superb oak enhancement. Delightful complexity within a 28-day category wine, Mezza Luna is a powerful and lively red wine to serve with hearty meals.
Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium


Vintners Reserve Mezza Luna White  $74.95

Like its Selection counterpart Luna Bianca, Mezza Luna (Half Moon') is Vintners Reserve's great white' full, round and flavourful, with big fruit flavours and aromas. The oak provides a subtle yet noticeable balance to the fruit intensity. Big, lush and golden, Mezza Luna gives you body and complexity within the 28-day kit category.
Sweetness: Off-Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium


World Vineyard California Zinfandel Shiraz $84.95

A deep flavourful red wine with notes of raspberry, black cherries, figs, dark chocolate and a jamminess that finishes with a peppery spice.

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



World Vineyard German Muller Thurgau $77.95

Muller-Thurgau (Moo-lehr Tirr-gow) Delicious flavours apricot, green apple and peach aromas of Riesling, and the early ripening qualities of Silvaner.A great sipping wine, it's a perfect choice for potato chips (there's nothing like a crisp glass of Mller-Thurgau and some crunchy chips!) but mostly it's a very satisfying wine to quench a thirst in good company.
Sweetness: Off-Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: None


Barons Canadian Draught

Creamy beer with a sparkling golden colour. Lightly hopped to bring out the true, just-tapped flavour of pub-style draughts.




Please note our Calgary and Airdrie stores will be closed on Monday September 6

New store hours for Airdrie starting after Labour Day - Tuesday 10-6 Wednesday & Thursday 10-8 Friday 10-6 & Saturday 10-5 Sunday 12-4 Monday closed

In this newsletter

September Long Weekend Special

The nose knows

This years Limited Edition wine tasting

Beaujolais available soon

Our 1st World Vineyard Seasonal Release

Baron's Beer

Speciale Seasonal Release arriving soon

Port Bottles on Sale

September events

Wine & Beer on Sale

September Store Hours



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