The Vineyard Newsletter - February at The Vineyard
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New at The Vineyard - Screw top wine bottles!

Screwtop bottles have finally found mainstream acceptance in North America. Problem in the past has been that expensive crimp cappers were required that made the thread as the blanks were put on the bottles. Up to now this has kept the use of screwtops out of the reach of the small craft and home vintners. The other issue is that as the tops were crimped into place there was no need for a set of standards for the bottle makers to follow and therefore there is a multitude of different size bottles out there. While those issues still exist, and you will be hard pressed to just find a screwtop that fits your bottle that you picked up at the liquor store, we have been able to source a matching screwtop Bordeaux Bottle and screwtop manufactured by Stelvin. Stelvin is the industry leading manufacturer of screwtops in the world and they now supply a pre threaded bottle and top that is reusable. Rather than being crimped on the bottle, the thread is a preformed plastic part of the wadding. This allows the outside to look like a capsule enclosure more so than a screwtop.

While we can assure you that these Stelvin screwtops fit the Stelvin Bordeaux Bottles that we sell, there is no way of knowing off hand if they will fit other screwtop bottles properly as there are just too many other styles and different threads out there. The bottles sell at the same price as our standard 750ml bottle and the tops go for $6.95/dz. Bottles available in Green only and the caps available in only black at this point. Click the video on our home page for a quick peek at The Vineyard's screw top bottles.

Also New at The Vineyard:

Malbec is one of the original Bordeaux grapes which was found in many of the classic French Borbeaux wines. Now is it being vinted in the Southern Hemisphere as a stand alone single varietal. This 'new world' wine has become very popular as a big red wine. We have had it from Argentina and now our Selection International series Malbec is from Chile.

Domaine des Brumes Back by popular demand this Beaujolais style wine is based on Gamay grapes. A refreshing, easy drinking red wine with aromas of ripe berries and floral notes.  On the palate, flavours of strawberries and cherries, revealing a slender texture, smooth tannins and a medium finish.  Ideal with a variety of fish and fowl, while elevating the flavours of sauces, stuffings and side dishes.

Put one or both of these Selection Premium 6 week wine kits on today and enjoy two great additions to your cellar.

World Vineyard series wine kit SALE:

During the month of February we are featuring our World Vineyard series 4 week wine kits.

These kits are from all around the world. They are in the 10 litre (makes 23 litres) format. they make excellent table wine in only 4 weeks. Click here to see the full line of wines available.

All of our World Vineyard wine kits will be 10% off the regular price. Sale end February 28 so hurry in now.

2012 Homebrew Competition

The Cowtown Yeast Wranglers are proud to announce the 4th Annual Cowtown Homebrew Roundup, to be held at Wild Rose Brewery on 22-25 February 2012.

They welcome entries of beer, mead and cider from all individuals and clubs. Last year they received more than 400 entries that came all the way from Vancouver Island to Newfoundland, and hope to see even more this year!

The top homebrews in each category will receive a competition medal and will also qualify for points toward the Canadian Brewer of the Year Award.

As you may know our resident Beer Geek (Neil) has won many awards and kudos in home brew.

You can get more information about the competition and the beer club by clicking here.

Beer Brewing Workshops - Heritage Park

We are pround to annouce that our very own Beer Geek (Neil) is one of the course leaders for this hands on series of workshops sponsored by Big Rock Brewery. The lessons on the basics of brewing will be on tap at Heritage Park Historical Village over the next few months. For more information and to register call 403.268.8500 or online at 

2011 Limited Edition wine kits

We would like to remind everyone who pre-ordered the January Limited Editions, that they are now available at The Vineyard. This year, Food Network Canada Host, Anthony Sedlak created 5 amazing recipes to match up with our Limited Edition wines. Check out the Limited Edition web page to get the recipes.

Help Wanted:

We are looking for an able bodied part time person. Work shifts will be during the work week i.e. Monday – Friday. Duties will include packaging and stocking products. Heavy lifting will be expected during receiving and offloading of stock deliveries. Wine and beer making knowledge would be an asset. We can offer a very attractive employee discount as well as a competitive part time hourly wage. 

Please contact Tom or Neil: 403-258-1580 or email us

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