A New Look
We are still growing: 32 years, and we are still growing. Last month we expanded our showroom. This will allow us more selection and variety of both beer and wine making product. We also added staff – Miranda has joined our sales and service team. Miranda is an avid home brewer with lots of experience making great beer. Drop in and say hi. We opened in 1983 and we are Calgary’s oldest and No 1 retailer.
It’s That Time again – Spring.
And we are introducing a brand new Island Mist kit. Wow - transport yourself to a vacation state-of-mind with the new Coconut Yuzu Pinot Gris. Experience the freshness of coconut water with a sun kissed twist of yuzu and a hint of lime. It’s like a breath of island air in every bottle.
This joins the other great coolers in our line-up and now is the time to make one. They are easy to make and ready to drink in only 4 weeks – just in time to start enjoying on the deck or balcony. Check out our complete line of these delicious coolers – click here.
On The Rocks
Welcome to the wonderful world of ‘On The Rocks’ cider kits.
These new and unique kits enable you to produce great tasting fruit ciders, quickly and easily. Each On The Rocks kit contains 1.7kg of premium apple concentrate and a carefully developed fruit additive pack which contains real fruit juice to enhance the awesome fruity flavours in every last drop.
Original Apple: A great tasting crisp apple cider with plenty of character from start to finish – A fine example of an apple cider.
Pear Flavour: Truly remarkable flavour of juicy ripe pears in every sip, naturally refreshing with a smooth character – summer time in a glass.
Blueberry Flavour: A subtle hint of zingy yet sweet blueberries that awaken your taste buds – lively and refreshing
Now available at The Vineyard for only $49.95. Makes 23 Litres of sparkling cider at approximately 5.9% alc.
Port styles:As you all know by now we had to change the name of our favorite dessert wine, port, to ‘Dessert Wine’. These fall favourites have been enticing us with added taste experiences – most notable chocolate. This year another new taste experience: Salted Carmel Chocolate.
New! Chocolate Salted Caramel Dessert Wine New this year, this perfectly indulgent dessert wine is both sweet and luxurious. The velvety decadence of chocolate blends beautifully with rich, salted caramel and is sure to become a new favourite. Chocolate Orange Dessert Wine Back by popular demand, this intensely flavoured dessert wine is full-bodied and rich, with complex aromas of bittersweet dark chocolate, along with ripe orange and marmalade flavours. Chocolate Raspberry Dessert Wine Also back by popular demand, this dessert wine is bursting with rich, intense flavours and aromas. Warm cherries and plums are supported by a racy zing of bright raspberry and luscious chocolate. Oak: Medium Sweetness: 7 (Sweet) Alcohol: 17%
We expect these ‘port style’ kits to arrive in September. But you can pre-order to ensure you get one or all of these delicious dessert wine kits. Please contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org to Reserve yours now.
Beer and Wine Competitions
It is competition season for beer and wine. Over the last few months there were some beer competitions held and our customers did very well. To check out the final results follow these links: http://www.beercompetition2015.werthogs.com/ http://www.alesclub.com/ales-open/2015-ales-open-winners/ http://yeastwranglers.brewcompetition.com/
Our Beer Geek took a Gold in Regina, Silver and Gold in Lethbridge and a Gold here in Calgary.
Mike Foniak took some medals and Rookie of the Year from the ALES (Regina) competition. And another of our good customers, Paul Heslop, won Best of Show in the local compettion.
There are still a few competitions still to happen in the next few weeks – good luck to all.
The Alberta Amateur Winemakers Annual competition was April 18. Our two wine guilds did very well; taking home a total of 29 medals and Best of Show. The North Vineyard Guild won 14 medals and the Best of Show (Icewine by Marilyn Chassion). Our South guild earned 15 medals. Our staff; Marie won 2 Silver and 9 Bronze, Tom won 1 Silver and 2 Bronze. Some of them will now go on the Nationals to be held in Nova Scotia this summer. Congratulations.
The Vineyard proudly continues to support both our wine making clubs: The Vineyard Wine Guilds, and our local beer brewing club: The Cowtown Yeast Wranglers. These clubs are a great place to meet fellow enthusiasts and share tasting, brewing and helpful tips. Contact one today.
Range Ryder which was made exclusively for The Vineyard to celebrate over 30 years as Calgary’s leading home wine and beer making supplier, is coming into its peak. By the way this wine took home a Silver Medal in the 2015 Alberta Amateur Winemakers competition.
Summer Blockbusters – coming June 6th
Synonymous with summer is the big blockbuster movie. To play on this, The Vineyard is launching its own summer blockbuster – a series of tongue-in cheek promotions designed to increase your wine cellar! For the next three months we will feature wines at 10% off the regular price. The featured wines will be synonymous with three blockbusters: Goodfellas, The Incredibles and Pulp Fiction.
June 6th : Goodfellas – featuring the “best Italians”… Save 10% on Selection Italian Pinot Grigio, Selection Valpolicella, Selection Nebbiolo, Selection Sangiovese and Selection Italian Montepulciano.
July 11th: The Incredibles – featuring an incredible lineup … Save 10% on Selection Australian Shiraz, Selection Australian Traminer Riesling, Selection Australian Chardonnay, Selection Luna Rossa, Selection Chilean Merlot and Selection Chilean Sauvignon Blanc.
August 8th: Pulp Fiction – featuring fan favorite – Grape Skins … Save 10% on Selection Argentine Malbec, Selection Italian Amarone, Selection Italian Brunello, World Vineyard Washington Merlot, World Vineyard Australian Cabernet Sauvignon and World Vineyard Australian Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre.
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