ONLY A FEW DAYS REMAIN TO RESERVE YOUR FALL DESSERT WINES!
Every fall Winexpert releases their very popular dessert wine kits. These releases produce spectacular dessert wines with a minimum of effort. Here's what this year's line-up offers:
Chocolate Raspberry Dessert Wine (a.k.a. - "Port") - $104.99
This wine brings together notes of rounded cherry, plum, and bright raspberry with rich chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Excellent on its own or with any dessert, or serve with toasted nuts or shortbread.
Blackberry Dessert Wine (a.k.a. - "Port") - $104.99
Bright blackberry notes, lingering tannins and a gorgeous deep hue. An excellent match for intense cheeses, roasted nuts and especially chocolate desserts.
Island Mist Merlot-Ho-Ho - $69.99
Round, fruit forward Merlot with notes of orange, cranberry, spice and cloves. Sure to warm you on even the coldest days, enjoy this wine at room temperature or slightly warmed garnished with a cinnamon stick.
We always bring in a handful of these for stock, but the word is out regarding the quality and they go quickly! The only way to guarantee that you get your hands on any of these is to pre-order these kits!
BIG DISCOUNTS ON LIMITED MR. BEER REFILL KITS!
We would like to rotate our stocks of Mr. Beer Refill Kits before the next shipment arrives. So, until we've depleted all of our current inventory, we're discounting our remaining stocks by $5 - $10 each! Go to our Mr. Beer section to see what's marked down: click here!
FIRST ANNUAL HOUSTON FIRKIN FEST A SUCCESS!
Just a note to say, "Thanks!" to all of you who showed up to sample and enjoy or volunteer and serve the 25 or so unusual brews last Saturday! The turnout was good, the beer better, and even the weather, which wasn't always the most cooperative, came through to keep the heat down. Everybody seemed to really enjoy the event. Special thanks goes out to Alan Ward of the Brigadoon Brewery and Charles Vallhonrat of The Texas Craft Brewers Association for putting in the time and the effort. It paid off!
SECOND LOCATION COMING ALONG!
We've been toying with the idea of opening a second location for some time now, and we've finally pulled the trigger! It's now official. We closed on the building March 28th! Time to get to work! What you will find is a 4,000 square foot building with plenty of parking! The address is 16532 Sea Lark, Houston TX 77062. For those of you familiar with the Clear Lake area, we are catty-corner from the Molly's Pub on Ramada Dr. We hope for a mid-late June opening. We'll keep you posted on the details. Now waiting on the City of Houston for building permits (Six weeks and waiting, as of June 2). Hurry up and wait!
Update June 10th. - The City of Houston has signed off on our building permit. . . contingent upon the Clear Lake Water Authority approving our plan to install the required hot water heater, three-compartment sink, mop sink and two hand sinks. CLWA is telling us they require two large format blueprint building plans and two weeks before they can approve. This is just to get a building permit. They now have the building plans and the meter is running. Both essential personel out on vacation. Bureaucracies - you gotta' love'm!
June 26 - we finally cleared the Clear Lake Water Authority hurdle! City of Houston paperwork is complete! Building Permit received on Monday, June 30! Work has commenced. We are aiming for a late July/early August opening. Hope to see you there!
FEATURED BASIC BREW RECIPES FOR JULY
Did we get beamed down to Mercury or is this just Texas in the summer? Yeah, it's hot! A cold beer would help. Fortunately, we're offering five bucks off of our regular, reasonably-priced American beers for our July Featured Basic Brew™ Recipes: Choose from:
- +Shop Beer
- Homebrew Starter Kits
- +Beer Recipe Kits
- +Small Batch Kits & Ingredients
- Bulk Malt Extract
- Dried Malt Extract
- Canned Malt Extract
- +Brewing Yeast
- +Beer Additives, Cleaners & Sanitizers, Etc.
- +Beer Bottles, Caps, Cappers, Etc.
- +Draft/Kegging Equipment
- +Kegging Systems
- Commercial Draft Components & Cleaning Accessories
- Draft Beer Filtering
- Shanks, Faucets, Knobs, Etc.
- Draft tubing, fittings, clamps, etc.
- Soda Canisters, Quick Disconnects, & Fittings
- CO2 Tanks, Regulators & Components
- Draft Dispensing Towers
- +Brewing Equipment & Blichmann Products
- Mash Tuns, Kettles, & Brewing Stands
- +Books On Brewing & Beer
- +Shop Wine
- Winemaking Starter Kits
- +Wine Ingredient Kits
- +Concentrates & Fruit Bases
- Winemaking Yeast
- +Winemaking Additives
- +Winemaking Equipment
- Oak Barrels, Chips, Cubes, & Powder
- Wine Bottles and Bottling Accessories
- Wine Corks and Corkers
- Other Wine Closures
- Custom Labels
- Books on Wine & Winemaking
- +Shop Mead & Cider
- +General Fermentation Equipment
- +Shop Cheesemaking, Liqueurs, Soft Drinks, Etc.
- Shop Gifts
- Wine & Beer Making Classes