What’s New

Omega Yeast Labs Pre-Order

November 8, 2018

We will order from Omega for arrival on December 6th, 2018. The order cut off is November 28th. We will contact you once the yeast arrives to remind you it is here. A lot of these strains are unique to Omega Yeast Labs and can not be found elsewhere for Home Brewers. We can ship …

We will order from Omega for arrival on December 6th, 2018. The order cut off is November 28th. We will contact you once the yeast arrives to remind you it is here. A lot of these strains are unique to Omega Yeast Labs and can not be found elsewhere for Home Brewers. We can ship liquid yeast within the province of BC. If this is an order for a brewery please let us know. Thanks

Omega Yeast Labs Pre-Order Form

Bootleg Biology Yeast Special Pre-Order

June 14, 2018

Bootleg Biology Yeast Special Pre-Order We have a very special opportunity for all our special yeast fans to get some Bootleg Biology products locally. Let us know what you would like and as soon as they are available and shipped up we will let you know. We are very excited to get these products into …

Bootleg Biology Yeast Special Pre-Order

We have a very special opportunity for all our special yeast fans to get some Bootleg Biology products locally. Let us know what you would like and as soon as they are available and shipped up we will let you know. We are very excited to get these products into our customers hands!

Bootleg Biology is an open source yeast (and wild bugs) project whose goal is to create the world’s most diverse library of microbes for the creation of fermented foods and beverages.

All microbes are sourced and isolated from “bootleg” sources such as: backyards, orchards, kombucha, yogurt, honey, fruit, bottle dregs, and whatever else we can get our hands on.

Enthusiasts contribute their yeast or house cultures to the project, with the shared goal of enriching the Bootleg Biology community’s access to diverse microbes.

Bootleg Biology is the first organization to pioneer the collection and cultivation of official local yeast strains for every U.S. postal code and country across the globe, beginning with the original S. arlingtonesis.

They use a pre-order system for homebrew packs and produce them every 3 to 4 months. The next time they will prop Homebrew Cultures will be in July with product arriving shortly after they have been produced. Their products are 100% Original Local & Clean Yeast, Brett, Bacteria and Blends. Directly pitchable in 5 gallons of standard gravity wort. Guaranteed viable 3 months from pack date when refrigerated.

Please request your desired products in this form: Bootleg Biology Yeast Special Order

New Unbottled Wine Option

May 10, 2018

The demand for Wine in the box products has grown tremendously over the  last few years, to being the top Wine products sold in the liquor store. Our industry had never had a good option for this till now. We have now got a great way to fill the bags and new style of bags …

The demand for Wine in the box products has grown tremendously over the  last few years, to being the top Wine products sold in the liquor store. Our industry had never had a good option for this till now. We have now got a great way to fill the bags and new style of bags that are exactly like those used in the liquor store products. A batch will make 6 bags at 3.75L each. With that a commercial liquor store product will have an approximate price per liter of $10.25 for the cheapest Wine in the Box products, our Vintners Reserve products would have an average price per liter of $6.52, World Vineyard products would be $7.17 per L and Selection Series would be $8.26 per L. With a minimum of $2.00 per liter savings with the Selection Series and more for the World Vineyard and Vintners Reserve products, that is at least $46 better than the best priced Liquor Store product and I know our product is superior to that level of wine at the liquor store.

This is not meant for products you may want to age long term but if consumed in less than a year this is a great new option. If you are going this route we will supply all the bags and one serving box that will last the batch at no additional cost.

As a special intro to this option we will for the next 6 months be offering $10 off the Vintners Reserve Pinot Gris and Cabernet Sauvignon

Omega Yeast Labs Special Pre-Order

April 16, 2018

Once again it is time for us to start to collect orders for our seasonal Omega Yeast Labs order.

Once again it is time for us to start to collect orders for our seasonal Omega Yeast Labs order. We will only be bringing in products that are not already covered by our Imperial Organic Yeast and White Labs line ups. Pricing is listed in the order form. The order form can be found here: Omega Yeast Labs Special Pre-Order

Special November Hours!

February 28, 2018

Nov 7, 2017 We will be open November 11th and 12th to assist people in planning for our closure on November 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th for Sandra’s  son’s wedding in Calgary. We will also be closed as usual on the 20th and be returning to regular hours and days on the 21st. We are sorry for any inconvenience this …

Nov 7, 2017

We will be open November 11th and 12th to assist people in planning for our closure on November 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th for Sandra’s  son’s wedding in Calgary. We will also be closed as usual on the 20th and be returning to regular hours and days on the 21st. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding. It is the first time in 17 years we have closed for this long but a family wedding seemed like a good reason.

Announcing LE17

October 2, 2017

The Winexpert LE17 collection is a welcome showcase of popular varietals and unique blends. From a rich New Zealand Merlot, to a bright and refreshing Spanish blend Milagro Blanco, this vintage collection offers something to appeal to every wine lover. Fruit-driven, spicy, floral or herbaceous; whatever your preference, these wines will awaken your palate. Reserve yours with …

The Winexpert LE17 collection is a welcome showcase of popular varietals and unique blends. From a rich New Zealand Merlot, to a bright and refreshing Spanish blend Milagro Blanco, this vintage collection offers something to appeal to every wine lover. Fruit-driven, spicy, floral or herbaceous; whatever your preference, these wines will awaken your palate.

Reserve yours with your retailer by December 1st to avoid missing out on these fantastic wines. Click here for details on all five styles.

Introducing a new way to Après.

September 12, 2017

Raise a glass and say cheers to Après, your NEW after-dinner indulgence or special occasion showstopper.

Raise a glass and say cheers to Après, your NEW after-dinner indulgence or special occasion showstopper. Available in dessert wine and icewine style, Après will be replacing Speciale this month. Starting today three scrumptious dessert wine flavours are available, but only for a very limited time.

Indulge in the classic taste of Chocolate Raspberry with notes of warm cherries and plums supported by a racy zing of bright raspberry and luscious chocolate. This is the flavour you’ve come to love and it remains unchanged in the new Après brand. Back by popular demand, Chocolate Salted Caramel offers the ultimate in sweet and salty with the velvety decadence of chocolate beautifully blended with rich and creamy salted caramel. Or, treat yourself to new rich and smokey Toasted Marshmallow with smooth vanilla and decadent caramelized notes. Contact us today for more details.

Eclipse Nocturnal

July 10, 2017

Grapes picked at night, Wine Lover’s delight.

Grapes picked at night, Wine Lover’s delight.

Introducing LIMITED RELEASE EclipseTM Nocturnal, hailing from Languedoc France. A blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault harvested under the moonlit sky to create a captivating palate of plum, black raspberry and woodsmoke. Grapes harvested at night when they are cool result in higher quality juice with more stable sugar levels and better acidity. And of course,  higher quality juice at the start means you get a better finished wine. A limited quantity of juice was secured, don’t miss out on this exceptional limited release. Now available for a limited time.

Annual Anniversary Sale March 16 to 22

March 15, 2017

Selection™ Sauvignon Blanc Rosé

March 1, 2017

We’ve brought it back! LIMITED RELEASE Selection™ Sauvignon Blanc Rosé is available one last time!

We’ve brought it back! LIMITED RELEASE Selection™ Sauvignon Blanc Rosé is available one last time! Offering up tropical notes of pineapple and white peach with raspberry and cherry. The off-dry finish is balanced by expressive acidity for a refreshing, crisp wine that’s great on its own or with your favorite seafood dish.  Our limited release Rosé sells out quickly every year, and since it won’t be offered again you don’t want to miss out.

Island Mist™ Apple Berry Syrah

February 20, 2017

The Apple Berry Syrah fruit wine has arrived!

Introducing new Island Mist™ Apple Berry Syrah now available at Armstrong Wine & Brew !  Mouthwatering flavors of juicy apple, succulent strawberry, plump blueberries and ripe raspberries. Sip slightly chilled, or enjoy over ice topped with sparkling water for a refreshing summer spritzer that’s always in season.

Breaking News: LE16 Introduced

September 24, 2016

INTRODUCING LE16.   FIVE RENOWNED REGIONS.  FIVE SPECTACULAR WINES. This year, in addition to sought after varietals and unique blends, Winexpert is thrilled to offer a very distinctive wine – Blanc de Noir – an elusive white wine that is made from red grapes. Done in an off-dry style, this is the must have wine …

INTRODUCING LE16.  
FIVE RENOWNED REGIONS. 
FIVE SPECTACULAR WINES.

This year, in addition to sought after varietals and unique blends, Winexpert is thrilled to offer a very distinctive wine – Blanc de Noir – an elusive white wine that is made from red grapes. Done in an off-dry style, this is the must have wine of the year but really the entire series is a must have.

The pre-order deadline will be Friday December 2nd. Each pre-ordered kit requires a $25 deposit. Oak Barrel aging is available on a first come first serve basis, so act quickly. You can reserve your wines by email (info@beyondthegrape.com), phone (604-461-8891), website or in person at the store.

 

 

January 2016

Cabernet Franc

 

Yakima Valley, Washington 

 

 

  • Sits at the same latitude as the Loire Valley
  • Cooler climate is perfect for Cabernet Franc grapes
  • 17 hours of summer sunshine per day (more than California)

 Tasting Notes

  • Ripe raspberry and red currant notes with black pepper and fresh mint leaf notes
  • Solid tannin providing mouth feel and structure

 Food Pairings

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak: Medium | ABV: 13%*

$200 each made on premise  |  $140 each kit only for home wine making

 

 

 

January 2016

Vermentino 

 

Tuscany, Italy

 

 

  • Located on the Tyrrhenian Sea which gives the area a warm Mediterranean climate
  • The terrain is quite hilly and these hills serve as a tempering affect on the summertime heat

Tasting Notes

  • Expressively refreshing
  • Peach, green apple and fresh lime
  • Hint of tarragon on the finish
  • Sip-worthy on its own
  • Quenching acidity

Food Pairings

  • Turkey Piccata (Recipe)
  • Regional Italian cuisine like pasta tossed in olive oil
  • Fresh shellfish
  • Grilled chicken or turkey

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Light-Medium | Oak: None | ABV:12.5%*

$200 each made on premise  |  $140 each kit only for home wine making

 

 

February 2016

Milargo

 

 

Valencia, Spain

 

 

  • Most vineyards are located inland
  • Topography is mountainous which provides the grapes a much needed cool down in the evening

Tasting Notes 

  • Tempranillo, Carnacha and Bobal bring lush and hedonistic qualities. Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah offer body and structure
  • Notes of black and red fruit, cherry cola, anise and white pepper
  • Powerful yet subtle mouth feel

Food Pairings

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium-Full |Oak: Medium-heavy | ABV: 13%*

$200 each made on premise  |  $140 each kit only for home wine making

 

March 2016

Blanc De Noir

 

 

 

San Joaquin Valley, California

 

 

  • California’s largest wine region
  • Agricultural haven and is known as the “food basket of the world”
  • Deep fertile soils and cool Delta breeze

Tasting Notes

  • Blanc De Noir is a French term which means “white wine from dark grapes”
  • No skin contact after pressing keeps color light and tannins at bay
  • Crabapple, white peach, grapefruit and hint of strawberry
  • Off-Dry

Food Pairings

Sweetness: Off-Dry | Body: Light-Medium | Oak: None | ABV: 13%*

$200 each made on premise  |  $140 each kit only for home wine making

 

 

April 2016

Grenache Cabernet 

 

 

Riverland, Australia

 

 

 

  • Woven around the Murray River
  • Mediterranean climate
  • Long days of sunshine
  • Sun-kissed, vibrantly ripened grapes


Tasting Notes 

  • Full bodied blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache
  • Black currant, cigar box, black cherry and raspberry
  • Warm spice rounds out the finish

Food Pairings

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium-Full | Oak: Medium-heavy |ABV: 13%*

$215 each made on premise  |  $165 each kit only for home wine making

Each LE16 kit contains 30 coordinating bottle labels (as shown above).

* Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions.

Now available Spéciale Limited Release Dessert Wines

August 15, 2016

Back by popular demand Chocolate Raspberry dessert wine which is bursting with the rich, intense flavours and aromas of warm cherries and plums supported by a racy zing of bright raspberry and luscious chocolate. Along with two new and very on-trend flavours Peppermint Mocha and Red Velvet.  Peppermint Mocha’s dark chocolate notes and cool peppermint blend …

Back by popular demand Chocolate Raspberry dessert wine which is bursting with the rich, intense flavours and aromas of warm cherries and plums supported by a racy zing of bright raspberry and luscious chocolate. Along with two new and very on-trend flavours Peppermint Mocha and Red Velvet.  Peppermint Mocha’s dark chocolate notes and cool peppermint blend seamlessly with the rich coffee notes and dark fruit. Red Velvet has rich and velvety notes of dark berry with a hint of moist vanilla cake enveloped in decadent cocoa. Just in time for the cool fall evenings, these three dessert wines are the perfect cap to a warm and cozy dinner.

These three Limited Release Dessert wines are now available at Beyond The Grape.

Imperial Organic Yeasts

July 8, 2016

Imperial Organic Yeast was started by people passionate about beer and the brewing community. With over 25 years of combined experience, Jess Caudill, Owen Lingley and Jason Stepper have dedicated themselves to improving the industry they love. They are professional brewers, they are home brewers, and  they are human. With their professional experience and desire …

Imperial Organic Yeast was started by people passionate about beer and the brewing community. With over 25 years of combined experience, Jess Caudill, Owen Lingley and Jason Stepper have dedicated themselves to improving the industry they love. They are professional brewers, they are home brewers, and  they are human. With their professional experience and desire to be something different, they started Imperial.

Yeast may be hard to see with the naked eye, but we all know how critical it is to crafting the finest beverage we know of. We think our customers should know as much about the product as possible. Striving to educate our customers about yeast and fermentation.  By providing a proper number of cells (200 billion) in the revolutionary “Pitch Right” cans for home brewers, the improvement in your fermentations will be immediate.

Until now only 2 of the main ingredients used to brew beer were available as certified organic; malts and hops. Imperial Organic Yeast has changed this and now provides brewers with a certified organic yeast option. We know brewers take extreme pride in their beer and require the best quality and natural ingredients. By producing a certified organic yeast, Imperial is giving brewers an option to use a high quality yeast and at the same time use a yeast that is produced with GMO free, 100% natural ingredients. They are proud to be the first manufacturer of certified organic liquid yeast, producing a product in an environmentally responsible way.

To see the products available at Beyond The Grape visit our Imperial Organic Yeast line up the yeast products inventory changes rapidly so please contact us directly at 604-461-8891 or info@beyondthegrape.com to confirm in stock products. Or to pre-order this product visit our order form.

Introducing Bravado

July 7, 2016

On the heels of the phenomenally popular Eclipse Forza, we are sad to announce the newest Eclipse limited release, BRAVADO is running low!

On the heels of the phenomenally popular Eclipse Forza, WinexpertTM is pleased to announce BRAVADO,  the newest Eclipse limited release.  Hailing from Tuscany, Bravado is a tribute to the Italian winemakers of the seventies who had the confidence (and bravado) to challenge the rules regarding which varietals were allowed to be blended into Italian wines.  The result of these rogue winemakers was the “super tuscan” and Eclipse Bravado is a beautiful example of this style of wine.  Now available at your Winexpert retailer for a limited time.

 

Announcing The Candidate

May 16, 2016

World VineyardTM announces two new Candidates that are campaigning for your vote this summer. True character shines through with these limited release wines from Washington. The Red Candidate is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese while The White Candidate is a blend of Pinot Grigio, Riesling and Viognier.  Vote for your favourite Candidate and see their campaign videos at www.thecandidatewine.com.

World VineyardTM announces two new Candidates that are campaigning for your vote this summer. True character shines through with these limited release wines from Washington. The Red Candidate is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese while The White Candidate is a blend of Pinot Grigio, Riesling and Viognier.  Vote for your favourite Candidate and see their campaign videos at www.thecandidatewine.com.

New Spéciale Limited Release Dessert Wines

April 7, 2016

This fall WinexpertTM will be offering three delicious dessert wines that will only be available by pre-order. Back by popular demand is Chocolate Raspberry dessert wine which is bursting with rich, intense flavours and aromas of warm cherries and plums supported by a racy zing of bright raspberry and luscious chocolate. Two new and very on-trend …

This fall WinexpertTM will be offering three delicious dessert wines that will only be available by pre-order. Back by popular demand is Chocolate Raspberry dessert wine which is bursting with rich, intense flavours and aromas of warm cherries and plums supported by a racy zing of bright raspberry and luscious chocolate. Two new and very on-trend flavours will also be offered including Peppermint Mocha and Red Velvet.  Peppermint Mocha’s dark chocolate notes and cool peppermint  blend seamlessly with the rich coffee notes and dark fruit. Red Velvet has rich and velvety notes of dark berry with a hint of moist vanilla cake enveloped in decadent cocoa.  Come in today to pre-order your wines by May 14th.

Annual Anniversary Sale March 17 to 22

March 15, 2016