2011-06/aobfront.jpgWelcome to Art Of Brewing (since 1986), the oldest and best selected Wine & Beer making store in the West-Kootenay. Art Of Brewing is owned and managed by award winning winemakers Breg & Maarten Lammers.

The Art Of Brewing is situated in the old 'Coke and Gas Works, anno 1900', truly one of the nicest heritage buildings in Nelson. The 2-feet thick granite walls create a very stable environment summer and winter, ideal for crafting outstanding beer & wines.

We offer in house brewing services for both Beer and Wine and carry a large selection wine and beer kits, ingredients and equipment from all the main suppliers in the industry.
We are official supplier of Winexpert, Cellar Craft, RJSpagnols, Brew House, Vineco and ABC Cork.

Art of Brewing celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2011, up to the 30th!

Vineco Passport Series 2015

This is your ticket to a new world of wine. Tour different terroir, explore the exotic, and uncover the unique.

Every year Passport SeriesTM takes us to new countries - from highly touted up-and-coming regions to age-old vineyards with long histories of excellence – it is an adventure through some of the most prominent and well respected wine growing regions around the world.

From classic varietals to charismatic blends, this limited release wine series celebrates the unique, thrives on exploration, and  insists on excellence. Available for just a short time and by reservation only, the exclusive Passport SeriesTM takes you on a new, exhilarating journey every year, making this collection a highly sought-after one of a kind wine experience.

Every year an adventure; every bottle an expedition. This is the road less travelled. Where will your Passport take you?

This years order deadline is November 20th, 2014.
Please contact us by email, @ 250-352-3711, or drop by in our store for more information


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Selection Limited Edition LE14


In honour of the 25th Anniversary, we are reintroducing four of your favourite wines plus a special anniversary blend, aptly named Triumph. Triumph is a blend created especially for you, and is a celebration of the achievement which defines this Limited Edition program. Reserve these limited edition favourites while you can, it might be another 25 years before you see them again.

This years order deadline is December 5th, 2014.
Please contact us by email, @ 250-352-3711, or drop by in our store for more information


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Top 100 Wine Kits for 2012

Winemaker Magazine published a list with the top 100 scoring wine kits, based on the results of 2012 WineMaker Magazine international amateur wine competition held in Vermont. If we break down this list by supplier, the list reads like this:

RJSpagnols       41
Winexpert         26
Cellar Craft       15
Vineco                15

Wine Kitz          2
Paklab              1

Art of Brewing is official dealer for RJSpagnols, Winexpert, Cellar Craft and  Vineco, which means that 97 out of these 100 wine kits are available in our store.

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Art of Brewing Awarded with Medals

 This spring, Art Of Brewing entered 12 wines in the 2011 Winemaker International Amateur Wine Competition and was awarded a total of 7 medals for their wines. 1 Gold, 2 Silver and 4 Bronze.

Gold:     Tannat, Uruguay (2010)
Silver:    Old Vines Zinfandel, Lodi, CA (2010)
Silver:    Zweigelt, Austria (2009)
Bronze:  Viognier, Yakima Valley, WA (2010)
Bronze:  Malbec, Argentina (2009)
Bronze:  Merlot, Yakima Valley, WA (2009)
Bronze:  Grüner Veltliner, Austria (2010)

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Wine Expert News

Introducing LE14 and our 25th Anniversary of Limited Edition

Introducing a bold enigmatic blend from Selection
New ENIGMA from California has intense fruit aromas and notes of black cherry coffee chocolate and vanilla Full bodied with a smooth round finishFood friendly this wine pairs well with everything from pizza to pasta and is a great match for meatslike ribs or chicken with sweet and sticky marinade

Introducing NEW Skinny Mist an industry first and only from Winexpert
Whats the skinny on new SKINNY MIST Theyre fruit infused wines that are anything but skinny on flavour Weve paired the refreshing notes of fresh fruit with crisp and juicy varietals for an incredible taste thats less than 80 calories per glass So go ahead and enjoy these Mists are skinny jeans approved

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