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Winter shows visitors to the Cape that our vineyards are starting to be pruned and will eventually look like rows of soldiers in the lush green grass that has grown around them as a result of good winter rains. The dams are filling and we look forward to more to come as well as colder weather, which all helps the vines to rest over the winter. The Cape is in good shape and so are our wines!This month Michael Olivier gives us his delicious recipe of Barley, roasted cauliflower, almond and feta salad. We announce our two upcoming Festivals, some gourmet dinners in the offering this month as well as great competitions and excellent tastings from well known and newer estates. Please visit our website www.wineconcepts.co.za for details on our daily tastings.We look forward to welcoming you back in one of our three stores soon!!Burgundy Lovers Festival – Johannesburg – 15th AugustWine Concepts will be hosting their second Burgundy Lover’s Festival in Johannesburg on Thursday 15th August 2013 from 17h00 – 20h00 at The Wanderers Club, Corlett Drive, Atholl. We will present the best of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir South Africa has to offer, inviting a selection of the country’s top producers to take part in this prestigious event. All wines will be available for sale at a reduced price for the duration of the Festival and light snacks will be served throughout the evening.

Entry to the festival costs R170.00pp for prepaid tickets and R180.00pp on the evening at the door, which allows attendees to taste all the wines on offer and enjoy the delicious snacks. Contact Amelia or Pam for bookings on blubird@wineconcepts.co.za or 011 671 9030. Tickets are also available from www.webtickets.co.za.

Sidle up to some Seductive Sauvignons!

August is around the corner and that means it’s time for Wine Concepts to host its annual exclusive Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon Festivals which takes place in Cape Town at The Vineyard Hotel and Spa in Claremont on Friday 30th August from 17h00 to 21h00.

What can be considered as a very niche selection of just two varieties, this popular annual festival gives the wine lover the opportunity to taste and compare over 50 of the current vintage Sauvignons. Big Brother Cabernet Sauvignon will also be putting in an appearance with a great selection of new releases. Another great feature of the Festival is the opportunity to buy the showcased wines at special prices from Wine Concepts for the duration of the show.

Tickets can be bought at www.webtickets.co.za, at the door on the day or at either of our Cape Town Wine Concepts shops. R130 per person for pre booked tickets and R140.00 at the door on the evening, includes a tasting glass and light snacks and there is ample parking at both venues.

Whats up!

Flavour Focus at Wine Concepts Newlands – 26th July 2013
Our theme for our flavour focus this month is on Shiraz and Shiraz blends, known as Cape Blends.
Read more…

Bushmans Kloof – Food and Wine Weekend 19th – 21st July 
Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat in the Cederberg are hosting a very special collaboration.
Read more…

Vineyard Hotel and Spa – Tastes of 2013 – fine wine dinners
The Vineyard Hotel and Spa continue with their series of exciting Wine Dinners for 2013.
Read more…

New arrivals on our shelves

Crystallum Bona Fide Pinot Noir 2012 R327.00
Ashbourne White 2012 R68.00
Highlands Road Natural Sweet NV R82.50
Alheit Cartology BV White 2012 R234.50
Cheval D’Or Rogue Horse 2010 R114.00
Druk my Niet Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 R162.00
Tanagra Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 R80.00

Looking for Great value!
Nabygelegen Lady Anna 2013 R56.00
Snow Mountain Chard/Pinot 2013 R57.00
Leeuwenkuil Chenin Blanc 2012 R37.50
Tanagra Heavenly Chaos NV R52.00
Longridge Rouge 2012 R51.50

Wine Tastings at Wine Concepts

Newlands – Cape Town
We have free tastings at our Newlands Shop every day from 4pm till 6pm and on Saturdays from 11am till 2pm.

Kloof Street – Cape Town
At our Kloof Street shop we have tastings Tuesdays to Friday from 4pm till 6pm and on Saturdays from 11am till 2pm.

Blu Bird – Johannesburg
We have free tastings at our Blu Bird Shop Monday to Friday from 5pm till 7pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am till 2pm.

To see what we’ll be tasting every day, visit our events page on www.wineconcepts.co.za

Crush Cellar

Crush! onlineThe popular on line Lifestyle magazine, Crush, is well worth a visit and especially to read about our wine selection in each issue under the heading, Crush Cellar. Each issue features six lovely wines usually selected with a theme in mind. There is also the opportunity to buy these fine wines as well as enter the competition to win the selection! We congratulate Gaby Palmer who won last month’s selection. Visit www.crushmag-online.com

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