January 2014 - Wine Concepts
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January 2014

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With the seasonal rush behind us and the holidays all but over we slowly ease back into our daily routine, and so we take this opportunity to wish you all a wonderful and safe year ahead.

In the vineyards we are seeing the grapes on the vines increase in size and start to change their appearance indicating the first signs of ripening. Our wine makers prepare their cellars, buy in their yeasts and make sure all their machinery are in working order for the start of the picking season in a couple of weeks time.

This month Michael Olivier gives us his delicious recipe of Salad of Asparagus Spears and smoked chicken breasts, as well as an interesting line up of new wines in our stores, along with excellent tastings from well known and newer estates. Please visit our websitewww.wineconcepts.co.za for details on our daily tastings.

We look forward to welcoming you back in one of our three stores soon!!

Whats up!

The Restaurant and Deli at Gabrielskloof Winery – Bot River
Planning a Sunday out from the hustle and bustle of city life? Then here’s a great venue
for a fun day out and the kids are welcome!
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Riesling Rocks Festival at Hartenberg – 25th January 2014

One of the most versatile of white wine varieties is the Riesling grape, also referred to as Weisser or Rhine Riesling, due to its ability to partner most foods as it can be made in a dry, off-dry or dessert style wine.
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Friday Flavour Focus at Wine Concepts Newlands – January 2014
Our theme for our flavour focus this month is New Beginnings where we celebrate
the arrival of some select new wines and beers.

On the 17th we will have wines from Whalehaven and Avontuur and beers from
Brewers Union.

On the 31st we will have wines from Newton-Johnson, Winters Drift and Delaire Graff.

There is no charge so come and enjoy a glass or two before you buy at our discounted prices for the evening only!!

Wine Tastings at Wine Concepts

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

Wine Tastings at Wine Concepts – Kloof Street
At our Kloof Street shop we have tastings Mondays to Friday from 4pm till 6pm and throughout Saturdays from 9am till 6pm.

Wine Tastings at Wine Concepts – Blu Bird
At our Blu Bird shop we have tastings Monday to Friday from 4pm till 7pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am till 2pm.

For tasting details visit our events page on www.wineconcepts.co.za

Discover new wines in our stores

Newlands – Cape Town
Bottega Rose Brut (Prosseco) @ R181.50
Rickety Bridge “The Foundation Stone” Rose 2013 @ 43.00
Antipodean Pinot Noir 2012 @ 129.50
Dalla Cia “Teano” 2011 @ R801.50

Kloof Street – Cape Town
Sijnn White Blend 2012 @ R 194.50
Fili Prosecco Extra Brut @ R 163.50
Bramon Sauvignon Blanc Brut 2009 @ R 166.50
Kevin King Pinot Noir 2012 @ R 128.50

Blu Bird – Gauteng
Ambeloui MCC – We are the only outlet in Gauteng to stock the range of these fine MCC’s from the Ambeloui Wine Cellar in Hout Bay.
Betsie Says Chenin Blanc 2012 @ R99.50
Elsabe Private Select Shiraz 2012 @ R140
Thornhill Cabernet Sauvignon @R54.00
Thornhill Merlot @ R54.00

Wine of the Week and food pairings on www.iafrica.com

Visit www.iafrica.com where Mike of Wine Concepts writes about a wine that he has enjoyed or discovered recently. Click here to read about this week’s choice. Enjoy reading through previous articles by
visiting our website.

Well known iafrica’s resident chef Henrie Geyser’s delicious weekly recipes are paired with a fine wine recommended by Mike. Visit www.iafrica.com for this week’s recipe and wine match.

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