February 2014 - Wine Concepts
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February 2014


Despite the persistent heat our busy winemakers seem pleased about what is going
on in the vineyards. They’re abuzz with happy people noises and the clip, clip, clip of the pruning shears for the grapes picked by hand and the hum of the automated picking machines. Picking is usually done in the early hours as vineyard managers rush their grapes into cellars while still cool from the night air.Tanks of white, red and rosé are fermenting while the yeasts work their magic turning juice into wine.February also spells romance and in this issue we have some lovely ideas of where to
go and what you can buy from our three stores.For our recipe this month Michael Olivier gives us his delicious Barbecued Lamb Burgers, perfect for summer braaing. We have 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!

Constantia Fresh Festival – 22nd February
The 22nd of February brings the much-loved Constantia Fresh Festival –
an exhibition of fine food and wine, art, antiques and performances.
For R400.00, your Constantia Fresh ticket will allow you to taste over 200 wines
from South Africa’s best estates, and taste the wares of South Africa’s top chefs.
Read more…

Romance in the Cape on the 14th February!
At a loose end as to where to spend a romantic day out on Valentines Day?

Nitida Wine Estate – Valentine’s Day Concert
Award winning South African instrumental pop group Sterling EQ returns to Nitida outside Durbanville, for their Valentine’s Day concert and picnic under the open sky.
Read more…

Romantic Moonlight Picnic at Hidden Valley – Stellenbosch
Celebrate the season of love under the stars with a heart warming picnic overlooking the Stellenbosch valley. R350.00 per picnic basket for 2 including a bottle of Hidden Valley bubbly. Contact Ancu @ ancu@hiddenvalleywines.co.za or 021 880 2646

Friday Flavour Focus at Wine Concepts Newlands – February 2014
Our theme for our flavour focus this month is “In the Pink” celebrating the month
of romance with some excellent roses.

On the 14th we will have wines from Lammershoek, Domaine des Dieux and
Vrede en Lust.

On the 28th we will have wines from Vondeling, Elgin Vintners, Graham Beck
and Rickety Bridge.

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
Vrede en Lust Jess Rose 2013 @ R50.00
Mellasat Viognier 2013 @ R115.50
Luddite Chenin Blanc 2012 @R263.00
Hermit on the Hill “Knights in Tights” Mourvedre Luminoir 2013 @ R81.00

Kloof Street – Cape Town
Vrede en Lust Artisan Range Riesling 2013 @ R74.50
Bruce Jack CWG Happy Hour 2009 (Sauv/Sem/Viog blend) @ R304.50
Waterkloof Seriously Cool Cinsault 2012 @ R106.50
Lammershoek LAM (Less and More) Syrah 2013 @ R72.50

Blu Bird – Gauteng
Vondeling Rose 2013 @ R49.00
Marvelous Red 2011 – R106.50 (Rhone blend)
Marvelous Blue 2010 – R106.50 (Bordeaux blend)
Marvelous Yellow 2012 – R94.50 (Chenin – Chardonnay)
Fine and Raw Chocolates – A fabulous selection of chocolates from “Fine & Raw” are made on our doorstep in Illovo. Come and taste for yourself on Thursday 13 Feb from 5pm. The perfect Valentine’s gift!

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.


Wine Concepts – Newlands
Cardiff Castle Building
Corner Main Street & Kildare Road
Tel: +27-21-671-9030
Fax: +27-21-671-9031
Web: www.wineconcepts.co.za
Email: newlandshop@wineconcepts.co.za
Wine Concepts – On Kloof
Shop 15 Lifestyle on Kloof
50 Kloof Street
Tel: +27-21-426-4401
Fax: 088 021 426 4401
Web: www.wineconcepts.co.za
Wine Concepts – Blu Bird
Blu Bird Shopping Centre
Cnr Atholl Oaklands Road and Park Road
Birnam, Johannesburg
Tel: 011 440-5498
Fax: 011 440-5398
Web: www.wineconcepts.co.za







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