April 2014 - Wine Concepts
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April 2014

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The holidays are beginning and we hope you will be spoilt this weekend by the Easter Bunny with copious amounts of delicious goodies like wine, chocolates, biltong, olive oils etc! The long warm days are slowly coming to an end and the vineyards are resting after the harvest, now almost complete, with most of the grapes/wine fermenting for our 2014 vintage.

This month we have a lovely Easter cake recipe from Michael Olivier, delicious wine and food dinners, a series of wine courses, great competitions and don’t forget our daily wine tastings from well known and newer estates. Please visit our websitewww.wineconcepts.co.za for details on our daily tastings.

Our first Wine Concepts annual event for 2014 kicks off with our Burgundy Lover’s Festival on the 29th May at The Wanderers Club in Illovo, Johannesburg. See details below.

Good news is that our Kloof Street branch is the first retailer to receive their Extended Liquor Trading Hours in Sub council 16 (City Bowl, Atlantic Seaboard and Hout Bay)

Their new opening hours are as follows:

Monday to Friday: 10.00am – 7.00pm
Saturday and public holidays: 9.00am – 5pm

We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Whats up!

Easter weekend trading hours in our stores:
Kloof Street – Cape Town:
Friday 18th Closed
Saturday 19th 9am – 5pm
Monday 21st 9am – 5pm

Newlands – Cape Town
Friday 18th Closed
Saturday 19th 9am – 4pm
Monday 21st 9am – 12pm

Blu Bird – Johannesburg
Friday – Closed
Saturday – 9am to 5pm
Monday – 9am to 3pm

Hartenberg Wine Tasting Dinner at the Shangri-La Hotel

The luxurious Shangri-La Hotel, near Modimolle (Nylstroom) and Bela Bela (Warmbaths), is offering a delightful weekend with Hartenberg on the 3rd May 2014.

The 5 course dinner on the Saturday evening will be paired with carefully chosen wines from the Hartenberg wine range. The cost for the event is R1150.00 which includes the dinner, breakfast and accommodation for 2 adults sharing. For more details please call014 718 1600 or info@shangri-la.co.zawww.shangri-la.co.za.

Wine Concepts Burgundy Lover’s Festival – 29th May 2014
Wine Concepts will be hosting their Burgundy Lover’s Festival on Friday 29th May 2014 at The Wanderers Club, Illovo, Johannesburg.

We will present the finest Chardonnay’s and Pinot Noir’s South Africa has to offer, inviting a selection of the country’s top producers to take part in this prestigious event.
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KGB Un Wined Wine Appreciation Courses
Whether you are looking for a new hobby, the perfect present for a loved one or friend,
or just hoping to literally “UnWined”, then this is the course for you.
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The Two Oceans’ race by Wheelchair for Charity!
Friend and colleague in wine, Jeremy Hazel, who lost the use of his legs in a mountaineering accident several years ago will at 6.10am on Easter Saturday 19 April, be on the start-line of the 56km Two Oceans Marathon. He is aiming at becoming the first person to complete this ultra marathon in a wheelchair.
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Vineyard Hotel and Spa – Tastes of 2014 – fine wine dinners
The Vineyard Hotel and Spa continue with their series of fine Wine Dinners for 2014. This month focuses on the wines from the Vineyard Hotel’s Five Wine Partners (Meerlust, Klein Constantia, Warwick, Simonsig and Waterford), with a gourmet dinner on the 25th April.
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Friday Flavour Focus at Wine Concepts Newlands – April 2014
Our theme for our flavour focus this month is to celebrate organic wines as well as dessert wines.

On the 28th from 4.00 – 600pm we will have wines from -Hermanuspietersfontein, Quoin Rock, Nativo, Waverley Hills and Reyneke

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 7pm and throughout Saturdays from 9am till 5pm.

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
Beau Joubert Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2012 R106.50
Wildehurst Velo Red 2011 @ R131.50
Journeys End Trebuchet Red 2011 @ R70.00
Journeys End Trebuchet White 2013 @ R70.00

Kloof Street – Cape Town
Mulderbosch 1000 Miles Sauvignon Blanc 2012 (5 Stars) @ R216.50
Domaine Des Deiux Petit Rose 2012 (Syrah Grenache) @ R81.50
Beau Joubert Oak Land Shiraz Cabernet 2012 @ R46.50
Devils Peak English Ale @ R26.00

Blu Bird – Gauteng
Rietvallei Special Select Chardonnay 2012 @ R97
Catherine Marshall Pinot Noir 2011 @ R194
Saronsberg Full Circle 2011 @ R299
Thelema Sutherland Rose 2013 @ R71

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