May has arrived and along with it winter, and the welcome rains that go with it for us in the Cape. But that means lovely wholesome stews and great reds around a warm fire.
Now in its fourth year our Burgundy Lover’s Festival will kick off this month in Johannesburg on the 29th May at The Wanderers Club in Illovo, and next month in Cape Town on the 13th June at The Vineyard Hotel and Spa. See details below.
We congratulate our Blu Bird Manageress,
Amelia Visser, who successfully passed the
Level 3 Wine and Spirit Education Trust course (for more information on these internationally recognised courses, visit The Wine Centre).
Well done Amelia.
And while we are celebrating we are proud to announce that our Blu Bird store turns ONE on Saturday 17th May. To mark this momentous occasion we have a fun filled day in store so please come and join us in the festivities. See below for details.
This month we have a lovely recipe from Michael Olivier, delicious wine and food dinners, 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.
Wine Concepts Burgundy Lover’s Festival
Wine Concepts will be hosting their Burgundy Lover’s Festival on Thursday 29th May 2014 at The Wanderers Club, Illovo, Johannesburg and in Cape Town on the 13th June at The Vineyard Hotel and Spa.
We will present some of the Cape’s top producers of the finest Chardonnay’s and Pinot Noir’s as well as a selection from France at these prestigious events.
Wine Concepts – Blu Bird’s Birthday Bash. Saturday 17th May 9-5
It’s our birthday at wine concepts Blu Bird and to show our appreciation for all your support during our first year, we’ll be giving away wine, gifts, vouchers and festival tickets to lucky buyers all day long. We will also be offering delicious snacks, incredible discounts on selected products as well as lucky draws with lovely prizes throughout the day.
The Foodbarn – Noordhoek – Autumn Menu’s
Franck Dangereux, owner and chef of The Foodbarn in the tranquil Noordhoek Village along with his delightful staff keep us inspired with their relaxed Bistro atmosphere accompanied by superb food.
Mulderbosch 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 Mulderbosch on the 7th June 2014. The 5 course dinner on the Saturday evening will be paired with carefully chosen wines from the Mulderbosch wine range presented by their winemaker, Adam Mason . The cost for the event is R1150.00 which includes the dinner, breakfast and accommodation for 2 adults sharing. For more details please call 014 718 1600 or email@example.com,www.shangri-la.co.za
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.
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 Edgbaston made by David Finlayson along with a gourmet dinner on the 23rd May.
Friday Flavour Focus at Wine Concepts Newlands – May 2014
Our theme for our flavour focus this month is to celebrate the cultivar created by Professor Perold in the early 1920’s, namely Pinotage. We will also have a few local ports for tasting as well.
On the 16th from 4:00 – 6:00pm we will have wines from -Rijks, Diemersfontein, Neethlingshof, The House of Monis, Kaapzicht and Vergenoegd
On the 30th May from 4:00 – 6:00pm we will have wines from – Axe Hill, Flagstone, Fairview, False Bay Vineyard and De Krans.
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
Dazzling Donkey Chenin Blanc 2012 R120.00
Bizoe QR Red Blend 2009 @ R78.50
Stofberg “Mia” Shiraz 2012 @ R113.50
Beau Joubert “Ambassador” Red 2009 @R120.00
Kloof Street – Cape Town
Rickety Bridge Foundation Stone White 2013 R85.50
Keet First Verse 2010 R344.50 (Platter 5 Star wine)
Anthonji Rupert Cabernet 2009 R499.50
Van Biljon Cinq 2011 R324.50
Blu Bird – Gauteng
Foundation Stone Rose 2013 by Rickety Bridge @ R54.00
Hoeksteen Chenin Blanc 2013 @ R110.00
Doran Pinotage 2012 @ R107.00
Nabygelegen Grappa @ R230.00
|Wine Concepts – Newlands
Cardiff Castle Building
Corner Main Street & Kildare Road
|Wine Concepts – On Kloof
Shop 15 Lifestyle on Kloof
50 Kloof Street
Fax: 088 021 426 4401
|Wine Concepts – Blu Bird
Blu Bird Shopping Centre
Cnr Atholl Oaklands Road and Park Road
Tel: 011 440-5498
Fax: 011 440-5398
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