June 2014 - Wine Concepts
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June 2014


Our Burgundy Lover’s Festival last month at The Wanderers Club in Johannesburg, proved once again that we have the right formula for successful wine events. We would like to thank all of you who attended the Jo’burg event and also the participating wine farms for showing their finest Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays. For those of you in the Cape we will be hosting one in Cape Town at The Vineyard Hotel and Spa on Friday 13th June from 17:00 – 20:00. See more details below.

Good news is that our Newlands branch finally received their Extended Liquor Trading Hours.

Their new opening hours are as follows:
Monday to Friday: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Saturdays: 9:00am – 4:00pm

The first wines – whites of course – of the 2014 vintage are edging their way onto our shelves and are looking very exciting.

Mainly crisp fresh Sauvignon Blancs which are showing so much character. We invite you to come in and trawl through our shelves to see what’s in store.

The reds are of course resting in their oak barrels and some are currently undergoing malo-lactic fermentation during which time the sharper malic [apple fruit acids] are broken down into the softer lactic [milk] acids. Sometimes this fermentation is started and encouraged by winemakers and at other cellars it starts spontaneously.

This month we have lovely gift ideas for Father’s Day, Sausage Cakes with Spicy Apples recipe from Michael Olivier, delicious wine and food dinners, great competitions and 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

Wine Concepts Burgundy Lover’s Festival – 13th June 2014 
Wine Concepts will be hosting their Burgundy Lover’s Festival on Friday 13th June 2014 at The Vineyard Hotel and Spa, Newlands, Cape Town.

We will present some of the Cape’s top producers of the finest Chardonnay’s and Pinot Noir’s at this prestigious event.
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Remember Fathers Day – 15th June. 
This month we celebrate Fathers Day so a good time to treat your Dad with a gift or two from our stores.
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Friday Flavour Focus at Wine Concepts Newlands – June 2014
Our theme for our flavour focus this month continues on our Burgundy theme of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

On the 27th June from 4:00 – 7:00pm we will have wines from – Creation, Blackwater, Vondeling, Journeys End, Oak Valley and Bouchard Finlayson.

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

Wine Concepts Blu Bird – Super Silly Saturdays.
Look out for our first Super Silly Saturday coming soon in July. We had so much fun at our first birthday celebrations that we thought our customers should be rewarded for their loyalty on a regular basis.
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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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Wine and Spirit Education Trust Wine Course
WSET are the only internationally recognised wines courses now available in South Africa with the Level 2 starting in Johannesburg on the 23rd/24th August with the exam 30th August.
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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 Beaumont made by Sebastian Beaumont with a gourmet dinner on the 20th June.
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Hearty Red 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 a wine tasting dinner on the 5th July 2014. The 5 course dinner on the Saturday evening will be paired with carefully chosen red wines from the Meridian portfolio presented by Martin Prinsloo . 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 info@shangri-la.co.za www.shangri-la.co.za

Wine Tastings at Wine Concepts

Wine Tastings at Wine Concepts – Newlands
We have free tastings at our Newlands Shop every day from 4pm till 7pm 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
Trizanne Elim Sauvignon Blanc 2012 R89.50
Migliarina Chardonnay 2012 R99.50
Stellenbosch Reserve Red 2011 with Glass R272.00
BlackWater Terra Lux Pinot Noir 2013 R170.00

Kloof Street – Cape Town
Keermont Syrah 2011 R182.50
Keermont Red 2011 R258.50
Mulderbosch Single Vineyard Chenin Blanc Block A, S2 & W Gift Pack R586.50
Teddy Hall Doreen Sauvignon Blanc 2013 R61.50

Blu Bird – Gauteng
Fledge and Co. Hoeksteen Chenin Blanc 2013 @ R122
Saronsberg Provenance Rooi 2011 @ R127
Groote Post Kapokberg Pinot Noir 2013 @ R172
HRV Ashbourne Sauvignon Blanc Chardonnay 2014 @ R75

Contact us

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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