November 2014 - Wine Concepts
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November 2014

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On Friday 21st November at The Vineyard Hotel, Wine Concepts will host their
‘Finer Things in Life’ Champagne Festival, now in its thirteenth year, with the
theme of Ebony and Ivory!

From 6.00pm – 9.00pm we will be offering over 40 cuvees for tasting from 18 premium and boutique Champagne Houses, including Drappier, Gosset, Bollinger, Billecart Salmon, Jacquart, Tattinger, Gardet and many others to tantalize your taste buds. Along with this there will be live music, sports cars, mime artists, fine chocolates, gourmet sushi and amazing prizes for ticket holders and the best dressed couple plus lots more!!!
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This month Michael Olivier gives us his recipe for Chicken Biriani, delicious wine
and food dinners, and other 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!!

Gifts for the Festive Season

A good bottle of wine is always a lovely gift and our stores have an excellent selection on offer. Added to this we have a range of new wine accessories, olive oils, tapenades, hand crafted chocolates, biltong, cookery and wine books (where possible hand signed by the authors). We have Christmas hampers which can be tailor made to your requirements or select from the hampers already on display. If you can’t decide on a specific gift then we have our popular Wine Concepts Gift Vouchers available for any value. We also offer a free wrapping service for any gifts you buy from us.
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Whats up

Silly Saturday at Blu Bird – 13th December
Our next monthly Silly Saturday will be on 13th December where we will be celebrating with wines from Catherine Marshall, Ridgeback and Zorgvliet.

Come and enjoy a glass or two of wine with snacks from 10.00am till 4.00pm and at the same time meet fellow wino’s. So diarise now and bring your friends along for some super silliness and an opportunity to buy these fine wines at silly prices!

Friday Flavour Focus at Wine Concepts Newlands – November 2014
Our theme for our flavour focus this month is on unusual white and red single varietal wines.

On the 14th November we will have Sijnn, Dagbreek, Sutherland and Idiom

On the 28th November we will have Usana, Steenberg, Ondine, Hermit on the Hill and Mount Aboro

There is no charge so come and enjoy a glass or two before you buy at our discounted rates for one night only!!

Blu Bird Winemaker dinner with Vondeling – 27th November
Join us for an evening of delicious food and Vondeling Wines with winemaker Matthew Copeland at Eatery JHB in Parkmore on the 27th November.

On the evening we will enjoy a selection of their specially crafted wines paired with a delicious modern bistro three course menu by Matthew and his team at Eatery.
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Diners Club Wine List of the Year Awards – 2014
We congratulate our clients Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve (Cederberg) and Abalone House (Paternoster) who both received the prestigious Diamond Award with Shangri La (Modimolle) closely following with a Gold Award. In addition, Bushmans Kloof beat 32 other contenders to win the regional award for the best wine list in the Cape.
For more information on our wine list consulting service please contact Mike at 021 671 9030 or michael@wineconcepts.co.za

Doran Vineyards Open Days and Sheepstakes!
The Doran Vineyards Sheepstakes take place on the farm’s open day on the last Saturday of each month. Doran Vineyards in the Voor-Paardeberg is a 180 ha property, of which a third is planted under vines, and visitors on the open days are free to walk through the vineyards and sheep pastures.
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Arra Vineyards 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 1st November 2014. The 5 course dinner on the Saturday evening will be paired with a selection of wines from the Arra Vineyards. 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 orinfo@shangri-la.co.za www.shangri-la.co.za

Discover new wines in our stores

Newlands – Cape Town
Nicolas Fieulette Boheme Chic in Tin R448.00
Bottega Prosecco DOC R202.50
Diemersdal Gruner Veltliner 2014 R95.50
Tierhoek Unlabelled Red 2012 R57.00
Simelia Merlot 2013 R178.50

Kloof Street – Cape Town
De Morgenzon Maestro White 2013 R168.50
Lords Pinot Noir Rose 2014 R60.50
Vondeling Methode Ancestral Rurale 2013 R240.50
Simonsig CWG Heirloom Shiraz 2012 R539.50
David Finlayson Camino Africana Pinot Noir Reserve 2012 R497.50

Blu Bird – Gauteng
Warwick Cabernet Franc 2011 @ R306
David Finlayson Camino Africana Chenin Blanc 2013 @ R320
Nico van der Merwe Syrah 2007 @ R150
Ghost Corner Wild Ferment Sauvignon Blanc 2013 @ R192
Tamboerskloof John Spicer Syrah 2009 @ R554

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 12pm till 3pm.

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.

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