Time moves quickly when one is busy and this has been the case for our three stores in 2014. Always striving to keep our shelves stocked with intriguing wines from committed wine makers and new wineries has meant we keep on seeing our regular wine imbibers as well as welcoming new friends to the wine concepts ethos. Our festivals, both in Johannesburg and Cape Town, had record attendances this year and we thank, once again, all our participants and customers for your wonderful support. In 2015 we are looking at adding a couple of interesting new festivals as well as continuing our wine and food pairing lunches and dinners.
Now that schools have broken up and businesses are winding down for the year we will soon be on holiday! It’s the season we look forward to having that quality time with family and friends and enjoy relaxed conversation over a good bottle or two of wine!
This month Michael Olivier gives us his delicious White Christmas Ale Cake recipe and we have excellent tastings from well-known and newer estates. Please visit our websitewww.wineconcepts.co.za for details on our daily tastings and for our Festive Season opening hours.
We have stocked up our stores with delicious wines, bubblies and gifts for the festive season and so we look forward to seeing you soon.
May we wish you all a wonderful festive season with happy holidays and best wishes for the New Year.
|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.
Friday Flavour Focus at Wine Concepts Newlands – December 2014
Our theme for our flavour focus this month is bubblies… including Methode Cap Classiques and Prosecco’s
On the 19th December from 4.00 – 7.00 we will have Bottega, Longridge, Domaine des Dieux and Sterhuis
There is no charge so come and enjoy a glass or two before you buy at our discounted rates for the evening only!!
|Discover new wines in our stores|
Newlands – Cape Town
Ayama Brut 2009 @ R154.00
Baleia Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2013 R46.00
Black Block Pinot Noir 2013 R178.50
Ambeloui Cap Classique Magnum R497.00
Springfield Miss Lucy White 2014 R107.50
Kloof Street – Cape Town
Hartenberg The Mackenzie 2011 R382.50
Sumsare Sauvignon Blanc 2012 R71.50
Morgenster Lourens River Valley 2009 R192.50
Kleine Zalze Brut NV and Rose NV R106.50
Graham Beck Brut Rose 2009 R235.50
Blu Bird – Gauteng
Klein Optenhorst MCC 2012 R185.00
Fledge & Co Katvis Pinot Noir 2014 R100
Vondeling Sweet Carolyn Dessert Wine 2011 R171.00
Sterhuis MCC 2010 R150.00
Miles Mossop Introduction Chenin Blanc 2012 R84.00
|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.
|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
We have a few tastings planned throughout the holiday period. Please visit our website for more details on this and also our shortened opening hours for the next few weeks.
For tasting details visit our events page on www.wineconcepts.co.za