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January 2015

With the seasonal rush behind us and the holidays all but over we slowly ease back into our daily routine, and so we take this opportunity to wish you all a wonderful and safe year ahead.

In the vineyards we have seen the grapes on the vines increase in size and start to change their appearance indicating signs of ripening. However, hearing from a few winemakers we spoke to recently the harvest has started earlier this year with excellent quality predicted for the 2015 vintage.


This month Michael Olivier gives us his summery Salad of Asparagus Spears and smoked chicken breasts and we have excellent tastings from well-known and newer estates.

Please visit our website www.wineconcepts.co.za and keep an eye on our calendar for events coming up in Johannesburg and Cape Town. We are planning regular dinners with winemakers, fabulous tastings and festivals this year.

Whats up

Silly Saturday at Blu Bird – 7th February
Our next monthly Silly Saturday will be on 7th February where we will be celebrating with wines from Constantia Glen, Edgebaston and Le Riche.

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 – January 2015
Our theme for our flavour focus this month is a selection of exciting new releases of both white and red wines.

On the 16th January from 4.00 – 7.00 we will have wines from Paul Wallace, The Foundry, Beau Belle, Lieben and Uva Mira.

On the 30th January from 4.00 – 7.00 we will have wines from Andy Mitchell, Plaisir De Merle, Sellenzicht and Engelbrecht Els.

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
Fledge Katvis Pinot Noir 2014 R106.50
Louis Nel Titanic Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 R69.00
Uva Mira Single Tree Chardonnay 2013 R511.50
Chamonix Feldspar Pinot Noir 2013 R135.00
Cowlin Sauvignon Blanc 2014 R68.00

Kloof Street – Cape Town
Lammershoek Cellar Foot Orange Wine 2013 R142.50
Craven Clarette Blanche 2014 R129.50
Beau Belle Cooper Shiraz 2013 R80.50
Keermont Steepside Syrah 2012 R398.50
La Bri LTD Release Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 R185.50

Blu Bird – Gauteng
Raka Spliced 2012 R66.00
Pella Thomas se Dolland 2012 R248.00
Magna Carta MMXI R583.00
Beau Constantia Cecily Viognier 2014 R170.00
Bloemendal Suider Terras Sauvignon Blanc 2013 R308.00

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
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

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