It was very special seeing so many of our wine friends at our 13th annual Seductive Sauvignons Festival earlier this month at The Vineyard Hotel. Thank you for being with us and for your warm reception to the producers who were there. Many of the wines were not seen before which you all just loved and of course quite a few of the old favourites were welcomed back.

For our recipe this month Michael Olivier gives us his delicious Indian Lamb Curry.
We have an interesting line up of new wines in our stores, along with excellent tastings from well-known and newer estates. Please visit our website for details on our daily tastings upcoming events in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

With Christmas approaching fast, we are stocking up on gift ideas to suit any budget and taste. Please visit us for great gift ideas and to discuss your corporate gifting needs before the big November rush.

We look forward to welcoming you back in one of our three stores soon!!

Whats up

Silly Saturday at Blu Bird – 12th September
Silly Saturday is again on 12 September when we will be tasting a vast selection of wines from Blackwater, Strandveld, Mont Du Toit, Vergenoegd and Ataraxia with Francis Krone. Join us any time from 10am till 4pm to taste fantastic wines, snack a little and learn as we go. Prices on these wines will be dropped just for the day and a few lucky buyers will be rewarded with spot prizes too.

THE PIWOSA ‘WINE CAR BOOT’ FAIR – Journeys End – 13th September
PIWOSA, Premium Independent Wineries of South Africa, comprising thirteen of South Africa’s top independent, boutique wine producers, will be hosting a day of fine wine and epic entertainment on Sunday 13th September at Journey’s End Estate in Sir Lowry’s Pass.

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Flavour Focus evening for September at Newlands
Our theme for our flavour focus this month is Sauvignons!!

On the 18th September from 4.00pm – 7.00pm we will have a range of Sauvignon Blancs and Cabernet Sauvignons from Longridge, Louis Nel, Landskroon and Zorgvliet.

There is no charge so come and enjoy a glass or two before you buy a few bottles to take home with you.

Vineyard Hotel – Tastes of 2015 – fine wine dinners
The Vineyard Hotel continues with their series of fine Wine Dinners for 2015. Friday 25th September will focus on Villiera Wines.

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Discover new wines in our stores

Blu Bird – Gauteng
Mullineux Olerasay Solera style straw wine R466
Eenzaamheid Cinsaut 2014 R102
Uva Mira The Mira Sauvignon Blanc 2014 R107
Beaumont Hope Marguerite Chenin Blanc 2014 R221
Thirst by Radford Dale Gamay Noir 2015 R127
Alheit Cartology 2014 R282

Kloof Street – Cape Town
Ken Forrester The Gypsy Magnums 2003 and 2004 R1420.00 each
Bouchard Finlayson Missionvale Chardonnay 2012 R234.50
Glen Carlou Sauvignon Blanc 2014 R86.50
Louis Nel Cabernet 2009 R266.50
Hartenberg Alchemy Syrah Mourverde Grenache 2013 R67.50

Newlands – Cape Town
Graham Beck Pheasants Run Sauvignon Blanc 2014 R222.00
Thirst White Blend 2015 R127.00
Sutherland Cabernet Petit Verdot 2010 R114.00
Oak Valley Mountain Reserve White 2010 R151.00
Whalehaven Merlot 2011 R180.00

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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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