Summer is almost here with the occasional chilly morning still reminding us that the variable weather of spring is not yet over.
The vineyards in the Cape are now in full leaf cover and fairly soon they will start budding and the important berry formation will take place. This in itself will determine the size of the crop for the harvest of 2016.
Next month we will be hosting our ‘Finer Things in Life’ Champagne Festival, now in its fourteenth year, with the theme of Fire and Ice on Friday 20th November at The Vineyard Hotel!
From 6.00pm – 9.00pm we will be offering numerous cuvees for tasting from premium and boutique Champagne Houses, including Tattinger, Ayala, Gosset, Bollinger, Piper Heidsick, Nicolas Feuillatte and many others to tantalize your taste buds. Along with this there will be live music, classic sports cars, sculptures, fine imported cheeses, fine chocolates, gourmet sushi and amazing prizes for ticket holders and the best dressed couple plus lots more!!!
For our recipe this month Michael Olivier gives us his delicious Tear-apart Cheese and chili, spring onion Bread. 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 websitewww.wineconcepts.co.za for details on our daily tastings on upcoming events at both our Newlands and Kloof Street stores.
With Christmas approaching fast, we are stocking up on gift ideas to suite 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 our stores soon!!
Flavour Focus evening for October at Newlands
On the 30th October from 4.00pm – 7.00pm we will have a range of Craft Beers and Artisan Ciders from Brewers and Union, Devils Peak, Belgian Beer Co, Everson Cider, Orpen Cider and Harfield Beer.
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 ends their Tastes of 2015 fine wine dinners on Friday 23rd October with Constantia Valley Wines.
|Discover new wines in our stores|
Kloof Street – Cape Town
|Cape Atlantic Sauvignon Blanc 2015||R42.50|
|Bouchard Finlayson Blanc de Mer 2014||R100.00|
|De Morgenzon Maestro White 2014||R182.50|
|The Drift Gift Horse Barbera 2013||R611.50|
|Croyden Title Deed 2013||R49.50|
Newlands – Cape Town
|Butter Prosecco NV||R161.00|
|Stellenrust Clement de Lure MCC||R121.00|
|Frohlich Rose 2015||R90.00|
|Blackwater Highroller Sauvignon Blanc 2015||R98.00|
|The Drift Moveable Feast Red 2013||R380.00|
|Wine of the Week 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.
For tasting details visit our events page on www.wineconcepts.co.za