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The Easter holidays now behind us we are seeing the long warm days of summer slowly coming to an end. The vineyards are now taking a break after the earlier than usual harvest this year and, which means, we are seeing a trickle of 2016 vintage wines already on our shelves.

PIWOSA (Premium Independent Wineries of South Africa) annually offer their Women inWine Initiative to attend the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 and 2 courses in Cape Town as well as spending practical days on the various farms involved throughout the year. We congratulate two members of our team from our Kloof Street branch who were recently awarded this initiative. They are Olga Mxaka who was selected by Jordan Wine Estate and Kelly Ballakistan who was selected by the Glenelly Estate.

For our recipe this month Michael Olivier gives us his warming Red Rib 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 www.wineconcepts.co.za for details on our daily tastings on upcoming events at both our Newlands and Kloof Street stores.

Discover new wines in our stores

Kloof Street – Cape Town
Shannon Mount Bullet Merlot 2012 R366.50
Stellenbosch Reserve Vanderstel Red Blend 2012 R212.50
Beaumont Petit Verdot 2013 R92.50
Cape of Good Hope Serruria Chardonnay 2013 R163.50
Oak Valley Riesling 2015 R112.50

Newlands – Cape Town
Rall White 2015 R276.00
Celestina White 2015 R130.00
Villiera Jasmine White 2015 R60.00
Eenzaamheid Pinotage 2013 R120.00
Baleia Bay Tempranillo 2014 R128.00

 

Whats up

Flavour Focus evening for April at Newlands
Our theme for our flavour focus this month is on Unusual Whites and Blends and we will be offering a range of these wines on the following dates:

On the 8th April from 4.00pm – 7.00pm we will have wines from: Painted Wolf; Miles Mossop; Ormonde; Wilde Haf; Constantia Uitsig and Joostenberg

On the 29th April from 4.00pm – 7.00pm we will have wines from: Thelema/Sutherland; Avondale; Gabrielskloof; Radford Dale; Black Oystercatcher and Edgebaston

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 2016 – fine wine dinners
The Vineyard Hotel continues with their series of fine Wine Dinners for 2016. Saturday 22nd April will focus on the Vineyard Hotel’s 5 wine partners.
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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 Saturdays from 12pm till 3pm.

For tasting details visit our events page on www.wineconcepts.co.za

In association with…
Wine Concepts works in association with the following wineries.
Please visit our website for more details on how to become a retail branding partner.Journeys End, Arra vineyards, Bouchard Finlayson, Constantia Uitsig, Glen Carlou,Hidden Valley Wines, Kloovenburg Vineyards, Longridge, Mooiplaas, Noble Hill Wines,Simonsig, Leopard’s Leap, Cederberg Wines, Steenberg, Vergenoegd, Vriesenhof,The House of Krone, Vrede en Lust, Hartenberg, Glenelly, Lyngrove, Kleine Zalze,Dornier, Cape Chamonix, Lynx, Spier, De Grendel Wines, Waterkloof, Normandie est.1693, Remhoogte, Domaine Des Dieux, Distinctive Brands, Chateau Beau Belle

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