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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 2017.

Next month we will be hosting our ‘Finer Things in Life’ Champagne Festival, now in its fifteenth year, with the theme of Cats on Friday 25th 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, Gosset, Bollinger, Lanson, Nicolas Feuillatte, Palmer and many others to tantalize your taste buds. Along with this there will be live music, dream cars from Jaguar Cape Town, snacks prepared by The Vineyard Hotel. Fine chocolates, gourmet sushi and amazing prizes for ticket holders and the best dressed couple plus lots more!!! Full details will follow soon.

For our recipe this month Michael Olivier gives us his delicious Willow Creek Chicken. We have an interesting line up of new wines in our stores, along with excellent daily tastings from well-known and newer estates. Please visit our website www.wineconcepts.co.za for details on our tastings and 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.

Discover new wines in our stores

Kloof Street – Cape Town
The Drift Bonfire Hill white 2015 R84.50
Vergenoegd Runner Duck White 2015 R59.00
Mooiplaas The Duel Brut NV R193.50
Boschkloof Conclusion 2013 R311.50
Badenhorst Brak-Kuil Barbarosa 2015 R312.50

Newlands – Cape Town
Marcel Amance Chablis 2012 R243.00
Alheit Cartology 2015 R313.00
Iona Solace Syrah 2014 R256.00
Blakes Boys Malbec 2015 R112.00
Fist of Fancy Chardonnay 2016 R128.00

 

Whats up

Flavour Focus evening for October at Newlands
Our theme for our flavour focus this month is on Garagiste wineries and we will be offering a range of these wines on the following date:

On the 28th October from 4.00pm – 7.00pm we will have wines from: Clive Torr; Entrenous; Luddite; Migliarina and Topaz

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

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

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.

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