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As 2017 gathers momentum we are welcoming back our customers who are looking well rested after the break! The kids are back at school, varsities open soon and for most of us it’s the start of the daily grind but with exciting new challenges for the year ahead. The heat is on in the vineyards and the picking of the grapes for several of the MCC bubbly producers has already started in earnest. It is sad, however, that as we had mentioned in last January’s newsletter we yet again in this newsletter report on the devastating fires that have been raging for the past weeks in the Western Cape, destroying several thousands of hectares of vines and in some cases complete farms with their homesteads and cellars ruined as well. Our thoughts are with all who have been affected and the brave firefighting teams.

For our recipe this month Michael Olivier gives us his delicious starter Deconstructed Sushi with Avocado & Salmon Trout. 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.

We wish you all a wonderful and safe year ahead.

Discover new wines in our stores

Kloof Street – Cape Town
Beaumont Vitruvia 2015 R312.50
Ken Forrester Dirty Little Secret Chenin 2015 R987.50
Stoffberg Family Mariette Brut 2013 R263.50
Van Biljon Cinq 2013 R325.50
Normandie Anno 1693 2014 R199.50

Newlands – Cape Town
JanHarmsgat Chardonnay 2014 R107.00
Malanot Flower Pot White 2014 R90.00
Meinert The Italian Job White Merlot 2014 R184.00
De Wetshof Cuvee Brut R235.00
Lomond Conebush Syrah 2014 R315.00
Whats up

Flavour Focus evening for January at Newlands
Our theme for our flavour focus this month is showcasing new wines and vintage releases and we will be offering a range of these wines on the following date:

On the 27th January from 4.00pm – 7.00pm we will have wines from Genevieuve, Crystallum,and Alheit.

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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