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It was very special seeing so many of our wine friends at our 15th annual Seductive Sauvignons Festival last 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.

Scenes from the Seductive Sauvignon Festival.
Pics courtesy of The Wine Taster

We welcome Wellington Muromba as our assistant retail manager at our Newlands branch from the beginning of this month. Wellington has an enormous interest in wines and spirits and is an active member of the newly established wine initiative, BLACC (Black Cellar Club).

Wine Concepts is proud to be associated with the Legacy Lifestyle Rewards Program. Earn a percentage back of your spend whenever you shop at a Lifestyle Partner and choose to spend it with us or any one of over 200 Legacy Lifestyle Partners. Enjoy extra benefits with our Lifestyle Choice of the Month Wine. Register today, it’s free with no monthly fees or obligations and enjoy 4% back at either of our Wine Concepts stores.

Once you have registered you will have the opportunity to buy a bottle of Simonsig’s Frans Malan Red at a reduced cost during September and October and also have the chance to win a dinner for two at Simonsig’s Cuvee fine dining restaurant.

For our recipe this month Michael Olivier gives us his delicious Chicken Liver Toasts, Tuscan Style. 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.

Discover new wines in our stores

Kloof Street – Cape Town
Mooiplaas Sauvignon Blanc 2016 R120.50
Botanica Mary Delany Chenin Blanc 2015 R306.50
Saxenburg Private Collection Merlot 2011 R193.50
Simonsig GSM 2016 R91.50
Tokara Reserve Syrah 2013 R354.50

Newlands – Cape Town
Cavalli Cremello White 2015 R153.00
The Great Red 2015 R186.00
Starke Conde Sauvignon Blanc 2016 R182.00
Steenberg Ruby Rose 2017 R83.00
Intellego Kedungu 2016 R128.00
Whats up

Flavour Focus evening for September at Newlands
Our theme for our flavour focus this month will be Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc’s and we will be offering a range of these wines on the following date:

On the 29th September from 4.00pm – 7.00pm we will have wines from Steenberg, Saxenburg, Zorgvliet and Kaapzicht

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

KGB UnWined Wine Appreciation Course – October 2017
Whether you are looking for a new hobby, the perfect present for a loved one or friend, or just hoping to literally “UnWined”, then this is the course for you. The courses offer a great setting to share any questions you have ever wanted to ask about what’s in your glass or how it actually got there. In addition, this is a wonderfully sociable and relaxed way for wine lovers to get together and of enjoy a large range of proudly South African wines. Share with your family and friends and get a group together for a fun-filled evening.
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Vineyard Hotel – Tastes of 2017 – fine wine dinners
The Vineyard Hotel continues with their series of Fine Wine Dinners for 2017. Friday 22nd September will focus on wines from the Leeuwenkuil Family Vineyards
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