Schools have broken up and businesses are winding down for the year and we look forward to the well-deserved break ahead. It’s the season we look forward to having that quality time with family and friends and enjoy relaxed conversation over a good bottle or two of wine!

Our fifteenth annual Wine Concepts “Finer things in Life International Champagne and Sparkling Wine Affair” at the deluxe Vineyard Hotel took place on the 17th November. Over 30 International sparkling wines and Champagnes were offered for tasting to our guests along with fine food, music and wonderful prizes. We thank all who attended and hope you enjoyed the evening as much as we did! Our thanks to Matthew and Heather from Withers and Son Photography who took super pics as well as a video of the evening.

See links below:
The Wine Taster gallery
The Wine Taster videos

We also extend a huge thanks to the Champagne and Sparkling Wine producers who attended and to our co-sponsors, The Vineyard Hotel www.vineyard.co.za; Porsche South Africa www.porschejohannesburg.com; Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat www.bushmanskloof.co.za and to all our other exhibitors who showcased their products and also for giving so generously to our lucky draw.

Our lucky draw prize for guests who bought Sparkling Wine and Champagne on the evening was won by Francis Gerard who won the two night stay at the luxurious Bushmanskloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat in the Cederberg. The prize for the best dressed couple on the evening went to Marc Scott and partner who will be chauffeur driven in a luxurious Porsche to have a wine tasting lunch at the exquisite Uva Mira Wine Estate courtesy of Porsche South Africa.

For our recipe this month Michael Olivier gives us his delicious Willow Creek Pan Roasted Pork Chops with caramelised onion & apples. 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 have stocked up our stores with delicious wines, bubblies and gifts for the festive season and so we look forward to seeing you soon.

Discover new wines in our stores

Kloof Street – Cape Town
L’Ormarins Brut Rose NV R138.50
Simonsig CWG Cuvee Chen Brut 2007 R702.50
Constantia Glen Sauvignon Blanc 2017 R161.00
Hartenberg Alchemy Bordeaux 2016 R78.50
Moreson Cabernet Franc 2015 R256.00

Newlands – Cape Town
Ernie Els Propieter Blend and Decanter Giftbox R436.00
Bacio Della Luna Rosato Prosecco R174.00
Bollinger Special Cuvee NV R891.00
Edgebaston GS Cabernet 2014 R482.00
Groote Post Seasalter White 2015 R261.00

 

Whats up


Flavour Focus evening for December at Newlands

Our theme for our flavour focus this month will be Methode Cap Classiques and we will be offering a range of these on the following date:

On the 22nd December from 4.00pm – 7.00pm we will have MCC’s from Genevieuve, Morgenhof, Dainty Bess, Vondeling and Allee Bleue

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

The Flower House introduces The Daily Bunch!

The founders of The Flower House, Megan Mackenzie and Belinda Plimsoll, both love giving and receiving flowers and the joy a simple bunch of beautiful flowers brings to your day. They source the freshest flowers and foliage every day in order to create The Daily Bunch.

Please visit their website for more information and to place your orders before midday for same day delivery in Cape Town.
www.theflowerhousecapetown.co.za
063 474 3225 | 021 201 7440
info@theflowerhousecapetown.co.za

In-store tastings

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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