We trust that you enjoyed the Easter break as we start to see the long warm days of summer slowly coming to an end and autumn easing in. The vineyards are now taking a break after the earlier than usual harvest this year, which means we can expect to see a trickle of 2018 vintage wines on our shelves shortly.

Our inaugural Wine Concepts “Craft drinks Festival” at the luxurious Vineyard Hotel took place on the 23rd March. At the Festival we showcased a fine selection of diverse and enticing Beers & Ciders along with creative Spirits including Gin, Vodka, Tequila, Rum, Brandy, Absinthe, Grappa, Vermouth etc. It turned out to be a fantastic evening and this will now become part of our annual Festival calendar. 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. Thanks also to John and Lynn Ford from Menu for their pictorial feedback on the evening. See links below:
The Wine Taster – video
The Wine Taster – Album
Wine Concepts Craft Festival

For our recipe this month Michael Olivier gives us his delicious “Risotto for a Friend” recipe. 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 websitewww.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
Craven Clairette Blanche 2017 R191.00
Van Loggerenberg Geronimo Cinsault 2017 R286.00
Blokhuis Grenache Blanc 2016 R575.00
False Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2017 R67.00
Montpellier Spysenierberg Red Blend 2013 R103.00

Newlands – Cape Town
Morgenster Vespri White 2017 R142.00
David & Nadia Chenin Blanc 2017 R103.00
Amatra Merlot 2016 R170.00
Storm Ignis Pinot Noir 2016 R549.00
Saltare Syrah 2013 R260.00
Whats up

Flavour Focus evening for April at Newlands
Our theme for our flavour focus this month will be on White Blends and Unusual cultivars and we will be offering a range of these exciting wines to tempt your taste buds on the following date:

On the 20th April from 4.00pm – 7.00pm we will have wines from Olifantsberg, Blackwater, Quando, Rickety Bridge, Avondale and Arra

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 2018 – fine wine dinners
The Vineyard Hotel continues with their series of Fine Wine Dinners for 2018. Saturday 21st April will focus on the theme of All Things Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
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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

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