After a near perfect winter with some excellent rainfall, we welcome the start of summer 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 2019.
Next month we will be hosting our ‘Finer Things in Life’ International Sparkling Wine & Champagne Affair, now in its seventeenth year, with the theme of “The Magic of Bubbles” on Friday 23rd November at The Vineyard Hotel!
From 6.00pm – 9.00pm we will be offering numerous cuvees for tasting from premium and boutique International Sparkling Wine producers (including Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom) and from the prestigious Champagne Houses of France to tantalize your taste buds. Along with this, there will be live music, dream cars, chocolatiers and snacks prepared by The Vineyard Hotel. There will be amazing prizes for ticket holders and the best-dressed couple plus lots more!!! Pencil this not to miss event in your diary and we will be sending further details to you soon.
For our recipe this month Michael Olivier gives us a delicious Roasted Beef Fillet Encrusted with Cape-Malay Roasted Masala. 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 products in our stores|
Kloof Street – Cape Town
|Ahrens Family Wines The Whiteblack 2016||R326.00|
|Orpheus & Raven Swansong Gewurtztraminer 2016||R242.00|
|Jean Roi Rose 2016||R346.00|
|Morgenhof Merlot Cabernet Franc 2012||R94.00|
|Botanica Big Flower Merlot 2015||R184.00|
Newlands – Cape Town
|Fat Barrel OTB Red 2013||R58.00|
|Illimis Riesling 2016||R218.00|
|LAvenir Glenrose Rose 2017||R243.00|
|Little Wolf Hibiscus Cider||R27.50|
|Boplaas Citrus Gin||R252.00|
Flavour Focus evening for October at Newlands
Our theme for our flavour focus this month will be on Craft beers, ciders and spirits and we will be offering a range of these exciting products to tempt your taste buds on the following date:
On the 26th October from 4.00pm – 7.00pm we will have craft products from Musgrave Gin, Franschhoek Beer, Autograph Gin, Remhoogte and Loxton
There is no charge so come and enjoy a tasting or two before you buy a few bottles to take home with you.
Vineyard Hotel – Tastes of 2018 – fine wine dinners
The Vineyard Hotel conclude their 2018 series of Fine Wine Dinners on Friday 26th October. The Friends of the Vineyard five-course dinner will focus on wines from Uva Mira, Steenberg, Strandveld, Waterkloof and Glen Carlou.
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