December 2018 - Wine Concepts
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December 2018

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 seventeenth annual Wine Concepts “Finer things in Life Champagne and Prosecco Wine Affair” at the deluxe Vineyard Hotel took place on the 23rd November. Over 40 Champagnes and Prosecco’s 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 and to the Fords who featured us in their weekly magazine Menu. See links below:

Photos – Click here. Video – Click here. Menu – Click here.

We also extend a huge thanks to the Champagne and Prosecco producers who attended and to our co-sponsors, The Vineyard Hotel in Newlands and Jaguar Cape Town and to all our other exhibitors who showcased their products and also for giving so generously to our lucky draw on the evening.

Our lucky draw prize for guests who bought Champagne and Proseccos on the evening was won by George Jubilin who won a wine and food pairing dinner for two prepared by Michelin Star Chef Rikku O’Donnchu at Gate at Quoin Rock located at the magnificent Quoin Rock Winery in Stellenbosch The prize for the best dressed couple on the evening went to Martin and Rosie Brossy who won a voucher for the Square Restaurant at The Vineyard Hotel as well as a Jaguar Driving Experience.

For our recipe this month Michael Olivier gives us his delicious Lager Baked Gammon for Christmas. 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 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 products in our stores

Kloof Street – Cape Town
Dainty Bess Pinot Noir Brut Rosé 2014 R276.00
Silverthorn Jewel Box 2014 R356.00
Saronsberg Brut 2015 R191.00
Cederberg Brut 2013 R227.00
LÓrmarins Blanc de Blanc 2013 R264.00

Newlands – Cape Town
Musgrave Dual Gift Pack R890.00
Sugarbird Gin Gift Box R362.00
Thelema Rabelais 2014 in gift box R595.00
Villiera Monro 2012 MCC in Gift Box R257.00
Lakrids Advent Calender R537.00


Whats up

Flavour Focus evening for December at Newlands

Our theme for our flavour focus this month is on festive bubblies and we will be offering a range of these to tempt your taste buds on the following date:

On the 28th December from 4.00pm – 7.00pm we will have Allee Bleue, Vondeling, Le Lude, Villiera and Da Lucca

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

Nuts about Nutrify!

If you enjoy nuts as much as we do to have alongside a glass or two of wine then try sourcing them from a newly established nut supplier on the internet called Nutrify. We discovered them recently and after several orders have been very satisfied with their service and products (not only nuts but healthy products as well).
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Lakrids – chocolate coated liquorice

Just in time for the festive season, premium Danish liquorice brand, Lakrids, has arrived on South African shores and we are proud to have the range for sale at Wine Concepts.
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