February spells romance and in this issue, we have some exquisite wine offers and prizes for your loved ones!
In our vineyards the persistent heat, and in some areas vineyard fires, over the start of the harvest season has resulted in several parts picking earlier this year, however, many wineries are reporting that what they have picked so far the quality is good but quantity down! With the weather patterns changing around the world, this is having a negative effect on yields over the past years. Picking continues for the later ripening varieties some of which are picked by hand and the others with automated machines. Due to the extreme temperatures picking is usually done in the early hours as vineyard managers rush their grapes into cellars while still cool from the night air.
Wine Concepts Craft Festival – Vineyard Hotel – 8th March
It’s almost impossible not to feel the pull of the craft-drinks revolution. We will thus be hosting our second Craft Festival in Cape Town where we’ll be showcasing a fine selection of diverse and enticing Beers & Ciders along with creative Spirits including Gin, Vodka, Tequila, Rum, Brandy, Absinthe, Grappa, Vermouth etc.
The event will be held on Friday 8th March 2019 at The Vineyard Hotel in the magnificent Summer House from 5pm – 8pm. Further details to follow soon.
For our recipe this month Michael Olivier gives us his delicious snoek pate. 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
|Silverthorn The Genie MCC Rosé NV||R225.00|
|Domaine des Dieux Rose of Sharon MCC Rosé 2010||R226.00|
|The Grapesmith Mediterraneo 2016||R262.00|
|Fable Belle Flower Rosé 2017||R145.00|
|Kruger Family Wines Pearly Gates Pinot Noir 2017||R211.00|
Newlands – Cape Town
|Graham Beck Gorgeous Rose 2017||R92.00|
|Black Rose Gin||R354.00|
|Vrede en Lust Red Lady Merlot 2018||R96.00|
|Le Lude Brut Rose MCC||R318.00|
|Liefmans 4 in a Giftpack Belgian Fruitesse||R159.00|
Flavour Focus evening for February at Newlands
Our theme for our flavour focus this month is on wines to celebrate the romantic month of February and to taste some lovely rose wines to tempt your taste buds on the following dates:
On the 8th February from 4.00pm – 7.00pm we will have wines from: Protea, Ernie Els, Perdeberg, Krone and Arra
On the 22nd February from 4.00pm – 7.00pm we will have wines from: Steenberg, Foothills, Glen Carlou, Avontuur, and Zorgvliet
There is no charge so come and enjoy a tasting or two before you buy a few bottles to take home with you.
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