October 2019 - Wine Concepts
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October 2019

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 2020.

'Finer Things in Life' French Champagne Festival

Next month we will be hosting our ‘Finer Things in Life’ French Champagne Festival, now in its eighteenth year, with the theme of “Boas & Bow Ties” on Saturday 9th November from 15.00 – 18.00 at The Vineyard Hotel!
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For our recipe this month Michael Olivier gives us his delicious African Groundnut Stew. 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
Quoin Rock Namysto White 2017 R138.00
Elgin Ridge Crunch Sauvignon Blanc 2018 R95.00
Tempel Wines Skoonskip Pinotage 2018 R196.00
Spice Route Obscura Red 2019 R242.00
Muti Gin R489.00

Newlands – Cape Town
Ghost Corner Wild Ferment Sauvignon Blanc 2017 R263.00
Ambeloui MCC Rosanne NV R253.00
Doran Grenache Blanc 2018 R143.00
Allee Bleue Cabernet Merlot 2014 R175.00
Leopards Leap Natura De-Alcoholised Classic Red NV R73.00

 

Whats up

Flavour Focus evening for October at Newlands

Our theme for our flavour focus this month is on Craft beers, Craft Spirits and Craft Ciders and we have selected some special one’s for you to try on the following date:

On the 25th October from 4.00pm – 7.00pm we will have products from: Stellies, Drifter, McKruger and the Italian Job.

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 2019 – fine wine dinners

The Vineyard Hotel continues with their series of Fine Wine Dinners for 2019. Friday 25th October will focus on Ernie Els Wines.
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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.

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