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Penfolds ultimate wine 'health check' celebrates 25th anniversary with 2016 Australian Tour

Penfolds Re-corking Clinics celebrate 25 years of exclusive after-sales service with an impending national tour from August – October, across Australia. The highly sought-after Clinics provide collectors from around the world with complimentary wine ‘health checks’ for their Penfolds red wines, aged 15 years or older.

A unique proposal in the world of wine, Re-corking Clinics allow wine enthusiasts the opportunity to, as required, open and visually inspect their wine, assess the quality, top up, certify, and re-capsule their prized bottles, arresting any further deterioration due to leakage or low levels. Penfolds has been providing the Re-corking Clinic service to collectors around the world since 1991, with over 130,000 bottles certified since their inception. Wine owners must make a booking for their respective Clinic, where the Penfolds winemaking team will be on-hand to assess each registered bottle.

“After 25 years, the Re-corking Clinics continue to amaze and evolve, transcending all our expectations,” says Chief Winemaker, Peter Gago. “The notion that every bottle has a story continues to reign true. As winemakers, it is so meaningful and rewarding to meet collectors and share their personal story of their wine’s unique journey. Professionally it is gratifying to witness the ongoing quality of rare treasures that span so many decades, each one adding to the unfinished story that is Penfolds.”

In addition to the wine assessment, a Clinic appointment allows the opportunity to meet with a Penfolds winemaker to recount the wine’s story, discuss drinking windows and cellaring recommendations. All bottles that are re-corked will be certified and signed by the winemaker. A valuation service is also optionally provided by leading Australian fine wine auction house, Langtons.

Registrations are now open for the Australian Clinics. The program will then head overseas, visiting the UK, US and Canada before the end of the year.

2016 Australian Penfolds Re-corking Clinics 

Perth 9 – 10 August - Fraser’s

Brisbane 18 – 19 August - Gambaro Hotel 
Sydney 6 – 8 September - The Langham Hotel 
Melbourne 20 – 22 September - Carousel 
Adelaide 11 – 12 October - Penfolds Magill Estate 

For further Re-corking Clinic information or to register please visit  
Bookings are essential. 


Media Contact:  

Katheryn Lawson 
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