Penfolds Re-Corking Clinics 2014

TORONTO, Sept. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Open your cellar, unlock your wine cabinet and bring out those red (and white) capsules! Penfolds winemakers are preparing to embark on a mission to quality check Penfolds red wines (15 years and older) around the United States. No other winery in the world offers a comprehensive, and complimentary, after-sales service on such a global scale.

Over 120,000 bottles have been assessed globally at Penfolds Re-corking Clinics since 1991. These Clinics provide owners of Penfolds wines a distinctive and intimate wine health examination. Penfolds winemakers visually inspect the wine, open if necessary, assess quality, top-up (if appropriate), certify and re-capsule bottles, consultatively and clinically.

More than a health-check for your wine, a clinic appointment also affords a personal opportunity to meet the maker, recount the wine's 'story,' discuss drinking windows, cellaring tips and much more. It's also an opportunity to engage first hand with 170 years of continuous winemaking endeavor and history. Experts from Christie's Auction House will be available to investigate the investment value of prized wine possessions, family heirlooms and drinking investments.

Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker said, "We've been staging Penfolds Re-corking Clinics across the globe now for more than twenty years. We've opened a Pandora's Box of a huge array of wines spanning numerous decades. The experience is as fresh as it was back in the beginning—no two Clinics have been alike, no two stories the same".

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, before being valued by a representative of the leading US fine wine auction house, Christies.

NORTH AMERICAN DATES FOR THE 2014 PENFOLDS RE-CORKING CLINICS

MONTREAL                       October 8th
NEW YORK                       October 15TH
LOS ANGELES                  October 17th

Registration is now open. Appointments are essential.
To Register please visit Penfolds.com or Email glenna.gauthier@tweglobal.com.

ABOUT PENFOLDS:
'1844 To Evermore!'… It was the slogan to launch a winemaking legacy. Through a union of passion, commitment, courage and patience, this winemaking legacy flourishes throughout the world today. For 170 years, Penfolds has cultivated a reputation on winemaking excellence; achieved through a unique alchemy of distinguished vineyards and viticultural caretakers, exceptional winemaking resources and a rich history of outstanding winemakers. These master craftsmen and women have served as silent custodians of the Penfolds stable, an Australian tradition steeped in wine lore and the spirit of generosity. As well as honouring traditional winemaking values, Penfolds cultivates a spirit of experimentation and innovation, as evidenced from secret 'bottlings' such as Grange in 1951. Through the passing of time such innovations have become the great traditions for new generations. Today, 170 years from its initial declaration, Penfolds winemaking legacy continues and the house remains one of Australia's most revered … now and 'evermore'.

SOURCE: Penfolds

For further information: MEDIA CONTACT: Lily Lane, lily.lane@penfolds.com / +1 707 299 3252

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