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Penfolds re-corking clinic checks into London for the first time in five years

28 August 2013 by
Penfolds re-corking clinic checks into London for the first time in five years

Australian fine-wine brand Penfolds has announced the date for its unique re-corking clinic offering collectors of Penfolds an unusual after-sales service for their wine.

Since 1991, more than 100,000 bottles have been assessed at the re-corking clinics. The clinics provide owners of Penfolds wines with a wine-health examination, with in-house winemakers visually inspecting the wine and opening it if necessary to assess the quality. Top-ups can be arranged along with certification and consultations. Wine makers will also explain drinking windows and cellaring tips.

Throughout the day, an expert from international auctioneers Christies will be on hand to advise on the investment value of wine possessions, family heirlooms and drinking investments.

Peter Gago, chief winemaker of Penfolds, said: "We're delighted to be bringing the Penfolds re-corking clinic back to the UK. We've been running these clinics around the world for more than 20 years and the experience is as fresh as it was back in the beginning - no two Clinics have been alike, no two stories the same. It's all about people, humanity, emotion and wine."

The next clinic will run from 10am until 6pm on Tuesday 22 October 2013 in the Ballroom at the Berkeley hotel, London. Registration opens on the 1 September via www.penfolds.com

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