Penfolds Re-corking Clinics offer the owners of Penfolds red wines which are 15 years and older the opportunity to have their wines assessed by a winemaker, and if necessary, opened, tasted, topped up and re-capsuled on the spot.
The art of re-corking is a delicate process. If opened, the bottle of wine will be tested by the winemaker and assessed for its quality. If the wine is deemed to be a good example of the style and vintage, it will then be topped up with a recent vintage of the same wine, re-corked, provided with a new Penfolds capsule, and then certified by the winemaker. This process certifies the wine for quality, ensuring attendees leave the Clinic with their re-corked collection in an excellent condition, ready for continued cellaring or to enjoy at leisure.
More than a wine 'health check' the Penfolds Re-corking Clinics allow wine enthusiasts to discuss cellaring tips and receive a market appraisal of their wines.
2014 China Re-corking Clinic Dates:
The Penfolds Re-corking Clinic in Beijing was held in early July.
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2014 Australia and New Zealand Re-corking Clinic Dates:
- Auckland 23rd – 24th July
- Brisbane 5th – 6th August
- Sydney 19th – 21st August
- Melbourne 2nd – 4th September
- Perth 17th – 18th September
- Adelaide 30th September – 1st October
Please note online registration for the Adelaide Re-corking Clinic is now closed. For any last minute requests or queries, please contact Penfolds Consumer Relations on 1300 651 650.
2014 North American Re-corking Clinic Dates:
Registrations are now being accepted for United State and Canadian clinics. To register please complete the online form or call 707.299.3252 (United States)
Penfolds Senior Red Winemaker Steve Lienert explains what occurs at the Penfolds Re-corking clinics