A Visit To A Penfolds Recorking Clinic

I have to be quite honest here… my inherently inquisitive mind has always wondered just what goes on at one of these Penfolds “Recorking Clinics” I almost imagined it to be akin to some kind of secret Grange-loving cabal’s ritualistic get-together… which in a way it was I suppose, but oh so much more.

The ever charming and entertaining Peter Gago

The esteemed Australian house of Penfolds has been holding these clinics worldwide for over 19 years. At these sessions Penfolds offer a unique service to owners of their wines… and it is all free of charge.

When Penfolds rolled into town just the other week I took along an older bottle of Penfolds Kalimna Bin 28 for appraisal by Penfolds Chief Winemaker (and old friend) Peter Gago, and filmed what I found to be a fascinating process…

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