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The Penfolds Re-Corking Clinic returns to Hong Kong Penfolds 「換塞診所」重臨香港

August 15, 2017

Established since 1991, Penfolds has been running its notable “Re-Corking Clinic service” and has inspected over 150,000 Penfolds reds for their collectors all over the world. This ultimate service helps to ensure the old Penfolds wines which aged 15 year or older are in exceptional quality.

 

 For the first time since the inaugural event hosted in Hong Kong in 2011, Penfolds hosted this grand event again at Ritz Carlton Hong Kong in 25th July. Leading with Australian legendary winemaker Peter Gago (aka. The Penfolds Chief Winemaker), the winemaking team has offered an ultimate health-check service on hundreds of old Penfolds wines.

 

At the Hong Kong Clinic, there were about 400 wine were registered for the service, with the appearance of some extremely rare and precious collections, including Block 42 Kalimna Cabernet Sauvignon, Bin 90A Coonawarra Cabernet Barossa Valley Shiraz, Bin 333 Shiraz and Bin 747 Claret. All of the wine bottles were carefully examined under the elite Penfolds winemaking teams, with some bottles opened, topped up, re-capsuled and secured with a Penfolds branded cork for continued cellaring. Experts from Sotheby’s were also attended to offer advices on wine auctioning and drinking investments for the secondary market.

 

Peter Gago claimed that even under different weather conditions, Penfolds wines can still be kept perfectly sound, and will cellar well when stored in the proper conditions. Throughout the visit in Hong Kong, Peter was happy to share the important knowledge of wine storage to every Penfolds’ collectors, he did not expect this city has numerous fans who has paid enormous interest to the brand. Peter also praised the wine industry in Hong Kong has possessed an optimistic development, and expected to return in the near future.

 

自1991年開始,Penfolds一直在全球各地舉行其著名的「換塞診所」服務,已經為所有收藏家檢查超過150,000瓶紅酒。這項專業服務幫助確保窖藏超過15年或以上的Penfolds陳釀能夠保持卓越品質。

 

繼首次在2011年於香港觸目登場後,於今年7月25日,Penfolds在香港麗思卡爾頓酒店再次隆重舉行「換塞診所」活動,並由澳洲傳奇釀酒師Peter Gago (同時是Penfolds 首席釀酒師)與其釀酒師團隊為數百瓶紅酒提供檢測服務。

 

大約有400瓶酒登記參與此次香港「換塞診所」服務,有一些極為罕見的珍貴系列現身於活動中,包括 Block 42 Kalimna Cabernet Sauvignon、Bin 90A Coonawarra Cabernet Barossa Valley Shiraz、Bin 333 Shiraz 和 Bin 747 Claret。全部葡萄酒全程均由品牌專業的釀酒團隊進行檢測,並以同類最新年份的佳釀為出現酒容量出現下降情況的葡萄酒填瓶,再裝入全新軟木塞並用箔帽進行封裝,最後在瓶身背面貼上認證標籤。整個過程極具技術性與專業性,讓Penfolds陳年佳釀歷久彌香,確保在未來被收藏者更好地窖藏。來自著名拍賣行蘇富比的專家更親臨現場為收藏者提供葡萄酒投資價值諮詢及二級市場的葡萄酒收藏投資的專業建議。

 

 Peter Gago稱即使不同地區擁有不一樣的氣候狀況,Penfolds葡萄酒只要在妥善的情況下存放於酒櫃內,酒質依然能夠保持健康。透過是次活動他非常積極地為Penfolds收藏者們分享存酒的重要知識,他亦能深沐感受到香港支持者對品牌的興趣與熱情,並認為香港葡萄酒業擁有樂觀的發展前景,期望不久將來會再度歸來。

 

 

 

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