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Wine & Spirits

Penfolds Re-Corking Clinics

By Sotheby's

S otheby’s is proud to partner with legendary winery, Penfolds, for their Re-Corking Clinics this month. There have been 130,000 bottles of Penfolds brought to these clinics by collectors since 1991. Now an institution, the service was inspired by Max Schubert, the creator of Grange, who would re-cork old vintages of Grange for his friends.


What is a Re-corking Clinic?

A unique service in the wine world, Re-corking Clinics are a complimentary service offered by Penfolds where you can have a winemaker assess your Penfolds red wines with the ultimate 'health check.' As a Penfolds collector, you will talk face-to-face with the Penfolds winemaking team. The opportunity allows wine enthusiasts to, as required, open and visually inspect their wine, assess the quality, top up, certify, and re-capsule their prized bottles, arresting any further deterioration due to leakage or low levels.

The service is available for all Penfolds red wines, aged fifteen years or older. In addition, a Sotheby’s specialist will be available to provide an appraisal of your prized bottles.

“Re-corking Clinics aren’t just about putting new corks into old bottles. There’s an educational element, an element around provenance and cellaring. It’s a very holistic experience.”
Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker
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Penfolds Chief Winemaker, Peter Gago, in the Magill Barrel Room

2019 Re-corking Clinics in the United States

New York | October 18
Miami | October 24
Los Angeles | October 29

For more information, please contact:
Richard Young
Vice President, Senior Specialist
Sotheby’s Wine
+1 212-606-7050

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