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Sunday 7 February 2016

Peter Gago

Former Penfolds chief winemaker Don Ditter dies

Don Ditter, chief winemaker at Australian icon Penfolds and custodian of Penfolds Grange during the ‘70s and ‘80s, has died at home in Sydney aged 89.

Friday, December 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Penfolds announces Opera House link-up

Penfolds used the launch of its 2015 Collection to announce a new partnership with London’s Royal Opera House.

Friday, October 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Cross-regional sourcing key to Grange 2011

Cross-regional sourcing is key to Penfolds latest release – a Grange from the extremely challenging 2011 vintage in South Australia.

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 No Comments »

Entire Grange range on sale for £358K

A collection of Penfolds Grange spanning every vintage it was made from 1951 to 2010 has gone on sale at fine wine store Le Clos in Dubai for £358,596.

Friday, November 7th, 2014 No Comments »

Peter Gago: Grange 2010 ‘best I’ve seen’

Penfolds is launching Grange 2010 today – a vintage where “nothing went wrong” according to the brand’s chief winemaker, Peter Gago.

Thursday, October 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Penfolds makes tactical launch move

Penfolds has announced a plan to shift the release date for its top end wines, launching them all together in October to tap into a key time of year for gift giving.

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 No Comments »

Penfolds recorking clinic unearths secret Grange

Penfolds winemakers inspected 230 bottles of Penfolds in London yesterday, including one bottle of “secret” Grange, at the brand’s recorking clinic.

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 2 Comments »

Penfolds recorking clinic returns to UK

Penfolds head winemaker Peter Gago has confirmed a plan to bring the Australian producer’s famous recorking clinic to London for the first time since 2008.

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 No Comments »

‘Perfect’ Penfolds Grange sparks price war

A price war is raging among retailers in Australia over the 2008 vintage of Penfolds Grange, which received a perfect 100-point score from The Wine Advocate.

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 No Comments »

Aussie wine trends: 1. Slimline Chardonnay

Chardonnay and Shiraz are undoubtedly Australia’s twin varietal icons, but while the latter has retained the world’s affection, the former had become distinctly unfashionable – and Oz has been blamed for altering its image.

Thursday, January 17th, 2013 1 Comment »

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