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Tag Archives: Penfolds

• Top 10 100-point Napa Cabernets

Top 10 100-point Napa Cabernets

Cult wines and Cabernet Sauvignon, the two go hand in hand and may even be practically synonymous to most people. But while there are technical and theoretical arguments that Lafite, Penfolds or Ornellaia are cult* (Saint-Emilion’s micro-châteaux don’t count in this instance because they’re predominantly Merlot), it is in California’s Napa Valley that the original […]

• Wine makers suffer from rip-offs in China

Wine makers suffer from rip-offs in China

Small wineries looking to tap into the $170 million Chinese market are under threat from an increasingly sophisticated counterfeit industry, experts have warned. The warning from South Australian law firm Finlaysons comes as more independent wineries look to sell their products in China – the world’s fastest-growing market for wine – in a bid to […]

• Aussie wine auction breaks records

Aussie wine auction breaks records

An auction of Penfolds Grange last week saw a number of record prices achieved at auction for the famous Australian brand. Conducted by Australian auction house Langton’s, the sale involved 1,420 lots of Penfolds and one extremely rare half bottle of Auldana St Henri, Magil 1911. Auldana is the name of the former Penfolds winery […]

• Chinese fake it with counterfeits of Australian wines

Chinese fake it with counterfeits of Australian wines

The Australian wine industry’s $143 million trade with China could be threatened following the discovery of fake Australian wines in China. Chinese entrepreneurs are counterfeiting Australian wine, including knock-offs of one of our best-known brands, Penfolds, and promoting the fakes as quality wines in shops and trade fairs throughout the country.

• Foster’s Targets A$84 Million Domestic Wine Profit

The company yesterday renamed its global wine business Treasury Wine Estates ahead of the split, with labels including Penfolds, Lindemans, Beringer and Castello di Gabbiano.