Tag: Penfolds

Somewhere over the Grange-bow, that’s where you’ll find me!

It goes without saying that 2020 has landed a cruel blow to many Australian households and small businesses. Almost three decades since our last recession, and this one comes wrapped with a 4.3% drop in wages, unemployment rates of 8% and now a decline in property values that some pundits predict could be as high…
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Grange Travis Schultz Wine Review

What’s all the hoo-ha about Grange?

It’s an Australian icon and a household name around the world, but just when you start to think that Penfolds Grange just can’t get any more expensive, another auction closes and yet another record is set. On 15 December 2019, the annual Langton’s Rewards of Patience Auction closed and a set of Penfolds Grange from…
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Travis Schultz Penfolds Blog

From Friend to Foe – Penfolds 2018 Release

Loyalties to an Aussie classic fade as brand’s quality fails to reflect its prestige pricing. I’m out. For years I’ve been a loyal disciple to the Penfolds brand, admiring the handiwork of Peter Gago and his team of winemakers and inevitably, loving their work and singing the praises of their offerings year after year. But…
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Penfolds Coonawarra Bin 128

Chinese Wine Boom

Chinese demand for Australian minerals may have saved our economy from the brunt of last decade’s GFC, and now, it seems, burgeoning demand for Aussie wine is providing an emboldened sense of optimism to the industry. Figures released by Wine Australia last month, reveal an increase of 13% on total Australian wine exports for the…
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Penfolds, Bin 150 Marananga Shiraz 2010 Review

Penfolds, Bin 150 Marananga Shiraz 2010

Australia’s most widely recognized wine brand, Penfolds, have generally made their wines in three different styles. There’s the single vineyard approach (like the Magill Estate Shiraz), the single region (aka Bin 128 Coonawarra Shiraz) and the multi-region blends such as their iconic Grange and Bin 707. But since 2008, winemaker Peter Gago has also been…
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