Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Celebrating 90 Years KLM in Indonesia

KLM Looks Back at Milestones in Indonesian Aviation History


KLM Indonesia is celebrating their 90th anniversary this year, whilst KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, is celebrating their 95th anniversary, on 7th October. This makes KLM the oldest airline in the world operating under its original name. Upon taking a stroll down the history, KLM’s first intercontinental long-haul flight with Fokker F-VII Amsterdam - Jakarta took place in 1924, KLM initiated its first intercontinental flight from Amsterdam to Batavia (Colonial Jakarta) by Fokker F-VII.  Since then, the airline company has grown by leaps and bounds and in 2004 merged with Air France.

Duncan Rutgers, Country Manager of AIR FRANCE KLM Indonesia reveals: “We have been playing a significant role in the aviation industry, especially in Indonesia. We will continue to do so in the years to come. We believe in our strengths and strong identity. Constantly we come up with new ideas in order to offer our customers the best possible products and services. The partnership with Air France and cooperation with our other partners is part of our successes. We face 2014 and the many years to come with full of confidence.  In 2019 we will celebrating our 100th anniversary, by which time we hope to be even stronger and more vital than ever.”

KLM Indonesia offers daily evening flights from Jakarta and from Denpasar.  The flights from Jakarta stops over in Kuala Lumpur on the way to Amsterdam, while the daily flights from Denpasar-Amsterdam has a stop over in Singapore.

While responding to the market demand in Indonesia, Air France also now serves daily flights Jakarta - Paris Charles de Gaulle via Singapore. The company’s goal is to provide convenience to the passengers with night flights from Jakarta to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, Jakarta to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.  Both airports have excellent connections to the rest of the European cities and beyond.

For video celebration of KLM 95th Anniversary please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fVKAW_cCls


95 years - The different faces of KLM – Irene Balver
In nine short movies, KLM staff and one KLM customer show their passion and pride in their jobs and give us their thoughts on the company, now and in five years’ time when we celebrate KLM’s 100th year of anniversary.


KLM Royal Dutch Airlines was founded in 1919, making it the world’s oldest airline still operating under its original name. In 2004, Air France and KLM merged to form AIR FRANCE KLM. The merger produced the strongest European airline group based on two powerful brands and hubs – Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Paris Charles de Gaulle. Retaining its own identity, the group focuses on three core businesses: passenger transport, cargo and aircraft maintenance.

In the Netherlands, KLM comprises the core of the KLM Group, which further includes KLM Cityhopper, transavia.com and Martinair. KLM serves all its destinations using a modern fleet and employs over 33,000 people around the world. KLM is a leader in the airline industry, offering reliable operations and customer-oriented products resulting from its policy of enthusiasm and sustainable innovation.

KLM is a member of the global SkyTeam airline alliance, offering customers an extensive worldwide network. The KLM network connects the Netherlands to every important economic region in the world and, as such, serves as a powerful driver for the economy.


About SkyTeam
SkyTeam is a global airline alliance providing customers from member airlines access to an extensive worldwide network offering more destinations, more frequencies and more connectivity. Passengers can earn and redeem Frequent Flyer Miles throughout the SkyTeam network. SkyTeam member airlines offer customers access to over 490 lounges worldwide.

For more information, visit www.klm.co.id

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tiancheng International Jewellery and Jadeite Auction

Preview: 22 to 26 Nov; 4 to 6 Dec | Auction: 7 Dec

Photo: Joshua Lin
Tiancheng International Jewellery and Jadeite Autumn Auction 2014 will be held on 7 December 2014, 1pm and 6pm, at its headquarters at 30/F Bank of China Tower, 1 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong. This autumn, in the bi-annual Jewellery and Jadeite Auction, Tiancheng International proudly presents over 300 lots of finest jewellery, estimated approximately HK$ 530 million/US$ 68 million.

The leading jadeite category is highlighted by a magnificent jadeite and diamond pendent necklace comprising eleven rich emerald green jadeite cabochons, which are all phenomenal with captivating translucency and finest texture. Apart from green jadeites, there is a feast of fine natural lavender jadeite necklaces, bangles and rings spanning from a wide range of attractive prices and unparalleled quality.

Tiancheng International also amasses distinctive pieces from top jewellery designers including a natural jadeite and diamond pendent necklace and matching ring designed by renowned jewellery designer Alessio Boschi. Composing of fine jadeite cabochons exuding high translucency and considerable thickness while the pendant is detachable for separate wearing, the suite stands as a true combination of versatile functionality and collection value.

As for western jewellery, Tiancheng International will introduce a number of avant-garde jewellery designs to further accentuate the consummate aesthetics of jewellery connoisseurs. Amongst them are an emerald and diamond necklace, a pair of 41.06-carat natural emerald and diamond ‘Lotus Flower’ earrings, and a natural conch pearl and Columbian emerald and diamond ‘Flower Blossom’ necklace. On top of that, a splendid range of exquisite items will also shine in the auction, including a 55.01-carat natural unheated Burmese Mogok ‘Royal Blue’ sapphire and diamond ring entitled The Night Horizon, a 10.88-carat unheated Kashmir sapphire ring, a 5.02-carat Burmese ‘Pigeon’s Blood’ ruby ring, a pair of 7.12 and 7.06-carat Mozambican ‘Pigeon’s Blood’ ruby earrings, and a 14.35-carat Columbian emerald ring, all of which are natural beauties without treatment.

Apart from the bi-annual sale, Tiancheng International is honoured to present Jenny Tseng Jewellery Charity Auction this autumn. Estimated approximately HK$11million/US$1.4million, the sale will offer 50 lots of coveted western and jadeite jewellery, all making a debut in the auction market, including some which carry the blissful memories of the diva throughout her notable performing career. A portion of the proceeds from the auction will be donated to Operation Smile China Medical Mission to benefit the underprivileged children with cleft lips or palates in China by healing their smiles through free surgeries. It is indeed a meaningful opportunity to enrich one’s refined jewellery collection in a philanthropic way.

Mr. Stewart Young, Director of Tiancheng International’s Jewellery Department, remarks, “We are delighted to present Jenny Tseng Jewellery Charity Auction this season. Every piece offered in this sale tells an amazing and evocative story of the acclaimed diva. Collected over 40 years, these outstanding pieces of excellent quality and attractive prices provide a spectacular acquisition opportunity for both jewellery connoisseurs and Jenny’s fans.”

Monday, October 27, 2014

Akhir Pekan Bersama Keluarga dengan All-You-Can-Eat Dimsum


Dim Sum, makanan khas negeri China ini sudah sangat populer di seluruh dunia. Tradisi menikmati Dim Sum di China, biasanya dilakukan ketika ada perayaan keluarga atau saat berkumpul  pada momen penting, seperti  Hari Ibu. Berbagai pilihan yang disajikan, juga membuat menu ini sangat cocok untuk dinikmati bersama keluarga, kerabat, serta kolega di akhir pekan.

The Media Hotel & Towers menghadirkan Crazy Weekend Dimsum Festival, menu all-you-can-eat Dim Sum sebagai pilihan berakhir pekan dengan keluarga. Dengan jumlah menu hingga 12 macam mulai dari appetizer hingga dessert, tentunya menjadi pilihan menarik bagi pecinta Dim Sum atau mereka yang ingin merayakan akhir pekan bersama orang terdekat.

Menu all you can eat Dim Sum ini tersedia di chinese  restaurant, Dragon Court yang terletak di lobi.  Dengan rasa kelezatan khas Cantonese dan Schezhuan, dipadu atmosfer restoran bernuansa China menghadirkan kehangatan tersendiri dalam menikmati Dim Sum.

“Promo ini tersedia di akhir pekan, yakni Sabtu atau Minggu dan juga di libur nasional mulai pukul 08.00 -  02.00 PM.  Jadi sangat cocok menjadi pilihan menu santap siang bersama orang-orang terdekat,” ujar Marketing  Communication Manager The Media Hotel & Towers, Rama Baskoro.

Guna menjaga keaslian tradisi santap makan di negeri Cina, promo Crazy Weekend Dimsum Festival juga sudah termasuk dengan free-flowing traditional Chinese Tea. Promo ini dibandrol hanya dengan Rp 69.000++/orang dan additional free flow Chinese Tea hanya Rp 10.000,-++/orang.

The Media Hotel & Towers adalah satu-satunya hotel bintang lima yang berlokasi di bagian utara Jakarta Pusat. Hotel ini terletak strategis di dekat pusat perbelanjaan Mangga Dua, Taman Rekreasi Impian Jaya Ancol, dan exhibition hall terbesar Jakarta International Expo, serta memiliki akses langsung ke bandara internasional Soekarno-Hatta. Didesain bagi para tamu pebisnis dan pelancong yang menginginkan akomodasi mewah, fasilitas papan atas dan layanan bertaraf Internasional, hotel ini menawarkan 350 kamar dan suites, berbagai macam restoran, kafe, lounge dan bar, sebuah pusat kebugaran; The Acropolis Spa & Fitness, serta fasilitas banquet untuk keperluan meeting, event, dan wedding

Untuk informasi lebih lanjut, silakan mengunjungi www.themediahotel.com

November’s Culinary Feast @ Swiss-Belhotel Mangga Besar

Soft Shell Crab Burger
Executive Chef, Sudaryanto, Swiss-Belhotel Mangga Besar creates a culinary feast this November 2014. Joe’s Grill in the lobby will bring back its signature dish, Fantasteak. Succulent Meltique tenderloin, served with your choice of sauces and fresh vegetables. This incredible dish is available throughout the month for only Rp190,000++.

While on the other side of the lobby, Silver Lounge offers a special creation. Introducing the Open Soft Shell Crab Burger with mushrooms, tartar dressing, guacamole, French fries and coleslaw on the side. Sample this delight for only Rp 90,000++. You can enjoy this special dish while listening to live music performances at Silver Lounge from Tuesday to Thursday, 07 to 10PM.

Mamak Mie Goreng
Fantasteak
Margarita Fiesta
And in Swiss-Café, our Chef has prepared another special dish this month. Mamak Mie Goreng made with hokkian noodles with fish balls and shrimp, mushrooms and vegetables. This delicious dish is also available from Room Service for only Rp 91,000++.

Don’t forget to stop by the Cake Shop in the lobby area. Our Cake of The Month is Macha-Choc Cake, a blend of chocolate and green tea that you will love at Rp 207,000++ to dine in or take away. Enjoy a 50% discount off all displayed items at the Cake Shop from 18:00 hrs until 21:00 hrs, terms and conditions apply.

All Indonesian Signature Drinks
This month we also have on offer, “All Indonesian Signature Drinks”. Wedang Jahe, Bandrek, Bajigur, Beer Pletok or Wedang Ronde, all served in a modern yet authentic way at Swiss-Café, Joe’s Grill and Silver Lounge for only Rp 38,000++. Or, for you cocktail lovers, we present “Margarita Fiesta” cocktail selections. Mixed by our bartender at Swiss-Café, Joe’s Grill and Silver Lounge at only Rp 80,000++ per glass.

Macha Choc
Swiss-Belhotel Mangga Besar located right in the heart of Chinatown in the area of Mangga Besar and Mangga Dua, known as an important business center for traders, as well as shopping and entertainment centers. It only takes 10 minutes to Taman Impian Jaya Ancol, 10 minutes to Jakarta International Trade Fair Kemayoran, and 30 minutes from Soekarno-Hatta Airport via the toll way.

The hotel has consists of 246 rooms and MICE facilities that can accommodate up to 2,000 people. Great Location, service and stay.

Swiss-Belhotel Mangga Besar
Jl. Kartini Raya No. 57,
Jakarta Pusat 10750
Telp: (62-21) 6393 888
Fax: (62-21) 6595 888

Investasi Online


PERPUTARAN uang di dunia maya sangat cepat dan besar, jadi wajar jika banyak orang tertarik terjun ke bisnis online ini. Dunia maya, di satu sisi, memberi nilai positif bagi masyarakat, tapi di sisi lain dimanfaatkan pihak-pihak yang tidak bertanggung jawab untuk mengeruk keuntungan semata, bahkan melakukan penipuan.

Yang jelas, berinvestasi tentu untuk mendapatkan keuntungan, begitulah harapan investasi sebenarnya. Investasi online banyak  menawarkan kemudahan dan keuntungan dari kecil sampai besar. Internet adalah salah satu media penghubungnya, tanpa dibatasi ruang dan waktu.

Yup, tak ada salahnya berinvestasi di dunia maya, namun menurut para ahli, prinsip kehati-hatian harus diutamakan. Yang pertama-tama adalah memastikan adanya bisnis yang ditawarkan, harus riil, bukan sekadar konsep. Kedua, kalau investasi tersebut menjanjikan ketuntungan yang tak wajar, sudah dipastikan bahwa itu investasi abal-abal.

Investasi online yang aman dan diatur biasanya oleh peraturan pemerintah. Contohnya, online trading, yang sebenarnya sama dengan yang dilakukan di dunia nyata, hanya berbeda platformnya untuk memberi kemudahan bagi nasabahnya.

Sementara money game, misalnya, menurut financial advisor Aidil Akbar, dapat dikategorikan sebagai investasi abal-abal. Ironisnya, investasi ini diciptakan memang untuk menghanguskan uang orang-orang yang tertarik bermain di dalamnya. Bisnis ini menawarkan keuntungan yang luar biasa tinggi. Namun, kalau ditelaah lebih jauh, ini bukanlah produk investasi, dan tidak ada nilai bisnisnya sama sekali, bahkan tak ada regulasi yang mengaturnya.

Bijak Berinvestasi
Well, investasi online memberikan manfaat besar bagi kita untuk meraup keuntungan sebesar-besarnya, namun bagaimana kita menyikapi investasi online ini agar investasi tersebut bisa aman dan sesuai dengan yang kita harapkan.

Seorang ahli keuangan memberikan tip “5 Cara Bijak dan Aman dalam Investasi Online”, yakni: 1) Kenali perusahaan investasinya, 2) Kenali produknya, 3) pahami risikonya, 4) Investasi dengan bijak, dan 5) Perhatikan keamanannya.


Dian Ramadhan dari Bisnisindeks.com menyatakan tak ada salahnya berinvestasi melalui online. Namun kehati-hatian tetap mesti diutamakan. Yang harus diperhatikan dalam berinvestasi melalui online atau media sosial adalah memastikan adanya bisnis yang ditawarkan.

Menanam uang pada usaha seseorang, menurut Dian, terlihat lebih sederhana dan tidak rumit. Hanya dibutuhkan kesepakatan di antara dua pihak. Memang, sebelum mengikat perjanjian, yang harus diperhatikan adalah moralitas si mitra. Mengumpulkan banyak info tentang orang tersebut adalah hal yang mutlak harus dilakukan sebelum menanam uang.

“Maka, bila di socmed dia kelihatan hebat, kita tidak perlu langsung percaya, karena harus ada dasar kepercayaan, dan moralitasnya diketahui terlebih dulu. Jangan hanya terpaku pada jumlah follower-nya yang ratusan ribu atau jutaan,” ujar penulis S.O.S Bisnis itu.

Berinvestasi antar-personal memang dapat lebih mendekatkan seseorang dengan proses bisnis yang berjalan. Jadi alangkah baiknya bila investor bisa terlibat dalam bisnis itu sendiri sehingga secara langsung dapat melihat usaha yang dijalankan, dan melakukan pengawasan agar tidak tertipu. Maka orang yang menginvestasikan uangnya dapat melihat barang atau produksi yang menjadi bisnisnya, ketersediaan barang yang akan dilempar, dan pendistribusiannya ke pasar.

“Kita bisa melihat pula pengeluaran per bulan, pemasukan per bulan uang yang ditanam. Jadi jangan sampai investasi yang ada untuk menutupi pengeluaran mereka,” kata Dian, yang memiliki perusahaan jasa keuangan.

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Friday, October 24, 2014

InterContinental® Hotels and Resorts Partners with Penfolds

New Partnership Offers Guests the Chance to Explore their Wine Palettes



In vino veritas, in wine there is the truth!

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced a new partnership with global wine company, Treasury Wine Estates, to offer a premium selection of wine from award-winning Australian marque Penfolds at more than 65 InterContinental hotels and resorts across Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA), October 22, 2014

The collaboration will bring a great new selection of fine wines to hotel dinner tables and bars, enhancing dining experiences across the region. InterContinental guests also can expect exciting new programmes and events specially tailored for the wine connoisseur in them, including exclusive wine flights, access to rare and limited wines and a bespoke wine list to match every dining occasion in each hotel.

Phil Broad, Vice President Food & Beverage, IHG, AMEA said: “For many guests a well-paired glass of wine, thoughtfully selected for your meal, is just as important as the presentation and taste of the food we’re serving. It’s an important part of the overall dining experience."

"This partnership with Penfolds, an iconic wine brand, opens up a menu full of new options for our diners to choose from, as well as exclusive offers and events to truly explore their wine palette. The training that the Treasury Wine Estates team will undertake with our team will really make the difference to ensuring our guests can enjoy the very best vintages and blends that we have on offer," Phil added.

Hotel teams at InterContinental hotels and resorts across the region will undergo training by Treasury Wine Estates to provide curated wine lists specifically tailored for each restaurant, bar and lounge in the property. InterContinental Hotels & Resorts will also have access to the entire portfolio of Penfolds wines including exclusive selections available in limited quantity.

In addition, exclusive benefits such as invitations to member only events will be open to IHG® Rewards Club members.

Andrew O'Brien, General Manager of South East Asia, Japan, Korea and India of Treasury Wine Estates, commented: “This new partnership provides an extensive platform to offer an exclusive selection of popular Penfolds wines to travellers and wine aficionados on the road. We look forward to working with the IHG Team to develop bespoke wine pairings for each hotel property to give guests an unforgettable dining experience with Penfolds wines.”

For 170 years, Penfolds has cultivated a reputation on winemaking excellence achieved through a unique alchemy of distinguished vineyards and viticultural caretakers, exceptional winemaking resources and a rich history of outstanding winemakers. Penfolds collection of benchmark wines were established in a spirit of innovation and the constant and endless pursuit of quality, evidenced from the secret bottlings of Grange in 1951 and the unbroken line of vintages of what is now Australia’s most iconic wine.

IHG is one of the largest restaurant and bar operators in the Asia, Middle East and Africa region with more than 800 restaurants and bars across 38 countries, and another 200 restaurants and bars to be unveiled as IHG opens the 137 hotels in their pipeline. IHG’s team of food and beverage experts are working on a number of new programmes to improve and enhance guests’ culinary experiences across the company’s portfolio of more than 240 hotels in the region.

There are currently 68 InterContinental hotels and resorts across AMEA, with another 21 due to open in the next three to five years. Guests can explore exciting dining options at InterContinental hotels & resorts around the world at www.ihg.com/intercontinental and find out more about IHG® Rewards Club, the world’s largest hotel loyalty programme, at www.ihgrewardsclub.com.

About Penfolds: ‘1844 To Evermore!’… It was the slogan to launch a winemaking legacy. Through a union of passion, commitment, courage and patience, this winemaking legacy flourishes throughout the world today. For 170 years, Penfolds has cultivated a reputation on winemaking excellence; achieved through a unique alchemy of distinguished vineyards and viticultural caretakers, exceptional winemaking resources and a rich history of outstanding winemakers.

These master craftsmen and women have served as silent custodians of the Penfolds stable, an Australian tradition steeped in wine lore and the spirit of generosity. As well as honouring traditional winemaking values, Penfolds cultivates a spirit of experimentation and innovation, as evidenced from secret ‘bottlings’ such as Grange in 1951. Through the passing of time such innovations have become the great traditions for new generations. Today, 170 years from its initial declaration, Penfolds winemaking legacy continues and the house remains one of Australia’s most revered … now and ‘evermore’.

PENFOLDS



PENFOLDS is an Australian wine producer that was founded in Adelaide in 1844 by Christopher Rawson Penfold, an English physician who emigrated to Australia, and his wife Mary Penfold. It is one of Australia's oldest wineries, and is currently part of Treasury Wine Estates.

1844 To Evermore!
Penfolds is one of Australia’s oldest and most iconic wineries, with a history and heritage that reflects the country’s journey from colonial settlement to the modern era. Penfolds has played a pivotal role in the evolution of winemaking in Australia – and across the world.

The Colonial Period  (1844 – 1899)
Penfolds was founded in 1844 by Dr Christopher Rawson and Mary Penfold. English immigrants, they arrived in Adelaide only eight years after it was founded as South Australia’s capital. After purchasing the ‘delightfully situated and truly valuable estate’ at Magill on the slopes of the Adelaide Hills, they planted a vineyard and established a medical surgery in the newly built stone cottage ‘The Grange’. Already wine was considered by colonial practitioners as a healthy drink. Penfolds tonic wines became so popular that a thriving wine business was soon established.

By 1881 Penfolds was producing one third of South Australia’s wine production. During the turn-of-thecentury Penfolds wines reached some of the furthest corners of the British Empire. It became Australia’s largest producer of fortified wines by the time of Australia’s Federation in 1901.

Although Dr Christopher Penfold is recorded as the founder of Penfolds, he was busy building a medical practice and prescribing Penfolds wine as tonics to his patients. It was predominantly his wife Mary who managed the vineyard, made the wine and established a thriving wine business. She was one of Australia’s first and most successful business women.

The memory of Dr Christopher and Mary Penfold is immortalised in the Penfolds name. The remnants of the Grange vineyard at Magill Estate still stand, centred on the historic Grange Cottage, with superb sweeping views across the modern city of Adelaide, South Australia.

The Empire Period (1900–1945)
During the empire period, Penfolds expanded its vineyards and became a household name across Australia. It exported table and fortified wines to the British Empire and its outposts.

Max Schubert – a then young inquisitive winemaker – travelled to Europe after World War II to investigate winemaking where he dreamed of making wines that would capture the imagination of wine drinkers the world over. The mission was to learn about sherry production but a side trip to Bordeaux led to the extraordinary development of Penfolds Grange and the commercialisation of dry red table wines.

The Dynastic Period (1945–1989)
The birth of Grange in 1951 lead to a remarkable collection of wines that bought Penfolds worldwide recognition for their signature style, consistency and longevity. By the early 1960s Schubert oversaw the creation of ‘a dynasty of wines which may differ in character from year to year, but all bear an unmistakable resemblance and relationship to each other’. Bin 128, Bin 389 and Bin 707 and St Henri were all commercialised during this period. This signature method of winemaking, developed and refined over decades, is known as the ‘Penfolds House Style’ and is still practiced today. Under the successive chief winemakers, Don Ditter, John Duval and Peter Gago, the Penfolds collection of wines has remained true to the original blueprint.


The Modern Era (1990S – Today)
During the 1990s an unprecedented number of new styles were introduced to the Penfolds collection. This was also a period of intense winemaking trials and commercial opportunity. The ‘white Grange’ project spawned the creation of Bin 144 Yattarna Chardonnay in 1995 (released in 1998). Wine trials, including the ‘experimental/homage’ Special Bin releases of 1990 Bin 90A, 1990 Bin 920 and 1996 Block 42, also led to the launch of RWT Shiraz, an ultra-fine Penfolds Barossa Shiraz, matured in French oak.

During the 1990s, Penfolds introduced the Re-corking Clinics, a unique and revolutionary after-sales service, where wine collectors can have their aged wines – particularly Grange – assessed, re-corked, topped up and re-capsuled. Today, more than 120,000 bottles have been ‘cliniced and certified’ throughout Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Europe, the Americas and Asia. Penfolds also celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of Grange in 2001 and in a remarkable gesture, the National Trust of South Australia, listed Grange as a Heritage icon.

The 2000s saw an expansion and consolidation of the Penfolds wine portfolio, to meet the needs and interests of a global premium wine brand. The range today reflects Max Schubert’s ambitions of a dynasty of wine without compromise.

Penfolds received a long line of awards and accolades during the 2000s. In 2005 the US Wine Enthusiast magazine named Peter Gago its ‘Winemaker of the Year’ and in the same year Langton’s Classification of Australian Wine, led by Grange, recognised the history and popularity of the company’s core range of fine wines.

In more recent times 2008 Grange received a perfect score of 100 points by two of the world’s most influential wine publications, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate and Wine Spectator magazine. In 2011 Penfolds Reserve Bin 09A Chardonnay won the International Wine Challenge Champion White Wine award. In 2013 the prestigious Wine and Spirits magazine included Penfolds as a ‘top winery of the year’, for the twenty-third consecutive year - more than any other winery in the world.

Continuing a tradition of innovation and experimentation, in 2012, Penfolds launched its highly ambitious ‘Ampoule Project’, a limited-release offering of twelve hand-blown glass ampoules, containing the celebrated 2004 Block 42 Cabernet Sauvignon. The Ampoules attracted worldwide attention and a little controversy. Pushing the boundaries of contemporary winemaking for the sake of improvement is a longstanding Penfolds tradition. Penfolds enjoys a unique Australian heritage; its wines evoke an ageless generosity of spirit, craftsmanship and the beauty of the Australian landscape.

As Chief Winemaker Peter Gago says; ‘the wine always come first’. It is this enduring principle and generosity of spirit, handed down by generations of winemakers, in the vineyards, the wineries and the markets, that gives Penfolds wines a unique and timeless quality.