One of Brooks' brands is Cien Y Pico, which decks a suite of lovely old vine wines from Spain. For some reason they often make me yearn for a Cohiba, which were Fidel Castro's preferred brand of cigar before he kicked the habit.
Brooks famously worked at d'Arenberg in the 'nineties, where he pretty much invented the labelling style still pursued by Chester Osborn, in which unlikely and obscure, often utterly forgettable brand names decorate the front of the bottle, while the back label is a mess of microscopic nonsensical fly specks - in a font so small nobody can read it - which is usually an attempt to justify the name on the front. Brooks called these 'stage names'. They certainly made d'Arenberg a great deal of money.
Here's Twelftree again, below, with the then Eagle on the Hill co-owner Margie Gregg and the fat author, who was then almost twice his current weight.
The Howard Twelftree Award is made each year to honour Howard's life's work. It is presented to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to South Australian cuisine. The inaugural recipient was Duncan Welgemoed, now of the brilliant Africola in The Botanic Hotel; the 2015 winner was Sharon Romeo, of Fino. Below is Milton Wordley's photograph of some of Howard's friends and colleagues discussing the award in Africola. I have no idea who took either of the Howard photographs above.