G.K. SKAGGS, INC. WINE BRANDS BENEDETTO AND FERNZ RECEIVE OUTSTANDING ACCOLADES IN RECENT COMPETITIONS
Irvine, CA—June 8, 2011— As a leading Beer Importer in the US, G.K. Skaggs, Inc. most recent tackle, wine, is soaking through the competition. Besides the awards and ratings, G.K. Skaggs, Inc. wine brands will give you a run for your money as well.
Fernz- Sauvignon Blanc
90 points “Best Buy”
Benedetto- Pinot Grigio
89 points “Best Buy”
In March the Beverage Tasting Institute held their annual World Value Wine Competition. The wines are judged by a blind tasting panel. G.K. Skaggs, Inc. Fernz Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, NZ is considered a “Best Buy” costing a reasonable $14 per bottle (suggested retail price), sitting on a rating of 90 points. Beating out Cupcake’s Pinot Grigio was Benedetto’s 2010 Pinot Grigio from Veneto, Italy. It was rated an impressive 89 points and awarded as a “Best Buy,” costing an unbeatable $10.99 per bottle. Lastly the Benedetto Chianti from Tuscany Italy was rated an 86 points.
The Riverside International Wine Competition was also quite a success for GKS wines. The Benedetto Pinot Grigio came home with a Gold Medal Award. The Benedetto Chianti followed with a Bronze Medal Award and the Fernz Sauvignon Blanc with a Silver Medal Award.
Most Recently the Critics Challenge Wine Competition took place in San Diego, California. Wilfred Wong was amongst the high profile panel of judges. Fernz Sauvignon Blanc came out on top, awarded the Critics Gold. Benedetto Chianti was awarded the Critics Silver, and the Benedetto Pinot Grigio a Critics Platinum award.
G.K. Skaggs, Inc. is very proud to represent many quality products in lower price brackets. Additional wine awards include the Gonfalone Chianti 84 points, the Tableaux Cabernet-Syrah 87 points, and the Tableaux Chardonnay 84 points.
G.K. Skaggs, Inc. is a Global Importer with a National Distribution platform. It specializes in the sales, marketing and distribution of Premium and Specialty Imported Beers and Wines across the United States. Founded in 1984, G.K. Skaggs, Inc. is amongst the top ten importers in the country, and is a longstanding member of various Industry Associations, such as; NBWA, CBBD, PLMA, IBA & WSWA.