Sunshine Bay Sauvignon Blanc Scores 88 Points, Best Buy, “Highly Recommended” Sunshine Bay is a Control Label Brand Created Exclusively for Aldi Retail Chains

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Irvine, CA – January 26, 2015 – Sunshine Bay Sauvignon Blanc scored 88 Points Best Buy, “Highly Recommended”, in the Sunshine Bay Medal2014 World Wine Championships.  “Pale silvery straw color.  Bold, smoky aromas and flavors of grilled grapefruit and peppers and straw with a supple, racy, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, breezy finish with notes of grassy earth and melon rind.  A zesty New Zealand sauvignon blanc that will be great with shellfish.”  Sunshine Bay Sauvignon Blanc has rated exceptionally well over the past four years.

Sunshine Bay Sauvignon Blanc is blended from the estate vineyards in the Wairau Valley of New Zealand’s world famous Marlborough wine region.   The wine is aged in 100% stainless steel tanks, no outsourcing of fruit, equipment or labor.

G.K. Skaggs has succeeded in creating high performing, long term control label brands for retail and wholesale partners.  They create brand identities from start to finish; Product sourcing, creative branding, package design, production and developing the frame work for a successful market strategy.  Each is a key element in order to establish strong exclusive brands for retailers.

G.K. Skaggs is not only the supplier of brands but the enforcer of brand messaging, manager and creator of marketing efforts and the working engine which builds brand equity, striving to make each brand a success within in the market.

For more information contact G.K. Skaggs, Inc. at 800.578.7521.

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Famosa Beer Released from GKS Beer Portfolio

IRVINE, CA – July 2012 – – G.K. Skaggs Inc. has reached an agreement with Cerveceria Centro Americano and Central Beer of Miami Florida, for the purchase of the import and distribution rights to Famosa Beer of Guatemala. The deal was concluded earlier this year and goes into effect August 31st 2012. Gregory Skaggs, President of G.K. Skaggs, Inc. noted “…G.K. Skaggs Inc. agreed to sell the rights earlier this year. Both companies remain on good terms and CCA will continue to brew private label products for our company.” This will allow G.K. Skaggs, Inc. to pursue other strategic growth opportunities.” The details of the deal were not disclosed.

G.K. Skaggs, Inc. distributed Famosa Beer for the past 8-years and was both instrumental and successful in growing distribution and sales volumes over this period. Currently the brand is sold in 35 states and in all major markets. It has been growing at double digit rates over the last 3-years. The Famosa brand (known as Gallo in Guatemala) has been brewed and bottled continuously since 1896 by Cerveceria Centro Americano. Mr. Juan Monge, President of Central Beer noted, “We have enjoyed our partnership with G.K. Skaggs, Inc. over the years and we were pleased to conclude this deal which is mutually beneficial for both sides. It allows our company, much like G.K. Skaggs, Inc., to pursue other opportunities within the marketplace.”

In a related news release, G.K. Skaggs, Inc. announced and confirmed that it had signed an import/distribution agreement with San Miguel Corp. which brews beer in the Philippines and has nine breweries throughout Southeast Asia. Kirin Brewery of Japan owns a 49% stake in the San Miguel brewing operations.