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Surf Point Pinot Grigio, one of Delhaize-owned Food Lion’s private label wine offerings that has been available for just about a month, has earned a gold medal at the San Francisco International Wine Competition.

In addition, this year’s Surf Point Merlot got a silver medal, and the Surf Point Chardonnay got a bronze medal.

The Surf Point wines are made and developed on California’s mid-coast from grapes acquired from Sonoma Valley.

The San Francisco International Wine Competition is described as “the largest, and one of the most influential, international wine competitions in America. The competition is judged by a prestigious panel of nationally recognized wine experts and is based on a blind, consensual procedure, ensuring that its rigor and integrity remain one of the nation’s most respected competitions. This year, more than 1,150 wineries entered submissions from 21 countries.”

KC's View:
Next time I’m in Food Lion country, I’ll have to pick up a couple of bottles. After all, I need to do everything I can to evaluate companies’ differential advantages. And if I need a glass…well, it is a dirty job, but somebody has to do it.