Results from the 2018 Dan Berger Wine Competition have been announced, with Banfi Vintners wines taking four Gold Medals and a slew of Silvers.
Begun in 1982 as an affiliate of the California State Fair system and called “Riverside International Wine Competition” until two years ago, the competition enlists twenty-four (24) internationally respected wine judges who evaluate wines with an eye toward regional identity, using appellations to benefit both wineries and consumers — per the event’s carefully written, scientifically valid rules, which were based on those created 50 years ago by Prof. Maynard Amerine at UC Davis.
Centine Rosso 2016 continues its streak of garnering golds in competitions, as it earned a Gold Medal, as did Maschio Prosecco Extra Dry, Maschio Sparkling Rose, and Riunite Sangria. The full list of medals for Banfi Vintners wines is below.
Banfi Centine Rosso
Maschio Prosecco Extra Dry
Maschio Sparkling Rose
Banfi Chianti Classico 2015
Banfi Chianti Superiore 2016
Banfi Fonte alle Selva Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2013
Bolla Sparkling Pinot Grigio
Castello Banfi Cum Laude 2014
Castello Banfi San Angelo Pinot Grigio 2017
Florio Fernet Amaro
Florio Fine Marsala Sweet
Maschio Prosecco Brut
Joe Janish is Director of Public Relations for Banfi Vintners, a Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW), and a veteran of the wine industry for over 20 years. He launched one of the first wine blogs back in 1997, the now-defunct “Wine Dictator,” and cut his teeth on his grandfather’s homemade wine. He still keeps a copy of Wine for Dummies nearby for reference.