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Interview: Banfi Vintners President And CEO Cristina Mariani-May And COO Rich Andrews

New York-based Banfi Vintners parted ways with Riunite, Bolla, and a number of other well-known Italian wine brands this spring, with those labels moving to Frederick Wildman & Sons. After building Riunite into a multi-million-case brand over the years, Banfi is now revamping its approach to focus sharply on the premium and luxury market, leading with the wines of its flagship Castello Banfi Brunello, as well as other offerings from Tuscany and Piedmont. Banfi’s volume now stands at approximately 1 million cases, according to Impact Databank. SND executive editor Daniel Marsteller recently spoke with Banfi president and CEO Cristina Mariani-May and COO Rich Andrews to discuss the new direction of the company. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 13, 2019

Banfi Sharpens Focus On Italy’s Super-Premium Segment

While Italian wine continues to expand in the U.S., Banfi Vintners—whose Italian stable accounts for roughly 80% of its business—has experienced some softness at lower price points of late. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 11, 2018

Banfi’s Mariani May Talks Brunello, Prosecco And The Resurgence Of Riunite

New York-based importer Banfi Vintners is aggressively pursuing new trends in the U.S. wine market while staying true to its Italian roots. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 15, 2017

Italian Table Wine Volume Declines In U.S., But Leading Players Perform Well

Italy remained the U.S. wine market’s import leader last year, shipping a total of 27.2 million nine-liter cases of table wine. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 21, 2015