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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 Sees Promise In Pacific Northwest And Organic Wines

While Banfi Vintners remains best known for its Italian portfolio, the New York-based importer and marketer also continues to strengthen its position in the fast-growing Pacific Northwest segment. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 31, 2018

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

News Briefs for February 8, 2018

•Foley Family Wines has forged a new strategic partnership with boutique California producer Banshee Wines. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 8, 2018

News Briefs for September 29, 2017

•González Byass USA has appointed Nicolás Bertino as CEO. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 29, 2017

Oregon Wine On The Rise, Driven By Super-Premium End

Long overshadowed by California and Washington, the Oregon wine category is rapidly gaining prominence, with global shipments now at 3.2 million cases annually, according to the Oregon Wine Board. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 28, 2017

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