Banville wine merchants: growth of the Italian portfolio and staff |

NEW YORK, January 6, 2022 / PRNewswire / – Banville Wine Merchants announces today, Michele Ricci the former executive vice president of Montcalm Imports joins the Banville team as vice president of the Italian portfolio. Banville continues to expand its Italian portfolio to include artisanal vineyards from across the Italian peninsula with a collection of producers previously imported by Montcalm Imports.

Michele Ricci joins Banville as vice president of the Italian portfolio and brings with him a collection of artisanal Italian vineyards.

“As we continue to expand, we are looking for like-minded people and suppliers who believe in the same fundamentals as Banville of integrity, quality, authenticity and family. Michele Ricci brings with him a handful of vineyards that suit him naturally. for Banville and complement our existing relationships with producers. Michele will be the key to the successful growth of our Italian portfolio and the management of our supplier partners with the same transparency as in the past. Lia Tolaini Banville.

Vice-president of the Italian portfolio, Michele Ricci adds: “I am very excited to join the Banville team and I am convinced that the selected brands will fit perfectly into the already prestigious portfolio of Banville Wine Merchants, as they share the same philosophy focused on the wines of high quality and at the best price-performance ratio. vision is to support Lia and continue to build a stronger and more complete international portfolio, in order to be recognized in the American and Canadian markets as the source of fine quality wines ”.

Banville’s investments in personnel at the start of 2022 bring the company’s workforce to more than fifty people, introducing several new national positions, including Chicago based, director of national accounts, Kim johnson. “We value and respect the presence these wineries have established in the US market and look forward to building on this success with Banville’s resources, national network and dynamic expertise in the US market. Gina Della Vedova, vice president of national sales.

About the Banville wine merchants

Banville Wine Merchants is a national importer of fine wines, craft beers and craft spirits with wholesale businesses in New York, New Jersey, Washington DC, Virginia and Oregon. Founded in 2004 with deep roots in Italy, today Banville Wine Merchants represents meticulously selected wineries and distilleries in the best producing regions of the world who share a common belief in integrity, quality, authenticity and family. For more information, please visit

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