What if there were a fine wine company that embodied all the class, prestige, style, dignity and passion of African American culture? That wine is Markell-Bani...
Experience the "Right Wine for the Right Occasion" in Markell Bani Fine Wines Signature Varietals: Aniyah Rouge (Sweet and Smooth Red Wine) and Demera Blanc. (Sweet and Tropical White Wine)
Distinction is timeless... Just like fine wine.
Markell-Bani Fine Wines and Sparkling Beverages was founded in 2008 by lifelong friends and Cincinnati natives, Gregory Markell Lawrence and Sean Bani Yisrael. Inspired by their passion for fine wine and a purposeful desire to respond to the under representation of African-Americans in the wine industry, they decided to create their own wine brand.
Greg and Sean began by immersing themselves in the wine industry, traveling the world, visiting vineyards, participating in wine showcases and educating themselves in the craft of wine making. Often the only African-Americans participating in the events, they quickly realized the elite nature of the wine making industry. Determined to use their African-American heritage as an asset instead of a limiting factor, they pressed forward; and Markell-Bani was born.
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