Do you enjoy a nice, sweet wine with bold and fruity flavors? Perfect! This week we are featuring Markell-Bani Fine Wines & Sparkling Beverages, a Black-owned wine business founded by two childhood friends from Cincinnati, Ohio, who each shared a passion for making wine culture more inclusive to African-Americans.
Both Gregory Markell Lawrence and Sean Bani Yisreal developed a deep appreciation for sophisticated wines, but realized that the wine industry did little to cater to the palate of African-Americans. In an effort to combat the exclusive and elitist landscape of the wine industry, these two “brothers” dedicated their time to cofounding their company in 2008, specifically targeting the taste preferences of the Black community. With only two wine varietals in their selection, Markell-Bani wines still encompass a wide range of flavors. From their fruity, crisp, and light-bodied Demera Blanc to their bold, smooth, and full-bodied Aniyah Rouge, you can purchase both of these sweet wines online at price of just $20 per bottle. You can also find their products at select retail locations in Ohio and Maryland. So, if you enjoy a fruity, sweet wine and are down for the culture, show these brothers love and get your Black-inspired wines today!
Published June 25, 2020 | Chelsea Stephens, CEO
Image Credit: Markell-Bani Fine Wines & Sparkling Beverages