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Mims Distributing Company Announces Partnership with Banville Wine Merchants

North Carolina Beer and Wine Distributor Expands Portfolio with Addition of New York Importer of Italian, French and Argentinean Wines.

Raleigh, NC, September 26, 2015 --( Mims Distributing Company, a North Carolina wholesale beverage distributor, has partnered with Banville Wine Merchants to expand its international fine wines portfolio. The New York-based importer selects primarily family-owned “vigneron” wineries that produce top artisan wines to share with its distributing partners. Banville’s producers represent more than 30 prestigious wineries from Italy, France and Argentina.

The importer’s focus on family-owned, high-quality wineries strengthens Mims Distributing’s dedication to building a portfolio of wineries rooted in family tradition. This aligns with Mims Distributing’s own history as a family business with a passion for selling incredible wines. The wineries sought out by Mims Distributing dovetail perfectly with the breweries the company represents, run by people who love what they create.

Since re-engaging in the wine business in October 2014, Mims Distributing has experienced steady growth, fueled by the addition of a 10-person team to manage the division. Mims Distributing’s winery partners bring the best wines from places such as Oregon, Washington, California, as well as Europe, South America and New Zealand to an increasing number of wine enthusiasts statewide.

“We are excited to work with Banville Wine Merchants,” said Michael Gunnells, vice president of sales for Mims Distributing’s wine division. “North Carolina is a fast-growing market for wines from around the world. Not only do drinkers here enjoy fine wine, they care about the love and tradition that go into the bottles we distribute. Banville’s portfolio strategically fits with our mission to provide top-notch wines with a rich family history.”

“We are honored to partner with Mims Distributing in North Carolina,” said Lia Tolaini Banville, owner of Banville Wine Merchants. “We believe that the best wines are made with only the best grapes and we only work with wineries that share this philosophy. The Banville producers are all committed to the highest possible standards. We at Banville build our producers’ brands by collaborating with accomplished partners such as Mims Distributing.”

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About Mims Distributing:
Mims Distributing Company, established in 1964 in Raleigh, North Carolina, is a family-owned beer and wine distributor servicing the entire state of North Carolina. The company offers the MillerCoors brands that domestic beer fans enjoy, and maintains extensive knowledge of what’s brewing in the craft beer industry. These expert brew sellers share their passion for excellent beers on Tales from the Cask, a popular award-winning craft beer podcast covering everything from locally grown hops to seasonal ales and beyond. A proponent of the Triangle’s craft beer explosion, Mims Distributing offers favorites from AleSmith Brewing Company, Anchor Brewing, Carolina Brewing Company and Sierra Nevada Brewing, to name a few. Moreover, since re-engaging its wine division in October 2014, Mims has steadily grown its portfolio of world-class wines from regions including Napa Valley and Oregon. In addition to believing in the delicious beers and wines they sell, Mims Distributing is committed to supporting the local community, donating more than $60,000 in financial and in-kind donations to area nonprofits each year. A family-friendly company, Mims Distributing was the recipient of the 2013 and 2014 Carolina Parent Family-Friendly 50 award. Mims Distributing is also dedicated to sustainability as a way of life, and in 2013 was recognized with a Triangle Commercial Real Estate Women (TCREW) Champion Award in the Green and Sustainability category, as well as named a top three “green” Triangle business by Raleigh Downtowner Magazine. As always, Mims Distributing advocates for drinking in moderation. For more information, visit
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