Glazer's, the US and Caribbean beverage distributor, is to distribute Banfi Vintners' portfolio in five US states.

Glazer's will hold exclusive rights to a selection of Banfi brands in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Mississippi starting on 1 March, the companies announced on Friday (18 January). Glazer's will distribute a different range in Iowa, they said.

The Iowa brands include Bolla, Fontana Candida, Pacific Rim, Sweet Bliss, and Rainstorm, while the other four states will receive Bolla, Fontana Candida, Little Black Dress and Five Rivers.

Banfi COO Marc Goodrich said: “(Glazer's) have proven themselves as a key Banfi strategic partner, and we look forward to growing our brands in the Glazer markets.”

Banfi, a US wine importer, formed marketing and sales unit Excelsior Wine Company with Concha y Toro in 2011.