Wine Industry Advisor, July 31, 2020
STUDIO CITY, CALIF. – Accolade Brands is pleased to announce the inaugural releases from SteakHouse Vineyards™.
Based in the Central Coast of California and founded by Mark Newman, CEO of Accolade Brands, SteakHouse Vineyards™ wines are all focused on food & wine pairing made easy.
SteakHouse Vineyards™ is the only wine brand that tells the consumer how to pair their meal choices with a correct wine.
The first release is called Rib Eye Red™ 2018, a Cabernet Sauvignon blend from estate fruit in Paso Robles. Although the wine is 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, we made an unconventional blend to match the flavors of a perfect Rib Eye Steak. Production 10,000 cases. The fruit was sourced from vineyard owner Brad Streelman, whose Cabernet is known for fresh plum and blackberry notes.
The second release is named Filet Noir™ 2019, from the Santa Lucia Highlands. This Pinot Noir is a blend from four clones, 667,777, 115 & Pommard. Filet Noir is designed to partner with Filet Mignon. According to winemaker Mark Newman “Filet Mignon has the most elegance and finesse of all steaks. And, our Filet Noir has the same elegance & finesse”. Production 8,000 cases.
Both wines have been released and the National SRP is $22.00.
The brand is debuting statewide in the following states:
Missouri – Major Brands. Georgia – Savannah Distributing. Florida & New York – LibDib.com. California will be direct sales through Accolade Brands as well as LibDib.com.
About Accolade Brands, Inc.
Based in Studio City, California, Accolade Brands is a Winemaker, National Importer & Marketer of wines from France and California. Headed by industry veteran, Mark Newman. He was former owner & CEO of Arizona retailer Liquor Barn—where he was named a Market Watch Leader in 1989—Newman is now CEO of Accolade Brands Inc., an importer and producer of SteakHouse Vineyards™, Whispering Dove™ and Perle de Mer Muscadet Sur Lie, and was founded in 2004. Mark has also held several key senior level winery and distributor executive positions.
About Major Brands
Major Brands sells and distributes consumer beverage alcohol to grocery stores, restaurants and other retail outlets throughout Missouri. The company carries more than 12,000 products including many of the industry’s leading brands including domestic and imported beers, spirits and wines, and specialty non-alcoholic beverages and waters.
About Savannah Distributing
Savannah Distributing Company Inc. is a locally owned, family-operated premium beverage company that has served Georgia beverage retailers since 1938.From premium liquor brands, world-class wines and Champagnes to their position as Georgia’s most prominent distributor of American craft and imported beers, Savannah Distributing Company is a leader in connecting the most sought after brands with the retailers serving Georgia’s consumer market.
LibDib, LLC, is a licensed wholesale distributor of alcoholic beverages enabled through a proprietary desktop and mobile friendly web platform. LibDib is available to any Maker and using LibDib, Restaurants, Bars & Retailers legally and efficiently purchase wines and spirits. The company was founded in 2016, launched in March 2017, and is based in San Jose, California with 24 employees, LibDib can be found online at LibDib.com as well as on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn.
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