Our Story

Accolade Brands is an extension of Mark Newman’s 40+ year career in the wine, spirits and food business. Founded in 2004 and federally & state licensed in 2005.

Accolade Brands addresses the complex needs of our highly regulated business. We are winemakers, brand builders, consultants and problem solvers.

Mark has been CEO of three industry companies and has held key senior executive positions at large distributors, importers and wineries.

Cathy Crowser EVP, brings years of organizational experience to the company. Most recently she was the COO of a non-profit in the art world.

What We Do

Accolade Brands has five different segments of our business. Importing, consulting, winemaking, TTB & FDA compliance and events for the wine, spirits & food businesses.

Meet the Team

Accolade Brands has it’s beginnings in a deeply rooted wine, spirits and beverage world.

Having Muscadet at Hog Island Oysters

Mark Newman

Founder & CEO

Cathy Crowser

EVP