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Accolade Brands Named National Importer of Maximus Wine

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Cantine Due PalmeSTUDIO CITY, CALIF.  Accolade Brands Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been appointed to be the National Importer of MAXIMUS WINE from the award winning winery, Cantine Due Palme in Italy.

Accolade Brands Inc.*, working in cooperation with Aurora Wine & Spirits in selected markets, will add the Maximus Brand to their portfolios. Maximus is confident that this collaboration will be a great addition to the winery’s US plan and all involved shares the same enthusiasm, passion and goals.  Maximus believes that this is the beginning of a long and loyal relationship.

Currently, the Maximus brand consists of two wines that are blends from Apulia. The Maximus Red 2013 is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Merlot, all from Estate vineyards.  The Maximus White 2015 is also a blend, made of 50% Chardonnay and 50% Fiano coming from Estate vineyards.

According to Mark Newman, CEO of Accolade, the Maximus brand has had great success in the NY/NJ markets and is ripe to take nationally.

About Accolade Brands, Inc., – Based in Studio City, California, Accolade Brands is a National Importer/Marketer for over 20 brands of wine from Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Chile and California, headed by industry veteran, Mark Newman. He was former owner of Arizona retailer Liquor Barn—where he was named a Market Watch Leader in 1989—Newman is now CEO of Accolade Brands (unrelated to Accolade Wines), an importer, producer and consultant for wineries such as Casal Thaulero, Champagne Pannier, Cave de Roquebrun, Alma Cercius (In Vino Erotico), Cremaschi Furlotti, Chateau de Pitray, Chateau Real D’Or, Whispering Dove and more, founded in 2004. Mark has also held several key senior level winery and distributor executive positions.

About Aurora Wine & Spirits – Based in Marina Del Rey, California, Aurora Wine and Spirits is a national brand management group. We specialize in premium and craft brands. We currently represent Checkered Lily Pinot Noir, Yvonne Oakville Cabernet, Edict Wines, Failte Vodka, Indio Spirits, Appellation Trading Company, Kimmel Vineyards, La Delizia, Belles Organics and Maximus Wine.

About Cantine Due Palme:

Cantine Due Palme is a large estate cooperative cellar based in Cellino San Marco / Salento, deep in the heart of Apulia, the southerly heel of the Italian peninsula.

Founded in 1989 from an idea of its President, Mr. Angelo Maci, Cantine Due Palme has grown over the years up to 1200 estate growers, carefully selected on the grounds of their owning old vines that are situated in only premium sites. Today the winery is recognized as one of the finest large-scale estate cellars operating in all of Italy.  Mr. Franco Caputo has been the export consultant working closely with Cantina Due Palme for over 5 years to produce and develop MAXIMUS Wine signature blends for the USA market. Prior vintages have received 88 points for the red and 86 points for the white by Wine Spectator and is ranked among the top 10 most wine sold in superstores in NJ.

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