Mark A. Newman is CEO of Accolade Brands and Ewines.com. Additionally, Mark is launching a winery investment fund, and has recently judged with Gambero Rosso for the 2020 Tre Bicchieri awards. In his over 40 years in the wine industry he has owned the largest per unit wine & spirits retail chain in Arizona, held key California winery positions as well as senior level executive positions in the wine distributing business. Mark has also produced wine in both California and France. He received his education at the University of Southern California in Business (Marketing & Finance) and is a member of several wine industry trade groups. Mark was inducted into the prestigious Commanderie de Bontemps du Medoc et Graves recognizing his years of dedication to the wine industry, and is Maitre-Conseil of Gastronomy, an honor bestowed by the French Minister of Agriculture, a member of the Society of Wine Educators.
Mark has judged the Los Angeles International Wine Competition for 23 consecutive years and also judges the California State Fair and the San Diego International Wine Competition.