LODI, Calif., Jan. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Ever wondered which wine pairs best with Kansas City Pork Ribs, Texas Chili or a New York Strip Steak with creamy peppercorn sauce? Scotto Cellars, a fifth generation, family-owned winery based in Lodi, CA, has introduced a patriotic new wine brand, "USA Cabernet" in celebration of the nations' favorite red wine and its most popular regional dishes. And while the wine comes from the heart of California wine country, the concept comes from a boutique ad agency in Houston.
The name and the brand were created by Houston-based advertising agency The Hucksters. Inspired by his own passion for California cabernets, Peter Wood, Creative Director at the agency, came up with the idea. "I was interested in creating a wine brand that appealed to a large audience. And 'USA Cabernet' had a nice ring to it," he said.
Anthony Scotto III, CEO of Scotto Cellars, the winery producing and distributing the wine, commented, "The surprising thing about the name is that no one thought of it before."
He explains the business strategy simply, "In the wine aisle, shoppers have a choice between cabernets from Australia, South Africa, Chile and of course, France. We believe they'll likely choose 'America first.'"
The wine is a smooth, bold 2015 vintage cabernet sauvignon. The label describes it as having "aromas of blackberry, followed by rich fruit flavors and ending on the notes of the Star-Spangled Banner."
The brand advertising campaign for USA Cabernet takes a decidedly light-hearted approach to patriotism. A print ad for the wine suggests that it's "Rumored to be made from Red, White & Blue grapes." An online ad calls it "Chateau D'America," and the tagline is "This Wine Is Your Wine." Even the suggested retail price of a bottle has a humorous touch. It's $17.76 – the year of American independence.
Ironically, the creator of the "USA Cabernet" brand is in fact, British. Peter Wood is a graduate of the Royal College of Art in London and worked at top US advertising agencies the Richards Group and Ogilvy & Mather before setting up The Hucksters creative boutique.
USA Cabernet is now available for sale and distribution across the U.S. Supermarkets, liquor stores and on premise outlets should contact:
Bill Chenault, National Sales Manager at: email@example.com
Contact: Tasha Consiglio
Director of Marketing
SOURCE USA CABERNET