About Us

Suburban’s owner, Lance Cerutti, proudly carries on the tradition of staying ahead of the curve when it comes to selection, value, competitive pricing, and world-class customer service. He has built an Italian wine selection second to none, and works assiduously to keep it all-encompassing. Lance’s philosophy is “taste, taste, taste”, and he encourages all to do so. This is why his large staff comes to the table with an impressive breadth of wine and spirit knowledge, and are prepared to discuss in-depth in any category.

The average staff member has been onboard at Suburban for more than 10 years! Meet them:

George Feaver, Wine Director – george@suburbanwines.com
George has worked in the beverage retail industry for nearly 20 years, in 4 different markets. His scope of knowledge is extensive, and he continues to comb the tremendous New York wine market to bring you the selections that make Suburban stand out. George specializes in the wines of France and the Pacific Northwest. He celebrates 10 years at Suburban in 2011.

Jason Fiore, Associate Wine Director– jason@suburbanwines.com
Jason is our new-world wine maven, specializing in the wines of California, Australia and New Zealand. He is consistently in pursuit of opulent, modern wines, and is tuned in to the hottest new projects, and the ever-changing California winemaker scene. Jason has been onboard at Suburban for 16 years.

Sunny Gandara, Wine & Spirits Maven - sunny@suburbanwines.com

Sunny has a broad background in retail, distribution and the supplier side of the wine industry. She is a Certified Wine Educator and holds the Diploma in Wines & Spirits from the Wines and Spirits Education Trust (WSET). She is also a Certified Specialist in Spirits and has worked as a cocktail consultant through her own company, and is equally passionate about both wines and spirits. Sunny loves wine education and as a professionally trained chef, loves to experiment pairing food with wines and spirits.

Sondra Smith, Spirits Director - sondra@suburbanwines.com
Sondra bravely controls Suburban’s enormous spirits and cordials department. Bringing you the latest spirit trends, mixologists’ favorites, and classic cordials, she is tapped into a vast and constantly-changing market. Sondra celebrates 16 years at Suburban.

Jerry Bernard, Warehouse Manager – jerry@suburbanwines.com
Keeping our inventory accurate, our shelves stocked, and our many deliveries organized is a continuous and arduous task. Jerry handles it like nobody’s business, and has been for 24 years!

Bobby Ulfsson, Shipping Manager – bobby@suburbanwines.com
Serving all of our website customers and handling your out-of-town orders, Bobby is focused on packing your merchandise with care, and assuring it arrives to you timely and unaffected by the elements.