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:

Jason Fiore, Wine Maven– jason@suburbanwines.com
Jason is our new-world wine specialist, concentrating on 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 over 16 years.

Dan Spadola, Wine Maven, Whiskey Fanatic - dan@suburbanwines.com
Dan's journey into the wine world was an unexpected one. As a Construction Management major in college, Dan planned on entering the construction industry when he completed his degree. During his summer break from college his senior year, Dan's brother asked him to help build a new wine store in the New York metropolitan area. Upon completion of the 3000 sq. ft. store, the owner needed an Assistant Manager. Having spent the summer with persons from the wine industry and gathering an appreciation for the juice, he happily accepted the owners offer and began his career in the world of wine and spirits.
Tasting everything he came across, Dan used this opportunity to absorb as much information about wine and retail wine sales as he could. It wasn't long before stocking shelves and dusting bottles turned into assisting with purchasing and sales. Fast forward 8 years, Dan, now manages and buys for Suburban Wines and Spirits. Dan's buying focus is on wines that are consumer friendly; balance is key in his opinion.

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 over 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.