About Us

Welcome to Carlo Russo's Wine & Spirit World! We have been providing excellent service, a great selection, and extensive wine knowledge to our customers for over 50 years!

Owner Carlo Russo's career began in 1947 as one of the owner/pharmacists of The Ho-Ho-Kus Pharmacy; which was somewhat like a small department store including a soda fountain that served breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Pharmacy also had a liquor license and very quickly Carlo turned his attention and energy towards wine. In 1968, when A & P closed their last small store in the country (which was located across the street from the Pharmacy), Carlo bought the building and moved the wine and liquor department to its present location at 626 North Maple Ave. in Ho-Ho-Kus. Quickly, Carlo Russo's Wine & Spirit World was acknowledged as one of a very select group of fine wine shops in the greater Metropolitan area.

In 1973 Chuck Russo (Carlo's son) joined the team and now manages the Ho-Ho-Kus location while Carlo runs the Fort Lee store (which opened in 1988). Chuck's wife, Maria, completes the Russo family's commitment to Wine & Spirit World and its customers.

Together with the assistance of a courteous and knowledgeable staff, our family will continue to provide excellent service and impeccable wine knowledge to our valuable customers. Thank you for visiting our store!