Wine and Spirit World has been family-owned and operated for 70+ years. Owner Carlo Russo's career began in 1947 as one of the owner/pharmacists of the Ho-Ho-Kus Pharmacy; a store similar to a small department store with a soda fountain where he served breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The pharmacy had a liquor license also, and Carlo turned his attention toward wine. He realized his passion for wine was second to none and that led him to open "Carlo Russo's Wine & Spirit World".
Carlo was an innovator in his time, educating customers, conducting wine seminars, and leading wine tours to Europe. Quickly, Carlo Russo's Wine & Spirit World was acknowledged as one of the finest wine shops in the greater Metropolitan area. Carlo's son, Chuck, joined the team in 1973 and has been a major part of operations since then by continuing the tradition and legacy left by his father. In 2018, Alpesh bought the store from Chuck and now is helping carry the legacy started by Carlo Russo and continued by his son and grandsons. With the help of a very knowledgeable staff and as always Chuck and Alpesh, the store remains the foremost destination for wine lovers from all around, and with the added selection of some of the most exclusive Scotches, Bourbons, Tequilas, has added a new chapter in the evolving world of Wine & Spirits.