George Wolfson, Owner
George has spent almost all of his adult life in the retail alcoholic
beverage business. He co-owned two other Shop Rite Liquor stores for a number
of years with Gordon Embley. Mr. Embley was one of the pioneers of the fine
wine movement in the state of New Jersey. Now down to one store, Georges
work here is mostly administrative. He also is very influential at Shop Rite
Beverages, the marketing & administrative arm of the 32 Shop Rite liquor
stores in New Jersey & New York. .
Keith Johnson, General Store Manager
Keith held several jobs in sports marketing and promotion after
graduating from college. He then started part time here & in 1999 turned
into a full time endeavor. Keith is responsible for everything that goes on
between the four walls, and now with the launch of our new website, he is
responsible for that also. Keith has embraced the world of wine in a big way
and has become very knowledgeable in all aspects of selling the fruit of the
vine. If you have the time he will educate you and talk about all the wine we
have to sell. Keith tastes all wine before he purchases it for us and he chairs
our wine tasting panel. Keith has traveled to different wine regions around the
world and is an expert on the wines of Argentina and the wines of Italy. Wine
questions should be addressed to .
Robert Katona, Beer Manager
Rob buys all our beer and is responsible for the vast selection of
microbrews in our store. He has been with us since 1990. If you have any
questions about Brew shoot him an email.
. Rob is
also a member of our wine tasting panel and has a very sophisticated palate. He
participates in many of our purchasing decisions in all departments.
Robert Polski, Tobacco Manager
Bob is our resident Cigar Guy. A former construction
contractor (hes the one who fixes everything we break), he has been with
us since 2001. Bob is in charge of our packaging & shipping department. Bob
will answer any of your Cigar questions, but he is also involved in our wine
tasting panel. He has become quite the guru on the wines of California. Email
him at .
Richard Hughes, Other Stuff Manager
Yup, you got it right, if it isnt Wine, Beer, or Tobacco,
its probably in Ricks domain. Rick is the guy who makes those great
gift baskets you see on our website. He conducts our in-store samplings on
Fridays & Saturdays. He is chief receiver at our loading dock, along with
handling most of our in-store point of sale. He is also responsible for all our
local deliveries. Rick has an affinity for wine from those other
countries. He knows a lot about the wines of Germany, Australia, New
Zealand, etc. His palate is admired by the other members of the tasting panel
and he has quite a following of customers who will buy their wine only if
Rick suggests it. .