I had the opportunity recently to talk to Vincent Restivo, manager of Maspeth Discount Wines & Liquors in Maspeth. I have to say that I immediately discovered that Vinnie, as he is referred to, is virtually a walking encyclopedia of the wine and whiskey business.
For instance, he's been in the retail and wholesale end of the industry for the last twenty-five years, ten of them on Grand Avenue in Maspeth. The responsibilities of Maspeth Discount Wines & Liquors range from catering local neighborhood parties all the way to doing the catering for many of the socialites in NYC. Vinnie stated that he has catered parties for as many as 3,000 to 4,000 people.
Vinnie Restivo is a wine consultant with a precision expertise that helps him establish wine lists for many of the top restaurants. He said that there is much to learn about the passion and romance that goes into the business of wine and its importance to various cultures.
I could go on talking about my very interesting conversation with Vinnie Restivo from Maspeth Discount Wines & Liquors but I think you get the message. He's an expert in his field and the next time you walk into a liquor store and your eyes quickly glance at all the neatly stacked shelves remember, every shelf has its own story to tell about the various cultures that make up the wine and spirit industry.
On the personal side Vinnie Restivo is married with two children. He attended Archbishop Molloy High School and St. John's University and currently lives in Manhasset.
The next time you need that bottle of wine or whiskey stop in Maspeth Discount Wines & Liquors and make it a point to tell them you read about them in the Juniper Berry.
Maspeth Discount Wines & Liquors
69-15 Grand Avenue
Maspeth NY 11378