To say that owner, Joe Gurrera, is passionate about fantastic food and wine would be an incredible understatement. A natural-born entrepreneur, he purchased Citarella in 1983 (while he was still in his early 20’s) transforming the once stand-alone seafood shop into a gourmet hotspot with 7 locations — the newest of which boasts our first and only wine shop: Citarella Wines & Spirits in Greenwich, Connecticut.
A believer that wine pairing depends more on seasonality and dining atmosphere than what’s on your plate, he’ll drink a wide variety of reds with seafood but draws the line when it comes to steak. To pair red meat and white wine would be a “mortal sin”; steak and red wine pair perfectly!
Driven by a commitment to excellence and a love for great wine, Joe is actively engaged with the wine shop — he even designed the store shelves himself after seeing something similar on a trip to Verona, Italy.