John A. Caruso

Maison Joseph Drouhin Welcomes New President of Dreyfus, Ashby & Co.

The Prestigious Wine & Spirits Purveyor Promotes Vice President John A. Caruso

(New  York,  NY)  May  24,  2017  –  Maison  Joseph  Drouhin,  the  acclaimed  family-­‐owned  and operated wine estate with properties in Burgundy and Oregon, announced today that it has promoted John A. Caruso to President of Dreyfus, Ashby & Co, a leading importer of premium and family-­‐owned wines. Pointing to successful sales and a growing portfolio during his tenure as Vice President over the past decade, John will expand his responsibilities at the helm of the prestigious national importer.

“Over the last decade John Caruso has established himself as a quintessential component in the growth and development of Dreyfus, Ashby & Co.,” said Laurent Drouhin, Brand Ambassador and North American Sales Director of Maison Joseph Drouhin. “John truly understands the goals and vision of our operation in the USA and we couldn’t be more pleased to bring him on as President.”

With a background in finance, including international exchange, John Caruso has held key sales and marketing positions in the beverage alcohol industry since 1995, as well as a number of executive management positions, including President of The House of Burgundy, the prestigious New York wholesaler.  From  2005-­‐2007  John  joined  the management  team  of  the  highly  regarded  Lauber Imports, a division of Southern Wine & Spirits. Caruso joined Dreyfus, Ashby in 2007 as the Vice President of Marketing and Administration.

“I am excited and honored to take this role. The Drouhins are one of the most iconic families in all of the wine industry,” said John. “I look forward to continuing to work alongside the talented people at Dreyfus Ashby and with the wonderful family brands we represent,“ he added.

John Caruso graduated from Villanova University with a Bachelor’s Degree in economics and religious studies. He and his wife Luba helped found the 501(c)3, Children of Chernobyl Relief Foundation, to deliver medical and humanitarian aid to the young victims of the 1986 nuclear disaster in the Ukraine. Originally from Rumson, New Jersey, Caruso continues to live there with his wife and their three children Chase, Trevor, and Kate.

About Maison Joseph Drouhin

Maison Joseph Drouhin owns 70 hectares (174 acres) of vineyards in Burgundy. The vineyards are principally Grand and Premier Cru appellations of the Côte d’Or and Chablis. The family-­‐owned and –run firm was founded in 1880 and produces nearly 90 different appellations, all of them from Burgundy. Since 1987, the family also owns 225 acres in Dundee Hills, known as Domaine Drouhin Oregon, and 225 acres in Eola-­‐Amity Hills, known as Roserock, since December 2013.

About Dreyfus, Ashby & Co.

Dreyfus, Ashby & Co., a national importer representing a global portfolio of fine wine, spirits and sake,  was  founded  in  London,  England  more  than  70  years  ago  by Swiss-­‐born  Michel Dreyfus. In 1945, he moved the company to New York City where it is headquartered today. From the beginning, Dreyfus, Ashby & Co. devoted itself to dealing in superior wines from renowned family-­‐ owned vineyards and estates. In 1985, Burgundy’s premier wine family, Joseph Drouhin, purchased Dreyfus,  Ashby,  which markets  its  products  in  all  50  states  with  a  team  of  experienced  sales specialists located across the country. Besides the fine burgundies of Maison Joseph Drouhin and their properties in Oregon, Domaine Drouhin and Roserock, Dreyfus, Ashby’s portfolio also includes: Champagne Drappier; Chateau Petrús; J.P. Moueix Bordeaux: Chateau Trotanoy, and Belair-Monange;  Domaine  Comte  Georges  de  Vogue;  Château  de  Campuget;  Ulysses,  Napa;  Dusted Valley, Walla Walla; Tedeschi from Valpolicella; spirits from G.E. Massenez, and other wines from Bordeaux, Alsace, Spain, Argentina, Switzerland, South Africa, New Zealand, Japan and India.

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