Star Wines and Liquors was established in 1993 and is owned and operated by “The Two Alans,” Alan Short and Alan Glass. They met when they were dating their respective wives, Suzanne and Beth, who have been friends since grade school. As their friendship grew, so did their shared interest in wine. Many weekends were spent tasting and enjoying wines from around the world. As time went on, their fantasy of owning a retail wine shop became a reality.
The first location of Star Wines and Liquors, a 2,500 sq. ft. store in the Stop and Shop Plaza in Monroe, was quickly outgrown. After 2 years, the store moved to a 5,000 sq. ft. location in the same plaza. As the community grew, so did Star Wines and Liquors. Another move was in order and in November of 2002, Star Wines and Liquors proudly unveiled its new 10,000 sq. ft. store, which is one of the largest discount wine and liquor stores in New York State.