Our Wine Team



Chief Customer Officer / Wine Lover Extraordinaire


John King is the founder and Chief Customer Officer at J. Kings Food Service Professionals Inc., one of the country's top independently owned food distributors.  John's background as an entrepreneur reaches back to his childhood when he worked in the family delicatessen. Since its founding in 1974, John has grown the company from a part-time venture into a multi-faceted food service distributor business with more than 350 professionals and annual sales in excess of $175 million. 


For over 40 years, John has built his company by helping his customers grow with award winning business-building ideas.  J.Kings offers additional value-added services for clients such as educational business-building seminars.  The J. Kings' Culinary Spectacular receives national recognition as one of the best food shows in the industry and is legendary among food service vendors.  John is instrumental in supporting local farmers and their Farm to Fork movement.

 In that same manner, John’s wine selection team is focused on family owned wineries that produce great wines native to their region.  He applies the same logic of “great people and great product” to his wine division and believes this will insure the success of Grapes & Greens.

When asked about his plans for Grapes and Greens, Mr. King  says “It’s simple , great wine, great people and out of the bottle thinking


Director of Wine Operations

Jack was born in Sicily, Italy. In the mid-1950's, his family immigrated to NY. Throughout his career as a Wine Industry professional, Jack has carried with him a great passion for the wine business and in all that is Italian. "The Culture, Art, People, Food and Italy's unique diversity of great wines have always inspired me"


In 1980 As National Sales Manager for Mediterranean Imports he was introduced to several Pio­ neers of fine Italian wines such as Bertani, Castelllo Di Fonterutoli, Mastroberardino, Livio Felluga, Agostino Brugo, and Castello Di Monsanto. In 1990 as VP and head of newly formed Prestige Wine Imports, Jack spearheaded the launch and suc­ cessful rise of brands such as MezzaCorona, and Castello Di Gabbiano.


After holding executive positions with leading Import Companies, in 1994 Cacciatos' experience coupled with his affinity for Italy, led to make his passion a reality and established WineWave. "The name held significance for me; the combination of nature's great forces, the wind and sea that create the wave, became a metaphor for the collaboration of man and nature to create great wines:' His passion was the desire to introduce new and unique Italian wines and work with the Families that were dedicated to this vocation". For over 20 years WineWave represented producers from all over Italy; Castello d'Albola, Ormani and Fattoria Dei Barbi from Tuscany, Fontana Freda, Marchesi di Barolo, GiGi Rosso and Bava from Piedmont and Pellegrino from Sicily were hallmarks of the WineWave portfolio.


Today this same desire continues at Grapes and Greens where many past relationships are being rekindled and new associations with wineries from around the world are being born. "Our goal is to create a Portfolio with a unique blend of small-production high quality Estates, Family owned Vineyards that have been producing their regions gems for generations, as well as Contemporary inspired brands that reflect our dedication to provide Quality, Creativity and Innovation in our selections.. Our mission is to offer fine wines from around the world with products that are High in quality, Steeped in Tradition and Contemporary in Style...

Our Sales Team

Our team are all part of our selection committee we are a group of sommeliers, culinary & hospitality professionals, all with a great love of wine and the regions it comes from.

Barry Schwartz
(516) 384-6839 | bschwartz@jkings.com


Charles Keenan
(631) 831-3817 | ckeenan@jkings.com


Jill Belle
(631) 294-4388 | jillbelle@jkings.com


Brenda Neilan
(631) 295-6371 | bneilan@jkings.com


Bob Primerano
(631) 578-8935 | bprimerano@jkings.com


Matthew Brodsky
(631) 339-8795 | mbrodsky@jkings.com


Chris Nolan
(631) 294-4317 | cnolan@jkings.com


Conall Lynch
(631) 295-6378 | clynch@jkings.com


Gary Eder
(917) 593-4258 | geder@jkings.com


Rory Inglis
(631) 831-5449 | ringlis@jkings.com


Vincent LoPiccolo
(516) 924-3899 | vlopiccolo@jkings.com


Steve Kass
(631) 294-4819 | skass@jkings.com


Alexandra Failla
(631) 294-4085 | afailla@jkings.com


Greg Ferraro


Paul Denis
(631) 831-8442 | pdenis@jkings.com


Ray Vlacancich
(631) 504-9875 | rvlacancich@jkings.com


Danny Infante
(631) 307-6148 | dinfante@grapesandgreens.com


Doug Licursi
(631) 605-4731 | dlicursi@grapesandgreens.com


Jack Cacciato
(516) 840-3190 | jcacciato@grapesandgreens.com


Jennifer Camhi
(917) 865-5972 | jcamhi@grapesandgreens.com


Bobby Bouyer
(631) 307-8363 | bbouyer@jkings.com


Rich Waters
(631) 307-2024 | rwaters@jkings.com


Steven Penn
(631) 605-1803 | spenn@jkings.com


Anthony Mangone
(914) 548-4125 | amangone@grapesandgreens.com


David Chi
(917) 939-3247 | dchi@grapesandgreens.com


David Mautone
(917) 734-4621 | dmautone@grapesandgreens.com


Dennis Murphy
(516) 857-3213 | dmurphy@grapesandgreens.com


Donna Baldelli
(646) 721-7231 | dbaldelli@grapesandgreens.com


Fosco Amoroso
(917) 842-1410 | famoroso@grapesandgreens.com


Harry Paul
(917) 678-9942 | hpaul@grapesandgreens.com


Jen Brady
(917) 209-1080 | jbrady@grapesandgreens.com


Kawanna Pleasant
(332) 201-5490 | kpleasant@grapesandgreens.com


Lisa Kelly
(631) 680-0565 lkelly@grapesandgreens.com


Richard Yannucci
(631) 987-3879 | ryannucci@grapesandgreens.com


Scott Korman
(516) 658-9381 | skorman@grapesandgreens.com


Valentyna Zhyvanova
(347) 963-0250 |vzhyvanova@grapesandgreens.com



Our Facilities

• J. Kings Distribution Center - 125,000 sq ft | 700 Furrows Road, Holtsville, NY 11742


• Grapes & Greens Wine Storage - 108,000 sq ft | 2711 Sound Avenue, Calverton, NY 11933


• Polar Crossing Frozen Storage - 40,000 sq ft | 3300 Veterans Memorial Highway, Bohemia, NY 11716


• Krazy Cooks Kitchen Manufacturing Facility - 25,000 sq ft | 85 Saxon Ave, Bay Shore, NY 11706


• New York City Sales Office | 240 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019