About Us



While Circus Wines may be a new presence on the web, we have nearly 100 years of proud history in the food and wine trade behind us.

Currently based in Middletown, New Jersey, Circus Wines is a family owned and operated business with roots that extend back to the beautiful island of Sicily where our family worked the abundant fruits of the land to make wine and countless other agricultural products.

In 1910, our grandparents Giovanni and Angelina Azzolina set sail for the New World, bringing with them the traditions and know how of the more simple and tranquil Mediterranean world. Times were tough, but these were tough people! After a few years of hard work in the hustle and bustle of the City, Giovanni and Angelina finally settled into the seashore community of Highlands, New Jersey. There they opened a small grocery store and used their skills to serve the local community, selling homemade Italian specialty goods. During Prohibition, this sometimes meant discreetly offering hand crafted homemade wine to sell to local Italian families for whom wine is an absolute necessity to this day!

Serving our community has always been our most important goal. Thanks to the support of our loyal customers, our knowledge and expertise has grown throughout the years. As the next generation grew into the supermarket trade, the name of the company was renamed Food Circus Supermarkets, Inc. and gave birth to a separate beverage chain, Circus Liquors.

The name Circus is part of our history. The name came from the idea of creating a fun place of gathering for customers under one roof, such as the big top, for people to enjoy while shopping for an assortment of value priced products which is the cornerstone of our philosophy to this day.


Today, our company has two large brick and mortar stores, under the name Spirits Unlimited of Red Bank, NJ and Middletown, NJ, specializing in hand picked selections of the best wine, spirits, and beer on the market. We pride ourselves in offering true deep discount pricing on the highest quality products. We want you to save money and come back for more. And as our grandparents taught us long ago, we will jump through hoops to help you find what you are looking for. If it’s out there and available, we’ll do our best to find it!

There's no better way to expand our customer service nationwide and to the wider world than through the Internet. And thus, the latest expansion of our business is here: CircusWines.com. We trust you'll enjoy choosing from our vast selection of wines and beers at exceptional prices along with more rare, exclusive product offerings through our Special Offers link.

We strive for customer satisfaction and wish you a pleasant shopping experience on our website as well as in our local stores. If you have any questions or suggestions for us to serve you better, please feel free to contact us at: info@circuswines .com

Thanks for visiting our site!

Gregory Azzolina – Wine Director

The Azzolina and Scaduto families