About Us

Philip Salierno

Sommelier, Owner

After owning a successful store in Nassau, Phil knew he wanted more.


Adam Schneider

Sommelier, Manager, Buyer

Adam's wine career started by accident at the age 19, after he took a job at a small wine shop in his home town of Great Neck. By 21, he was finishing up school at The American Sommelier Society. The next few years, he worked various jobs in both wine shops and with wine distributors and importers.


In 2009, Adam met Phil, when Phil was looking for a manager for a new store he was opening in Commack. 

After 5 years working in Commack, Adam was looking for a change in scenery and was curious about how he could further his wine education and moved to Napa, Ca. 

Napa was an experience like no other. In Napa, wine become life, not just a lifestyle. Adam worked many jobs, getting a feel for the other side of the wine business, straight from the source. 

Being away from family and friends was difficult, who knew a phone call from Phil would change things again. After 4 1/2 years away, Adam decided to return to New York, and assist with creating The Wine Authority.