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Sunset Corners Staff

Michael Bittel


Owner, Wine Buyer

Michael came to Sunset Corners, at the invitation of his grandparents, in 1975. He quickly developed a passion for wines and as an owner, assumed the responsibility of wine buyer in 1983. Besides wine, Michael is an avid reader and player of cards! He is one of the founders of the Miami Wine and Food Festival. His favorite kind of wine? That would be one with or without a cork!   


Larry Solomon



Owner, Spirits Buyer

Larry came to Sunset Corners in 1977. As one the store’s owners, Larry purchases all the spirits and manages the financial and human resources side of the business. His hobbies include country music, boxing and working out. Pool side margaritas are the specialty of the Solomon home.   

John McGriff  


Manager, Beer Buyer                                                                                                                                      

John has the distinction of having more years at Sunset Corners than any other staff member, starting in 1976. Over those many years, John has been involved in every aspect of the shop, from operations, to sales, and management. John started Sunset Corners in developing our award winning beer selection. It remains one of his top priorities! 

David McGriff


Manager, Sales, Delivery

David spent 23 years aboard a US Navy Destroyer as a weapons controller. Upon his retirement from the Navy in 2005, David came to join his brother John at Sunset Corners. His computer skills quickly found good use at the shop! With David’s sweet tooth, he is always the first in line when a dessert wine is opened for tasting!

Gil Rios

Sales, delivery

Gil started at the shop in 1987. Over the course of time, Gil has had a host of different responsibilities, in both sales and operations. Gil loves to unwind with a glass of a good single malt!

 Scott Ackman


Internet Shipping Manager

Scott joined the staff at Sunset Corners after retiring from the United States Postal Service in June, 2011.  Scott worked in a variety of management positions within the USPS during his 36 year career with his last position as District Finance Manager.  He is currently managing the expansion of our Internet shipping segment.  Scott is a long time resident of South Florida, attended the University of Florida, and his favorite hobby is playing golf.

Frank Gonzalezs


Sales, Wine buyer, Deli

Frank, also a student at FIU majoring in Hosp. & Tourism Mngt., is getting his feet wet in the industry with hopes to someday open his own Fine wine and Beer Lounge.  Being lucky enough to travel around a bit, he has had the opportunities to taste and enjoy many a dish and plenty of beverages around the world.  He is a certified Bartender and has worked countless private events on both the food and beverage side for over 6 years.  Franks favorite wine? Big, round reds

Yoan Barzaga


At the age of 22, Yoan left Cuba and moved to Brazil, who besides his native Spanish, he mastered the languages of both Portugese and Italian. Upon moving to Argentina, he deveopled a love of wine after experiencing Bonarda and Malbec. At the age of 28, Yoan moved to Miami, learned English, and began his career in hospitality at another purveyor of spirits. In 2013, Yoan became a welcome addition to Sunset Corners! Yoan loves the wines of Argentina and quality sipping rums!





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