About Us

Krush! The Armenian Wine Homepage is free to users.

Sylvia Ansourian Kruizenga – Publisher

Sylvia Ansourian was born in Alexandria, Egypt, and immigrated to the United States in 1968. She is a graduate of McGill University in Montreal, Canada and has a Masters of Public Administration from New York University. A long time leader and and parish council member of the Saint Gregory Armenian Church in White Plains New York , Sylvia made her first trip to Armenia in 2010. Since then she has looked for ways to promote economic development in Armenia.

“If Krush! is successful, it will drive interest in and sales of Armenian wines around the world, and hopefully encourage more tourist visits as well.”

Derek Kruizenga – Managing Editor

Derek is a graduate of Sydney University in Sydney, Australia and has a Masters of Business Administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Recently retired from his career as a Management Consultant, Derek has been a wine enthusiast for over 30 years, organizing and leading several private wine tasting groups.

“Our family is half Armenian. Krush! gives me the opportunity to combine my interest and knowledge of wine with our family’s Armenian heritage in an enterprise I believe in – the potential for Armenia to make world class wines.”