I happened upon Moore Brothers since they're located next to La Pizza Fresca on E 20th St. They've been open for a few weeks, but you get the sense that they're really serious about wines, especially since the first thing you notice is how cold they keep the shop. 56°F is the constant temperature (they have a rack of fleece jackets for customers near the door). As we were browsing, we were greeted by a very knowledgable man, who happened to be Greg Moore, the man behind the shop. He was also the wine director at Le Bec Fin in Philadelphia. Moore Brothers, as I learned, has shops in Wilmington DE, and Pensauken NJ. They specialize in wines from Germany, France, and Italy.
Now I've visited a couple dozen wineries in California, but the tasting we had at Moore Brothers was incredibly informative, delivered by such a passionate expert. The level of detail about each wine he poured was completely fascinating, including first hand anecdotes, not only about the wines or winemakers, but down to things like the compost some winemakers use to fertilize the vines. Now this is wine-geek territory, but for those interested in wine, I'm sure he'll be a fascinating study. I've been interested in Rieslings lately, and this is probably one of the best shops for German wines. That's not to say the Italian and French stuff is shabby.
Another surprise were the reasonable prices on many of their wines. Looks like this will become a regular stop for wine purchases.
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