Moore Brothers' N.Y. shop earns praise from Zagat

David Moore (left) and his brother Greg in their new Manhattan store; their other locations are in Pennsauken and Wilmington.

The Moore Brothers Wine Co., long known in this region for its offerings of European artisan wines at reasonable prices, just received top Zagat billing for its one-year-old New York store.

Moore Brothers' newest wine emporium, located in a townhouse bordering Gramercy Park in Manhattan, took top honors in the Zagat 2008 New York City Gourmet Shopping & Entertainment Guide in the categories of "Best Wine Shop," "Best Service" (in all categories), and "Best Buys." It also tied two other non-wine shops, as one of the three stores that provide the "Best Overall Shopping Experience in New York."

"For 11 years, our customers and friends in the Philadelphia area have helped us build the best wine shop here," brothers Greg and David wrote in an e-mail announcing the award. "Now, in just one year we've shown the folks in the 'Big Apple' how it's done."

- Maureen Fitzgerald