T+L Reports: New York's Wine Shops
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T+L Reports: New York's Wine Shops

If you like your reds limited-issue and your whites organic, head to New York, where three
wine retailers are focusing on small artisanal producers. Restaurant impresario Drew Nieporent
stocks a diverse collection of labels at Crush Wine & Spirits (153
E. 57th St.; 212/980-9463).
After viewing the auction-grade bottles in the Cube—a
25- by-25-foot room of glass and steel—stop by the tasting bar to sample the week's
six featured selections. When • Gregory and David Moore open the New York City branch
of their popular Philadelphia-area shop, Moore Brothers Wine Co. (33
E. 20th St.; 866/986-6673; www.moorebros.com),
later this month, they'll keep to their trademark philosophy: wine is a perishable agricultural
product. So wear a sweater—the store is kept at 56 degrees. • At Le Dû's
Wines
(600 Washington St.; 212/924-6999; www.leduwines.com), caviste Jean-Luc
Le Dû, formerly sommelier at Daniel, houses some rarities—such as a $2,250 1994
L'Ermita Priorat. But his mostly handcrafted stock also includes great bargains, like the
earthy 2003 Châteauneuf-du-Pape by Domaine de Monpertuis for $10.

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