Best of Philly

Best Wine Guy

2018 Best Wine Expert

Max Gottesfeld

Gottesfeld, from the Fine Wine & Good Spirits at 12th and Chestnut, will find that perfect bottle of skin-contact vino to pair with your meal – a rare experience at a state store. Read More »

Fine Wine and Good Spirits: 1112 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

2017 Best Wine Guy

Tim Kweeder at Kensington Quarters

In this beer-lovin’ town, wine can be a hard sell. Leave it to Kensington Quarters GM and wine director Kweeder to come up with a list of organic, sustainable and biodynamic wines that aren’t just easy on the wallet, but—through clever use of colloquial descriptors—are easy to get excited about, too. Read More »

1310 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA | 267-314-5086 | Website

2016 Best State Store Employee

Rob Peters, Ardmore Wine & Spirits

This a joke, right? Nope, not when it comes to Peters, who holds certifications from the Society of Wine Educators and the Wine & Spirit Education Trust, among other organizations, and teaches at the Restaurant School. Main Line mavens swear by his recommendations for the best wine to pair with everything from boeuf bourguignon to tacos to pho. Read More »

62 Greenfield Avenue, Ardmore, PA | 610-645-5010 | Website

2015 Best Wine Guy

Tim Kweeder at Petruce et al.

By day he lobbies for consumer-friendly reform. By night he conducts adventures through unheralded varietals, unsulfured bottles and otherwise offbeat wines at Petruce. But Kweeder's best quality is a mind that's equally open to both modern fashions and almost unthinkably outre notions -- like the possibility that a year-old beaujolais nouveau (!) could end up being a revelation. Read More »

| 267-225-8232 | Website