2010 Wine Geek
The Liquor Control Board isn’t exactly famed for its knowledgeable staff. Which is why we were so pleasantly surprised to find Cindy Carniecki at the new PLCB-run boutique wine store in the Garces Trading Company, skillfully recommending a $15 French ros to go with our meal. It’s nice doing business with a real wine enthusiast. (Cindy worked in the restaurant biz for 30 years before taking a job with the PLCB.) And apparently the feeling’s mutual: The best part about working at the new store, she says, is customers who are excited about wine.
1111 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107; 215-923-2261; garcestradingcompany.com/