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Jan 3, 2007 06:27 PM

where to get a case of wine around philly...

i'm having a birthday party and wanted to get a case of wine, though i'm not sure where to go. i'm guessing nj is the best option, owing to discounts on cases, but that still leaves me wondering where is best. anyone have suggestions?

also- any ideas on what kind of white wines to get? i'm a poor student, so cost is an issue...

thanks in advance!

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  1. Go to Moore Brothers in Pennsauken - just across the Ben Franklin Bridge.

    1. Yes, I think they always have a discounted case of a selection of whites or reds, that they give a percent of each sale to charity. Thanks.

      1. Canal's has multiple South Jersey locations, a good selection at all price ranges, and offers case discounts. Moore Bros. will make recommendations based upon your menu; you may not get that level of service from Canal's.

        1. If cost is an issue, Moore Bros. is not the place to go. They have lots of great wine, but none of it is cheap. If I need a case of a specific wine, I usually go to Total Wine, they have a store in Cherry Hill and one just over the PA/DE border in Delaware, so you don't pay sales tax. You can get the addresses at . They give a 5% discount on cases. The employees there are not as well-versed as the people at Moore Bros., but they are much, much better than the average PA state store worker, they can certainly help you find a good case for your money. There are quite a few good bottles of Pinot Grigio for not much money, and it's palatable to a wide variety of people, which makes it good for parties. Gruner-Veltliner is pretty popular these days too.

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          1. re: Buckethead

            I think Moore Bros. offers a GREAT selection of reasonably priced wines. For $15/bottle you can do VERY well for a party.

            1. re: CindyJ

              Hmm, I wrote a reply last night and it seems to have been deleted. Anyway, when the original poster wrote 'poor student, cost is an issue', I was thinking more like $6 or $7 a bottle, not $10 or $15. I like Moore Bros. and all, but they don't usually have what I would consider 'bargain' wines. Of course, that's not their mission.

            2. re: Buckethead

              Are you kidding? They have lots of great bottles for $11, $13, $15! One of our favorite whites is their $9.50 Marigny-Neuf. Thank you.

              1. re: Bride of the Juggler

                The question was 'what case of white wine should a self-described poor student buy for a party', and I don't think that $11 bottles qualify for that.

                1. re: Buckethead

                  I think, in that case, I'd recommend serving some other beverage.

                  1. re: CindyJ

                    So there's not a bottle of white out there that you'd serve at a party that costs less than, say, $13 a bottle?

              2. re: Buckethead

                Moore Brother is THE place to go for great wine at reasonable prices.

              3. Have you considered a local winery? There are some great inexpensive wineries in Bucks County. Both Rushland Ridge Winery and Buckingham Winery offer decent wines for around $7 a bottle, plus they offer a 10% case discount. THey both have decent whites - vidal banc and seyval blanc at Buckingham and villard blanc at Rushland Ridge.

                As an added benefit, you get to taste all of the wines!

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                1. re: AmblerGirl

                  How good are those local wines? In my neighborhood (southern Chester County) we've got a consortium of local wine producers (VaLa Vinyards, Folly Hill, Paradocx) and I've yet to taste one that's truly enjoyable. Not only that, they're fairly pricey.

                  1. re: CindyJ

                    I love the wine from VaLa, but I do agree they are fairly pricey. The Bucks County wineries, in general, are okay. Definitely not the best wine I've had - in general the whites are pretty good. I've not had many good experiences with Bucks County red wine, though. But it is a fun experience. Both Rushland Ridge and Buckingham have a "pour your own" tasting bar. The wine at both wineries is pretty cheap, typically $7 a bottle. Its a fun afternoon out, and you're supporting a local business!