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Red Red Wine

The good news: Scientists claim that resveratrol— a minor component of red wine—turns mice into superathletes. The bad news: No human, except maybe Keith Richards, can drink enough wine to enjoy its benefits. But who’s to say you can’t try? Start here.

  1. 1. Bottega del Vino

    7 E. 59th St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-223-3028

    A faithful reproduction of Verona’s legendary wine bar, down to the proprietary stemware and the rare vintages of everything from Opus One to Château d’Yquem.

  2. 2. Veritas

    43 E. 20th St., nr. Park Ave. S.; 212-353-3700

    Two serious collectors opened this place when they realized you can’t take it with you—“it” being a 3,000-bottle collection.

  3. 3. Ditch Plains

    29 Bedford St., at Downing St.; 212-633-0202

    At this urban fish shack, every wine sold by the bottle is also available by the half, at prices much closer to retail than the typically larcenous restaurant markup.

  4. 4. Cru

    24 Fifth Ave., at 9th St.; 212-529-1700

    A Bouley grad in the kitchen, and a 65,000-bottle dream of a cellar.


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