Exceptional Vintage

A Stillwater wine bar reveals the real reason wine is good for you

Richard Fleischman

Our server was even sweet enough to split the single-glass orders of the two whites into two glasses for us, and so we soon had two or three million fancy pieces of stemware on the table, and felt like Henry VIII, but without all those pesky wives to behead or commoners questioning our motives. I mean, we felt like the luckiest people on Earth, blessed with the greatest bounty, the best wines, and the absolute most stemware possible. And it was right there and then that I began to suspect that the evening was the health equivalent of a big vitamin shot, and that it's not just wine that's heart-healthy and good for you, but it's also nice servers, good olives, and acres of stemware.

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