New Wine, New Skins?

WHAT'S UP WITH THAT

A massage with Merlot? A soak in Sauvignon? A new beauty treatment is derived from the seductive if scientifically iffy idea that the grape's potent antioxidants can outwit the aging of the skin. Vinotherapy, as the process is called, was developed by the French (of course!) at the Caudalie Vinotherapy Spa in Bordeaux, where devotees indulge in body scrubs made from crushed Cabernet grape seeds or soak shoulder-deep in a barrel of spring water and grape extract. In the U.S., Napa Valley's Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, below, has couples sip wine in a brass tub filled with grape-seed bubble...

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