Heather Turk has the wonderful job of reviewing the Ritz-Carlton Spa’s Le Vin Wine Therapy:
The spa’s Le Vin Wine Therapy treatment (50 minutes, $145) is one of the spa’s Journey of Renewal services and takes place in one of its two Vichy shower treatment rooms. The service begins as you lay face-down on the treatment table (which conveniently has a cut-out for where your head should be, so your face isn’t smashed flat against the table during the service) and the masseuse rubs a Chardonnay sugar scrub over the back of your legs, your feet and back. Part of Olavie’s Chardonnay Wine Therapy skin care line, the antioxidant all-natural sugar scrub isn’t very abrasive (or sticky), and is blended with shea butter and six natural oils to exfoliate, nourish and protect your skin in one fell swoop. While red wine may be better to drink for the heart, Olavie’s Chardonnay-based products are the perfect pairing for your skin, as the Chardonnay grape seeds are removed from the grape juice prior to fermentation, leaving almost all antioxidants intact for extraction. – from Examiner
Alex has written for Vanity Fair, Barrons, Bloomberg and Condé Nast Traveler.