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Top New York City wine bars

A good wine list is just one of many things that make for a good wine bar. It has to be well-lit -- but not bright -- and offer good food, too. It has to seem lively, but not loud. And whatever the size of the list, from 10 selections to 1,000, the staff has to be able to talk intelligently about what's on offer. Here's our guide to the best wine bars in Manhattan, with the appropriate occasion for each. --TED LOOS. Special to Newsday