Amar'e Stoudemire Takes Baths in Red Wine — For His Health
Amar’e Stoudemire, 32-year-old power forward and center for the New York Knicks, is apparently a proponent of taking baths in red wine, a service that some spas have begun calling “vinotherapy.”
We had no idea until ESPN sent one of its reporters to interview Stoudemire mid-bath. ESPN’s Sam Alipour, who is seen in this photograph sharing a wine bath (Matarromera Crianza, a red wine from Spain) with Amar’e, was the intrepid reporter who revealed that the ritual is part of Stoudemire’s off-day recovery.
At $550 per 30-minute session, this treatment — which reportedly “detoxifies the body, stimulates blood flow, and spruces the skin” — isn’t for everyone, but for Stoudemire, it’s worth the teasing he gets from his teammates.
In case you were wondering, Amar’e takes his wine baths at Aire Ancient Baths on Franklin Street in New York City, where “the red wine is imported directly from Spain and constitutes an extremely relaxing and indulgent experience.”