Since the early 1920s, New York has been known as the Big Apple a reference to the top prize earned at the many horseracing tracks in and around the city at that time. The galloping of hooves has since given way to the buzzing of bar-going crowds in the outer boroughs, and money once spent on the races is now used to purchase vintage bottles at wine bars across the city. New Yorkers love of wine has become so pronounced in recent years that it may be time for a new nickname: the Big Grape.
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