Smart Advice

Game keeper

When Babbo chef Mario Batali wants to test his knowledge of grape varietals, food pairing, and glass swirling, he plays the card game Wine Smarts. "I don't do too bad for a cook," says Batali, who was sent the $25 game by co-creator Jennifer Elias. "I can hold my own against the cork dorks." At Mxyplyzyk, 125 Greenwich Avenue, New York; 212-989-4300;