Wine / Cocktails in the West 90s
I haven't been to Vero. That said, I'd recommend Buceo (on 95th between Amsterdam and Broadway). It is smaller than Pudding Stones (recommended by dr.katz). They have a good selection of wines by the quartino (or bottle) in a variety of price ranges. I actually think their wine pricing is the best part about them. The food is good, though in my opinion expensive. (You can search for my full fledged review from a while ago.)
Between 98th and 99th on Broadway is Vinacciolo which, imo, is just okay. The wines aren't as well priced; the place is tiny (though the decor is nice). The food was just okay - most everything we asked for was "oh we're out of that" (you're out of camembert for the cheese plate? wtf!).