In a ziploc bag, combine the vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, bayleaf, pepper and water. Add the chicken wings. Refrigerate and marinate for at least 1 hour up to overnight.
Pre-heat the oven to 400F.
Line a baking sheet with foil (for easier clean up). Place a rack, such as a cooling rack, on top of the baking sheet. Spray the rack with cooking spray or brush with vegetable oil.
Remove chicken from the marinade and discard the marinade. Place the chicken on the cooling rack. Bake wings for 40-45 minutes, turning the chicken halfway through.