Was the ‘Observer’ Drunk When It Came Up With Its List of Top Ten Wine Bars?

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The Observer offers up a rather baffling list of the citys top ten wine bars. Xicala, which has an admittedly short wine list and an approximation of Spanish food thats only slightly more palatable than that other place we often confuse the name with (Xunta), makes the list while places like our own Best of New York pick, Gottino, get short shrift. Our advice: Pursue this list if youve just moved into your East Village starter and want some decent, mostly laid-back options (and see also our own top five list of casual wine bars). But the top ten spots in the city? Yall must be drunk.

Top Ten Wine Bars [NYO]