The Observer offers up a rather baffling list of the city’s top ten wine bars. Xicala, which has an admittedly short wine list and an approximation of Spanish food that’s 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 you’ve 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? Y’all must be drunk.
Top Ten Wine Bars [NYO]