Chef Alex Raij doesn't believe in the American idea of entrées. Her small-plates approach at her New York City tapas bars El Quinto Pino and Txikito encourages wine sampling.

October 01, 2010

Great Wines

Txakoli

Alex Raij likes the Basque region's limey 2008 Uriondo. Or try the 2009 Arregi.

Tempranillo

The dark-fruit-inflected 2004 Dehesa La Granja from Castilla y León is one of Raij's favorites.

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