Friday, March 04, 2005
This Wine List is for Wine Lovers
Anyone in and around Vancouver knows the success that CRU is enjoying. It's a restaurant that provides superlative service up front and dynamite creations from the kitchen. To top it all off, Mark Taylor's human-friendly wine list breaks a few rules to produce a really cool tool for the customer. Old school wine lists are just, well, lists(!). It's as if the restaurant was saying: "Well, here are the wines. I've put them in little categories according to country and grape. Hope that helps. Have fun." CRU's list functions. Wines are colour coded and accompanied by section descriptions like 'crisp'. Who gives a rat's bum about what side of a hill in Burgundy the wine comes from? Is it mellow or crisp? Wine drinkers need a clue about what the wine tastes like, not the grape's parentage or the size of the farm. CRU has a website so check it out. You other restaurants - go ahead and copy the format after you talk to Mark. I'm sure he'll be flattered.