A note from Wine Director, Chris Cannon —
Our mission for M/BAR's wine list was simple: be inclusive of all guests no matter their level of wine knowledge, from novice to expert, by simplifying the intricate world of wine while maintaining a level of sophistication. Our hope was that the craft beer drinker bringing a date to M/BAR would be comfortable ordering from our list, and equally, the couple returning from the Rhone Valley would have options that are neither prosaic nor humdrum.
Working without the constraints of a regional, stylistic or cuisine-driven focus, the list developed organically with equal emphasis given to ‘everyday’ varietals like Chardonnay or Pinot Noir, as well as lesser known wines like Grüner Veltliner from Austria or a Syrah-based blend from Gigondas.
Perhaps most importantly, we wanted to convey a wine culture that is fun and approachable by stripping away some of the wine world’s superficial veneer. After all, most often the most enjoyable part of wine is company keep and the conversation and laughter shared into the night.