Image by Provided A snapshot of the new app in action
To better allow guests to understand, order and enjoy wine, Cypress restaurant recently debuted an iPad application for its wine list in the dining room. The restaurant's stock has received the “Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator every year since 2001, so finding the perfect wine pairing for you meal will now be even easier.
The application will feature over 400 wines including half and large bottle formats as well as by the glass. Corresponding information from vineyards and wineries is listed, accompanied by tasting notes from the respective winemakers and renowned wine writers. While browsing the list, a “favorite” button enables diners to move bottles into a basket, allowing side-by-side comparisons before a final selection is made.
“This format encourages guests to explore small production wines that they might not have considered before” says Bill Netherland, wine director at Cypress. “It consolidates information in an efficient, user-friendly method, by providing a snap-shot of the winery, vintage and terroir. These details will heighten and enhance the entire experience.”
This format will allow Cypress to showcase its considerable cellar depth including at least a dozen vintages of Colgin Cellars, Shafer “Hillside Select,” Araujo Cabernet Sauvignon as well as several vintages of Domaine de la Romanée Conti, Pingus and Leonetti.
The Cypress wine list application is also available on iTunes at no cost, allowing visitors to view the wine list from their own iPads. Additionally, hard copies of the list will remain available at the restaurant.