Billed as a tool for easier and more enjoyable wine ordering, the wine list of Moderno, a new Italian restaurant in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, Ill., presents each of its 130 wines with a succinct stat line that rates it for six flavor characteristics and five levels of intensity. The characteristics are strength of wine; fruit, aroma and flavor; acid level; alcohol; wood; and sugar level. The intensity levels are low, medium-minus, medium, medium-plus and high. RELATED • ...

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