The 5 Wine Bar in Toulouse is once again recognized as the best bar in the world. But how does he do it? Philippe Maynadier, the manager tells us everything.
After having already totaled twelve awards since its opening in 2016, the 5 Wine Bar won on June 26, 2022, the “Best of Award of Excellence 2022” by the overseas oenology magazine Wine Spectator. Becoming once again, the best bar in the world. A new success for this establishment with 1200 references, installed in a vaulted cellar for eight years, 5 rue de la Bourse in Toulouse. “We are very happy, admits Philippe Meynadier, manager of this atypical place. Especially since our restaurant bar was in the running among 3200 restaurants! “.
“All budgets are represented”
In view of such a list of achievements, a question arises: how do you achieve such success? “You need a large number of wine references from around the world. The possibility of tasting on site by the glass or with one of the three sommeliers, essential training at the 5 Wine Bar”. This place keeps a cool head: “We continue to work by offering our customers new products”. For this, Nathan, the head sommelier wanders everywhere. New vintages are also discovered during trade fairs, even in restaurants. How is the choice made? “We are very demanding. Out of ten wines presented, we refused seven. We made a selection from a wide range of prices, from €3.50 a bottle to €5,000 for a Romanée-Conti. All budgets are respected. And then you can have a good wine at a very low price”.