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bibo wine bar has taken out the Sommeliers' Choice Award

01 Dec 2020

bibo wine bar in Double Bay, NSW, led by venue Sommelier Louella Mathews, has been awarded 3 glasses and taken out the Vintec Sommeliers' Choice Award at the 2020 Australia's Wine List of the Year Awards.

bibo wine bar, Double Bay, NSW


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bibo wine bar is a collaboration between former Guillaume at Bennelong Head Chef Jose Silva and former Guillaume Paddington Restaurant Manager Jonathan Mallet. After years together in fine dining, the pair has designed an elegant yet relaxed wine bar, offering high quality and affordable Mediterranean food with a particular focus on the Portuguese food of Silva’s upbringing.

Sponsored by Vintec; this award is a celebration of the ever-increasing knowledge, skill, experience and investment of Australia’s top Sommeliers and venue Owners.  Entrants are invited to vote for one of their peers – that is, the list that they believe to be the best in Australia – other than their own of course – so we can celebrate the knowledge, dedication, talent and investment of the sommelier/s and owner/s responsible for that list.


Judges comments:

bibo wine bar has over 400 reasons to make a detour and drop in for a glass. The list is a formidable show of exciting, rare, hard to find, classic, emerging and established producers – it has it all. There are little snippets of information scattered throughout the list that serve to ground and locate us as drinkers, to bring us to the place that the sommelier, Louella Mathews was in when she brought those wines to that list. Louella has been there since the beginning, and it shows. This is a sensitive and well thought through list that leaves no vinous stone unturned. Of course, if wine isn’t your thing, there are numerous options available by the glass, including local and boutique beer, aperitifs, non-alcoholic concoctions, cocktails, cider, bubbles and fortifieds. Bibo, Louella, fabulous work. This is an ever-evolving and exciting offering to the lucky customers in Sydney.

bibo wine bar overview:

Cuisine: Traditional Portuguese with modern French cooking techniques

Sommelier: Louella Mathews

Number of Wines: 402

Wines by the Glass: 40

Wine Price: $$-$$$

Address: 7 Bay Street, Double Bay NSW 2028

Phone: 02 9362 4680


Award sponsor:
Vintec: is Australia’s leading specialist in climate-controlled wine storage cabinets.Designed to suit the modern lifestyle and recreate the perfect storage conditions for your wine, VINTEC wine cabinets can be built into your kitchen or add a stylish feature to a living room. VINTEC is recommended by the most respected wine critics.


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