LUX - Food & Drink Awards 2017 49 Wine Bar of the Year 2017 & LUX Excellence Award for Cheese Tasting Sessions - Athens Settled in a quiet street, as a “hidden gem” many of the people who hold a map or cell phone look through the narrow streets to find Cinque. With such a small space, careful in every detail, the bar has managed over the past year to enter the hearts of its visitors, offering the very highest standards of hospitality and service. The decoration of Cinque is based on elements purely associated with wine such as old barrels where the manufacturing process was made, wine corks to decorate the seats or the door, paintings of the aromatic circles of wine. The atmosphere plays a key role, since it is the canvas on which all the experiences gained by the visitors are captured inside Cinque. The walls are painted with the color of the xinomavro grape variety and pictures depicting the vineyards from all over the Greek terroir. A display in a prominent position in the background, reproduces the wine list and information on wineries and their labels, while smaller portable screens are available to visitors in over fifty languages so everyone can browse the list and the menu. The small kitchen and the showcase refrigerator with Greek PDO products are in the center so that the customer can see step by step the preparation and creation of all the dishes. Cinque is Wine Bar of the Year 2017 & LUX Excellence Award for Cheese Tasting Sessions - Athens The Cinque Wine & Deli Bar is located in the picturesque neighbourhood of Psyri and is a tasteful entertainment venue for wine lovers to the historic centre of Athens. We profile the establishment to find out more about how it has come to win these prestigious awards. Company: Cinque Wine & Deli Bar Contact: Mrs Evagelia Tseliou Contact Email: [email protected] Address: Agatharchou 15, 10554, Psiri Athens, Greece Phone: 0030 2155017853 Web Address: www.cinque.gr FO170065 a warm and welcoming Greek homemade bar that offers hospitality to anyone who has the chance to visit it. Utilising the same philosophy and approach that has helped it to achieve its current success, moving forward Cinque is expanding and will be shortly opening a retailer wine and deli shop in the Monastiraki neighbour to develop, once again, a new trend to the wine business. The team’s love and passion for the Greek wine and the new era has guided the firm through the economic crisis, to initiate and train people into the magical world of wine, get to know the winemaking procedure and taste exceptional Branded Greek Wines. The New Greek wines carry a long history and a heritage which comprises unique viticulture practices and a treasure of local grape varieties.