Monopole is a wine bar located in the heart of the Makati Central Business District. It's about a 10 minute walk from the Shangrila and the Peninsula hotels. (It could take just as long by car.)
Originally, it was conceived to be a place for its owners to enjoy wines privately and to store part of their collection, which explains it's rather cozy size. Not only are guests welcome, but they have access to some of the owners' personal stash.
The wine list contains about 300 labels. There are lots of fun and approachable wines to choose from. For the more discerning, rare and age worthy Burgundies and Bordeaux are also available. The selection focuses on Champagne, Burgundy, Italy and California. High alcohol and oaky wines are eschewed.
Monopole offers a good selection of wines by the glass emphasizing the different varietals. Wine flights are also a key feature of the bar comparing like varietals across different regions.
The staff are WSET accredited and would be able to provide guidance to find a new discovery or a wine that was enjoyed before.
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