Out of Sicily is a small specialty wine store located in Muthaiga Shopping Centre. As you may have guessed, Out of Sicily specialises in Italian wines and has been open since March 2012. The EatOut team visited Nebiat, the owner of the store and her husband for an exclusive wine tasting.
We started the evening with a choice of brut or rosé Lunetta prosecco. Each wine was paired with a dish from the neighbouring restaurant La Dolce Vita. This light and crisp bubbly was paired with arancini (stuffed rice balls bread crumbed and deep fried). The Segreta Bianco was up next, this white wine blend was referred to as ‘a crowd pleaser’ by Nebiat who says almost everyone, amateur or professional wine drinker, enjoys this well-rounded white wine.
Lastly, we tried a Mandrarossa Sicilia Doc and a Planeta Santa Cecilia Doc Noto, two reds that our team were equally split on which we liked best. Nebiat is extremely well versed on grape varietals and terroirs despite having no formal training and is always happy to share her knowledge with visitors. Although overwhelming in knowledge, Nebiat is patient and willing to explain the wines in a way that makes sense and feels welcoming to new wine drinkers.
Out of Sicily has a guest book that exemplifies the kind of service that they offer. Nebiat is almost always on the ground meeting clients and her guest book has rave reviews of the wine and service received at Out of Sicily. Her prices are extremely competitive for the quality of wine she provides ranging from Ksh 1,100 to Ksh 23,000 for rare award-winning wines. Nebiat is happy to help create the perfect dinner party by pairing her wines with your menu. She also stocks speciality Italian foods that you can purchase to go along with your wine of choice.
If you’re looking for a unique wine experience and to try some of the best Italian wine available in Nairobi, stop by to see Nebiat and her team at Out of Sicily. You won’t regret it.