A wine list is a menu of wine selections for purchase, typically in a restaurant setting. A restaurant may include a list of available wines on its main menu, but usually provides a separate menu just for wines.
A restaurant’s sommelier is usually in charge of assembling the wine list, educating the staff about wine, and assisting customers with their wine selections.
When well-maintained and intuitively organised, the wine list serves as an appropriate conversation starter between staff and customer, ideally resulting in food and wine pairings that bring out the very best in both the food and the wine.
Looking for places in town to enjoy some good wine? Worry not, because here are some top places in Nairobi where wine not only goes by the glass, but also flows by the bottle.
WWW Shop & Bar ltd is the latest and ultimate in wine bar concept in Nairobi. Under one roof in the extension of The Junction Mall, one will be able to purchase from the shop a bottle of fine wine to take home or simply decide to have a glass of wine chosen from a selection of over 40 wines by the glass including Billecart Salmon, Taittinger and Veuve Cliquot champagne. The selection of wines and spirits is from all around the world and also includes over 30 Malt whiskies.
The Wine Shop is located right underneath Brew Bistro and Lounge. They have an extensive wine list featuring a fantastic selection of new and old world wines from all around the globe. You can experiment with something new for your palate, either with a flight or wine or by the glass.A trained waiter and even better, an in-house wine sommelier, will take you through the wine list, explaining the different tastes and palates of the wine regions and also give recommendations based on your wine liking.
On the first floor, overlooking the pool is the Mandhari Restaurant, which offers an exclusive fine-dining experience. Considered by many to be Nairobi’s finest restaurant, Mandhari is renowned for the excellence of its seasonally inspired menu and extensive wine cellars. They have different kinds of wines to suit all kinds of palates, from the amateurs to the wine connoisseurs.
Sankara Nairobi’s stylish delicatessen and bar offers an intimate space to unwind, anytime of the day or evening. A visual experience, The Gallery hosts two spectacular wine walls and gourmet patisserie displays. Featuring the finest in food and wine with an extensive wine menu and light delicatessen cuisine, it is sure to capture the delight of every gourmand and connoisseur alike. Reaffirming their commitment to wine distinction, The Gallery was awarded the illustrious Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2011.
A striking collection of wines kicks off La Dolce Vita’s impressive and extensive beverage selection with more than 100 authentic Italian wines to sample. Start off with a traditional Insalata Di Mare or Mozzarella Vesuvianna and move to freshly prepared Tagliatelle Dolce Vita with smoked sailfish & vodka. Save room for desserts as they should definitely be on your don’t miss list.