|#||Brand||Country of Origin|
|1||4th Street||South Africa|
|2||Four Cousins||South Africa|
|6||Drostdy Hof||South Africa|
|7||Cellar Cask||South Africa|
|11||Robertson Winery||South Africa|
|12||KWV Wine||South Africa|
|14||Non Alcoholic Wine||South Africa|
|17||Ama la vida||Scotland|
|22||Casillero Del Diablo||Chile|
|24||Upper valley||South Africa|
|28||Carlo Rossi||United States|
|30||Orange River Cellars||South Africa|
|33||Tall Horse||South Africa|
|34||JP Chenet Wine||France|
|41||Bird & Bees||Argentina|
|43||Arbor Mist||United States|
|51||Saint Anna||South Africa|
|55||Saint Celine||South Africa|
|66||Bacio Della Luna||Italy|
|80||Cloud Bay||New Zealand|
|82||Oyster Bay||New Zealand|
|87||Black Bird||South Africa|
Are you a red wine enthusiast? Do you like it reddish, blackish, purplish or generally, the dark side of wines ranging from sweet, sparkling, semi-dry to dry? Wine is the most complex category of alcohol. To make it worse, red wines are more diverse to be understood comprehensively. This article will try to explain all that you need to get started with red wines and will change how you shop your wine, the way you serve it and the way you taste your wine. Red wines are checked from several dimensions that include their medicinal value, how to enjoy them, how different they are from white wines, varieties of red wines and also different types of red wines. This article will explore everything you need to know about wine including wine delivery in Nairobi, wine prices in kenya and more.
Red wines are normally red because they are made from red grapes. The diverse colour of the red grapes ranging from purple, deep red, deep blue, pink, blackish, orange, light red or maroon influence the diverse colour of the red wines. So, next time you order wine, take note of the colour of the bottle. The colour of the wine is basically influenced by the skin of the grapes bringing a shade of red to the wine. Just like the other wines, red wines can also be categorized as sweet red wines, dry red wine or sparkling red wine. Red wines turn from sweet to dry depending on the concentration of tannins. The higher the tannins the drier the wine. Tannins increases with the amount of time the skin of grapes is kept with the juice before being extracted.
Wines are graded from non-alcoholic wines, light bodies, medium bodies and full bodies Wine body is about how a wine feels in the mouth when you drink it. Alcohol contributes to the wine body by giving the wine its viscosity which influences the light or heavy feeling of the wine in the mouth when sipped.
Non- alcoholic wines – these are wines that have zero alcohol percentage. Just like the other red wines, these wines are made from red grapes but they are not fermented to prevent them from being alcoholic. These wines are aimed as celebration drinks for those people who don’t take alcohol like in wedding ceremonies. They also fit in the category of sparkling wines because they are carbonated to make them pop during celebrations. The following are non-alcoholic red wines.
Light bodies wines – these are wines with alcohol percentage below 12.5 %. Most of these wines are good for refreshment and combining with light meals. The following are some light bodied wines in Kenya.
Medium bodies – these are the wines with alcohol percentage between 12.5% and 13.5%. Grapes like Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc produces medium bodied wines. Also, Rose wines fall under this category of wines. The following are sample of medium bodied wines in Kenya.
Full bodies – these are the wines with alcohol percentage above 13.5%. These are the best to pair with food. Wine produced by grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Malbec and Shiraz fall under this category. The following are samples of full bodied wines in Kenya.
Red wines should be served in oval or egg-shaped glass that narrows as it reaches at the top compared to the slim tall glasses used with champagnes. Red wines should always be served at room temperature; when too cold, it will taste bitter and when hot, the alcohol content will be over emphasized. The good thing with the red wines is their compatibility with most food unlike white wines that are generally served with only the light meals. When shopping for red wines, ask for the old ones because they normally taste better. Red wines get better with age as maturity continues due to high concentration of tannins.
In comparison to the white wines that are meant for refreshment, red wines have a lot of medicinal values that are mostly related to the heart. It is advisable for men to take at least two glasses of red wines daily while the ladies should take at least a glass daily. To realize this benefits, you should take red wine at night before you sleep. Should you adhere to these instructions, the following are the health benefits that you will reap from taking red wines.
The following are the major categories of red wines varietals available in Nairobi Drinks shelves. We have taken our time to import all these wines from all corners of the world so that you may have an experience of its kind.
Red wines are different from white wines in various aspects rather than the obvious one of the colour. They exhibit different tastes and flavours and also their method of preparation defers a lot. To start with, red wines have richer and deep flavours in comparison to the lighter and fruitier white wines. It is because of their lighter feel, that the white wines pairs well with light food while the red wines pairs with almost every food. In preparation of the wines, red wines are normally fermented with their skins unlike the white wines that must have their skins peeled off before fermenting. The skin of the grapes has the highest concentration of tannins hence making the wine better with age unlike the white wines that losses taste with age due to low concentration of tannins. The skin also taints the red wine with its colour hence giving variations in the colours of the red wines unlike the variations in colour of the white wines that are brought about by the flavours added to make it more fruitier and refreshing. At some point in the fermentation process, the skins of the grapes are removed to prevent tannins from increasing to a higher percentage which might lead increased bitterness of the wine. To enjoy the red wines more, ensure they are at room temperature unlike the white wines that are enjoyed on the rocks. Ensure that you have the right glass depending on the wine that you are drinking. Different wines are drunk with different glasses. For example, red wine glasses are tulip shaped while the champagne glasses are slim and tall.
Nairobi Drinks is the leading online liquor store in Kenya in terms of variety of wines in our shelves, fast dispatch of orders, free drinks delivery to your doorstep and discounted prices in all our services including whisky delivery Nairobi. This is to add to ‘no minimum order’ clause that helps our clients to order any bottle they desire to drink. We have extended our working hours to midnight with an aim to make it 24 hour alcohol delivery Nairobi in order to serve you better. So, let’s raise our glasses to our good wine today!