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# Brand Country of Origin
  4th Street South Africa
  Four Cousins South Africa
  Asconi Moldova
  Overmeer South Africa
  Namaqua South Africa
  Drostdy Hof South Africa
  Cellar Cask South Africa
  Frontera Chile
  Nederburg South Africa
  Gato Negro Chile
  Robertson Winery South Africa
  KWV Wine South Africa
  Nobile Wines Germany
  Non Alcoholic Wine South Africa
  Prosecco Italy
  Altar Wine France
  Ama la vida Scotland
  Mara South Africa
  Martini Italy
  Tilia Argentina
  Versus South Africa
  Casillero Del Diablo Chile
  Culemborg South Africa
  Upper valley South Africa
  Mamma mia Italy
  Leleshwa Kenya
  Black tower Germany
  Carlo Rossi United States
  Chamdor South Africa
  Orange River Cellars South Africa
  Mateus Portugal
  Caprice South Africa
  Tall Horse South Africa
  JP Chenet Wine France
  Fragolino Italy
  Louis Montfort France
  Cockburns Portugal
  Sandeman Portugal
  Porto Cruz Portugal
  Obikwa South Africa
  Bird & Bees Argentina
  Simonsig South Africa
  Arbor Mist United States
  Kenwood United States
  Yealand New Zealand
  Torti Italy
  Zonin Italy
  Bellingham South Africa
  Boschendal South Africa
  Hardys Australia
  Saint Anna South Africa
  Vina Lastra France
  Lambrusco Italy
  Lambrusco Italy
  Saint Celine South Africa
  Pure Heaven India
  Royalty Belgium
  Penasol South Africa
  Cinzano Italy
  Graham's Portugal
  Taylor's Portugal
  Offley Portugal
  Pierre Marcel France
  Lamothe Parrot France
  Cavatina Italy
  Bacio Della Luna Italy
  Pederiva Italy
  Bottega Italy
  Amor South Africa
  Canti Italy
  Sensi Italy
  Tommassi Italy
  Tio Pepe Spain
  Liquid Gold Italy
  Casal mendes Portugal
  Trumpeter Argentina
  Catena Argentina
  Trivento Tribu Argentina
  Cadet Doc France
  Cloud Bay New Zealand
  Jacob's Creek Australia
  Oyster Bay New Zealand
  Sileni New Zealand
  El Chivo Chile
  Mouton Cadet France
  B&G France
  Black Bird South Africa
  Terra Linda Spain
  Veuve De Vernay France
  Franschhoek South Africa
  Borgofulvia Italy
  Andre United States
  Georges Duboeuf Fleurie France
  Durbanville Hills South Africa
  Great Five South Africa
  Van Loveren South Africa
  Castello Italy
  Waterford South Africa
  Campo Viejo Spain
  Gran Verano Chile
  Terra Argenta Argentina
  Japanese Sake Japan
  Rib Shack South Africa
  Carpano Italy
  Fisu Japan
  Punt E mes Italy
  Sunkissed Wine South Africa
  Dile Italy
  Steen Wine South Africa
  Moscatel De Setubal Portugal
  The Cloud Factory New Zealand
  Madere Portugal
  Kuromatsu Japan
  Valdo Wine Italy
  Signore Giuseppe Italy
  Rendez vous France
  Rupert And Rothschild South Africa
  Baron Philippe De Rothschild France
  Sherry wines Spain

Buy Red Wine Online in Nairobi

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.

Why red wines are red

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.

Types of red wines in Kenya

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.

  • Chamdor red
  • Chamdor white
  • Lambrusco Dell’ emilia
  • Pure Heaven
  • Royalty Wine

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.

  • Prosecco sparkling wine
  • Cellar Cask
  • 4th Street
  • Four Cousins
  • Robertson Winery
  • Nederburg Riesling
  • Ama La Vida

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.

How to serve red wines

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.

Benefits of Drinking Red Wines Before Bed

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.

Health Benefits of Red Wines

  • Red wines help in weight loss.
  • Reduces the chances of contracting heart diseases by reducing chances of blood clot hence lowering the chances heart attack.
  • Lowers the risk of stroke and hypertension.
  • Reduces the amount of cholesterol by taking it to the liver for removal.
  • Reduces the chances of contracting breast and prostate cancers.
  • Dry red wines are better than white wines due to more flavonoids.
  • The best red wines with more health benefits are pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon and shiraz / SyrahDifference between red wine and white wines

Red Wines Brands in Kenya

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.

  • Cabernet Sauvignon Wines - This is the most widely grown grape in the whole world due to its hardiness to weather conditions and diseases but it originated in France. In short form, it’s called Cab Sav. These wines are a blend between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc or Merlot. They produce full bodied wines that are known to be fuller than other wines and traditionally are served with red meat. It’s deep purple to garnish colour and the blending with other varietals of wines introduces aromas of bell pepper and oak flavours. It is the most well-known wine and the most appreciated in all the corners of the world. Good examples of Cabernet Sauvignon are Nederburg Cabernet Sauvignon, Frontera Cabernet Sauvignon, Casillero Del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon, Frontera Cabernet Merlot, Boschendal Pavilion Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon, Boschendal Lanoy Cabernet Merlot, Gato Negro Cabernet Merlot and Gato Negro Cabernet Sauvignon.

  • Merlot Wines - This is another popular wine but with low tannins hence the best choice for wine starters. It got strong deep colour, sweet aromas and easy to pair with different types of foods. It’s a medium bodied wine with juicy fruit flavours that include herbs, black cherry and plums providing a really satisfying taste experience. Merlot grapes are grown in many different countries but it originated from France. Are you a wine a starter? You should definitely start with this one. Good examples of Merlot are Frontera Merlot, Namaqua Merlot and Nederburg Merlot.

  • Malbec Wines - This is also a great wine for beginners. The wines are spicy, smooth and rich coloured with flavours of plums and berries. They are commonly produced in Argentina and Chile but with an origin of France. Good examples of Malbec are Bird & Bees Sweet Malbec and Tilia Malbec.

  • Shiraz / Syrah Wines -This is a medium bodied to full bodied wine with low acidic content and strongly coloured hence highly appreciated by entry level red wine drinkers. It has the flavours of black pepper, smoked meat and berries. It is perfectly served with red meat. This wine originated from France but it grown in other countries like Italy, Australia and California. Good example of Shiraz is Nederburg Shiraz, Frontera Shiraz, KWV Shiraz, Geto Negro, Casillro Del Diablo Shiraz, Tall Horse Shiraz, Boschendal Pavilion Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon and Boschendal 1685 Shiraz.

  • Zinfandel Wines - The red Zinfandel is a sweet tasting wine with flavours of berries and peppers. There are various types of Zinfandel and with each type well suited to a particular recipe of food. The red Zinfandel combines well with grilled food and pizza due to its peppery flavour. It is a medium bodied wine with origin of California. Good example of Zinfandel is Arbomist Zinfandel.

  • Pinotage winesThis is a South African Signature red wine that was made by a bled of Pinot Noir and Cinsaut. The wine smells like banana and is the third most grown wine in South Africa after Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. The following are examples of Pinotage wines in Kenya; Namaqua Pinotage, Tall horse Pinotage, KWV Pinotage and Boschendal Sommelier Pinotage.

  • Pinot Noir It is the most romanticized wine in the whole world because it is hard to grow hence hard to find a bottle of it. This grape is more than 1000 years older than Cabernet Sauvignon. It originated in France though it currently grown all over the world with US and Germany being the top producer of this wine after France. This grape is made from Pinot Blanc and Pinot Grigio. It was also used in making the Chardonnay grape, hence where there is Pinot Noir there is Chardonnay. Pinot Noir has low tannin concentration hence it has a lighter colour. To enjoy this wine, use a bell shaped wine glass. Pinot Noir grape is used to make champagnes alongside Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. Good example of Pinot Noir are Kenwood Pinot Noir and Torti Pinot Noir.

  • Cabernet Franc It is one of the major grape that is grown around the world. This grape is made by a bled of Cabernet Sauvignon and merlot. Cabernet Franc has the aromas of green peppers, forest floor and flowers. It taste like plumms and cassis The wine combines well with meat, cheese and vegetables. A good example of this wine is Frontera Cabernet Franc.

  • Baronne – Baronne is a single word for Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz. This wine is a full bodied South African’s top selling and most popular wine. Baronne has the aromas of blackcurrant, cherries and prunes. Baronne wine combines well with red meat steak, pastas dishes, pizza and mature cheese.

Comparison Of Red Wines and White Wines.

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!

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