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Interesting Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Wine

Wine is so familiar, so much a part of human history that perhaps we take our knowledge of it for granted. After all, it helped shape our societies and cultures; it functioned as a year-round source of sustenance, medicine and valuable commodity through the years, not to mention social lubricant. So we thought we’d see…

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Green Wines: Our Pick of the Best Eco-Friendly Wines and Wineries

As you know, The Wine Box aims to bring you the best selection of wines from around the world. What you may not know is that we also try to seek out the most delicious wines produced in an environmentally responsible way. What do we mean by “environmentally responsible”? It seems like a simple question,…

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The Wine Box answers: what is the best wine for ladies?

Here at The Wine Box, we are often asked what is the best wine for ladies? Now, before you jump to conclusions, it’s not always a hopeful young man asking the question! Although wishing to impress a dinner date with the perfect wine choice does come up. Sometimes people just want to buy a lovely…

Trumpeter Malbec is among the most popular wines in Kenya in 2021

Most popular wines in Kenya 2021

It’s halfway through 2021 and we can reveal the most popular wines in Kenya this year so far, as purchased by The Wine Box customers. And we’re seeing clear trends in wine buying this year; our customers are favouring white wine, with five ranking in our 10 top selling wines so far this year. Specifically,…

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7 Rosé Wines You Simply Must Try

Rosé wines have been gaining in popularity around the world over the last several years and with good reason. The best rosés are beautifully balanced between red and white wine characteristics; lighter than reds, but with more tannins than whites, making rosés some of the most accessible and enjoyable wines around. It’s best to serve…

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The Ultimate Wine Gifting Guide for 2020

Buying a decent Christmas gift doesn’t have to be an expensive or complicated affair. It is as easy as buying a great bottle of wine. This year, why not make a great impression with a one-of-a-kind bottle as the perfect Christmas gift? And to help you make this great impression, we’ve created some simple guidelines…

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Your Guide to the Best Wines for Christmas

During this festive season, make your Christmas Dinner an unforgettable experience with the best food and wine pairing ideas. Christmas dinners often include a range of different meats and vegetables, which can make it tricky to know exactly which wines will work with the meal. With this guide, you will create the best food and fine wine pairing experience…

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Is Your Fine Wine Vegan or Vegetarian?

Considering wine is actually just crushed grapes, you would assume that wine is a vegan product, right? Well, not necessarily. Although wine doesn’t have actual animal products added into the wine, there are several animal products used to clarify even fine wines. For those who are strictly vegetarian or vegan, it is imperative to seek…

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How to Choose Fine Wine: 10 Steps to a Quality Wine

For many people, choosing a fine wine can be somewhat of a daunting task. It can be overwhelming to consider all the recommended criteria, as well as how time consuming it can seem to wade through the wide variety of options to choose from. Here at The Wine Box, though, we don’t think it has…

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Water into… Amarone?

During this Easter period, I thought a fun thing to do would be to look at what kind of wine Jesus would have drunk. He DID turn water into fine wine, so it’s only fitting. According to writers like Pliny and Virgil, we have a clue as to what wines were made in the Roman…