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Price and quality of wine

What factors affect the price and quality of wine?

Have you ever wondered what makes one bottle of wine more expensive than another, very similar bottle of wine? Would you like to be able to make a more informed decision next time you buy a bottle of wine? Here we’ll examine what factors affect the price and quality of wine, and hopefully demystify wine …

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how to read wine labels

How To Read Wine Labels

Choosing a bottle of wine can sometimes be initimidating, especially if you are not sure what information to look for on the labels. In this article we explain how to read wine labels to find the information you need, so that when you next visit a wine shop or your favourite eCommerce store you can …

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Grape varieties sauvignon blanc

WINE GUIDE: Grape varieties: SAUVIGNON BLANC

Sauvignon Blanc is an immensely popular white wine around the world. It originates from western France where it has certainly been grown for hundreds of years. Tasting notes Sauvignon Blanc wines have a light golden colour and are generally dry style, usually described as “grassy” and “refreshing”. One of the main differences between Old and …

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grape varieties malbec

WINE GUIDE: Grape varieties: MALBEC

Malbec is one of the most popular red wines in Kenya, and indeed throughout the world. It is a dark grape variety originating from France, although nowadays its distribution there is much diminished. In recent decades it found a home in the New World, particularly in Argentina. Tasting notes Malbec is very dark and inky …

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Marlborough, New Zealand: Sauvignon Blanc

Marlborough, New Zealand: Sauvignon Blanc

As you know, The Wine Box brings fine wines to Kenya from some of the world’s best wine-producing regions. So, because you can’t go travelling right now due to the pandemic restrictions, we thought we’d give you an armchair trip through some of the places we know best. In this series of articles we’ll highlight …

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Wine gifting guide

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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Gonzalo Perez Abarzua, Wine Maker at Cremaschi Furlotti

Meet the Wine Maker: Gonzalo Perez Abarzua

Gonzalo Perez Abarzua Head of Winemaking, Cremaschi Furlotti The winemaker Gonzalo Perez Abarzua has more than 20 years of experience. Gonzalo joined Cremaschi Furlotti in 2015 and since then, he has worked on developing the Cremaschi Furlotti terroir, thanks to his extraordinary oenology sensitivity, oriented to achieve the maximum expression of the grapevines of the Maule Valley. This …

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napa xmas

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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Natalie Christensen, Wine Maker at Yealands Wines

Meet the Winemaker: Natalie Christensen

Natalie Christensen Yealands Wines Yealands Wines Chief Winemaker Natalie Christensen, Master of Science (first-class honors), along with a Graduate Diploma in Oenology from the Eastern Institute of Technology in Hawke’s Bay, where she graduated top in her year. Bachelor of Music from Canterbury University. Classically trained double bass player. Named by The Drinks Business as …

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