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The Crossings Sauvignon Blanc on a table paired with a light dish

Kenya’s Favourite White Wines 2021

We’re nearly three-quarters of the way through the year and to follow on from our post on Kenya’s Most Popular Wines 2021, we thought we’d round up the best selling white wines for you. Needless to say, sauvignon blancs are still The Wine Box customers’ favourite wines (of any colour) by a country mile! So…

A bottle of Rutini Cabernet Malbec on the ground

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…

Eco-Friendly Yealands Winery with Solar Panels and Surrounded by Vines

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,…

Château L'Hospitalet, one of Gérard Bertrand's Estates in the Languedoc

The Languedoc, France

Continuing our armchair journey through the world’s best wine-producing regions, in this article we’re exploring the Languedoc. We’ll highlight what makes Languedoc’s wines different and showcase one particular wine that we think encapsulates the region’s unique characteristics. What makes the Languedoc special as a wine growing region? Languedoc has an incredibly long history of winemaking.…

A group of ladies raising glasses and enjoying the Napa Cellars Chardonnay

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,…

Cote des Roses Rosé from Gérard Bertrand is an absolute must-try

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…

Quality wines on sale displaying different prices

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…

Being able to understand wine labels helps you make better purchasing choices

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…