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Wine brands in Kenya – Types of wine in Kenya

Wine brands in Kenya – Types of wine in Kenya


There are so many wine brands and varieties available in the market, something that makes it very difficult to know about them all. Purchasing the finest wine is something that most people would love to have an opportunity to do whenever they need to enjoy a glass of wine. However, without wine knowledge, it is an uphill task to distinguish the different wine types. The overcrowded wine industry is full of the best and fine wine brands, the premium wine brands, the expensive and affordable wines. You can't just go to a wine shop and ask for any wine. As a leading beer, wine and spirits shop in Nairobi, we endeavor to enlighten you on various wine brands and types to make your buying process easy. You can get into an embarrassing situation when you order a certain type of wine on the wine delivery Kenya only to realize the wine you ordered thinking it is sweet and fruity turns out to be dry and pungent.

To identify various wine varieties available out there in wine shops in Nairobi, three senses are very essential: sight, smell, and taste. Sight is the easiest as it is easy to identify different wine brands by their visual characteristics (dark, red, clear, or light). It is easy to tell a dark wine from light, dark red wine, or white wine.

Most people sort different wine varieties according to their preferred flavor and textures. Wine flavor and texture are greatly determined by the winemaking grapes and the climatic changes of the region in which they are grown. Favorable weather is essential in growing the best wine grape used to make a particular wine type that will contain high-quality flavor.

Famous Varieties of Wine – wine delivery services in Nairobi

Understanding the wine name is important as the wine itself. To make your wine buying decision easy, you need to know different types of wines. Wine names are usually classified by the type of grapes used in making it, or the region they are grown. Without wine knowledge, it is hard to know what a bottle of wine actually contains by only reading the brand name. Your preference for wine comes first, and then the brand. By knowing more about wine names, you will be in a position to make an informed decision when you buy online wine delivery in Kenya.

In general, wines are made from grapes, but different wine varieties can be blended to give out unique tastes. Such differences have led to the different wines’ names of the same type. With numerous grape varieties used to make various wine brands worldwide, it can be hard to decide which are the best types of wines when you visit a wine shop. This article will look into some of the popular wine varieties we encounter in liquor shops, to give us a better understanding of various types of wines. We will look to some of the best wine brands in the market today and easily buy wine online at the reliable liquor stores in Nairobi. The popular wine brands are;

  • Red wine
  • White wines
  • Rose wines
  • Sparkling wines
  • Vermouth wines
  • Port wines
  • Fortified Wine / desert wines
  • Non-alcoholic wines           

Red wine varieties

Red wine varieties are one of the most adored types of wine. There is a wide variety of this wine available in the liquor stores near you. Red wine type is made from a variety of grapes, giving the broad red wine brands unique flavors and texture. The red wine grape diversity gives red wine colors and shades. The type of grape used in making a specific red wine brand and how long the grape skin was left in the juice before being extracted influences the red wine color intensity. Some of the most popular red wine colors include; dark red, violet, ruby red, brick red, and opaque purple. The red wines are usually classified as sweet or dry and depending on the wine color intensity, it is categorized as light-bodied, medium-bodied, and full-bodied. Some of the most famous red wine brands in Kenya include;

Merlot

Cabernet Sauvignon

Pinot Noir

Shiraz

Red Zinfandel

Pinotage

Malbec

Sangiovese

Merlot- Merlot is one of the most popular red wine brands in Kenya and the world. In America, it is the second-favorite red wine after cabernet sauvignon. Merlot is a dark blue-colored wine grape variety that is used to make merlot varietal wines and as a blending grape. Typically, merlot is the sweetest and most light-bodied of the red wines that can please most wine drinkers. It is low in acidity and has a sweet, soft, fruity taste profile. It is ready to drink variety that can complement virtually with almost any type of food. The dry smoothness of the wine makes it a popular choice, especially in restaurants. You can grab your favorite merlot wine brand to complement your meal by dialing wine delivery on the best online wine shop; drinks vine, or drinks zone, and we will deliver in a couple of minutes. Merlot is often mixed with cabernet to soften its acidity. The grapes used to make high-quality Merlot wine grow in various regions and respond well to cooler climates making it very versatile. Popular merlot wine brands include; KWV merlotNederburg merlotFrontera merlot, and Tall horse merlot.

Cabernet SauvignonCabernet Sauvignon is a popular red wine grape in the world. It is a cross-breed between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc from France. Cabernet Sauvignon is an intensive flavored, full-bodied red wine with a rich texture, and it is the deepest and darkest of all red wines. This wine ages very well to improve its taste, often aged for 15 to 30 months in oak barrels. Such aging gives this wine a toasted vanilla and cedar taste. It also features plum, black cherry, and spice elements. It is considered by some to be one of the best red wine varieties in the world and the best red drinkers’ wine of choice. Some of the most popular Cabernet Sauvignon blends hail from France, California, Australia, and Chile. This wine is available on the leading online liquor stores in Kenya. Place an online order for your preferred Cabernet Sauvignon wine brand on the top wine shops in Kenya for fast and free wine delivery in Nairobi. Well known Cabernet Sauvignon wine brands include; KWV cabernet sauvignonTilia cabernet sauvignon and Nederburg cabernet sauvignon.

Syrah / Shiraz - Shiraz is a widely grown dark-skinned grape variety, used as a single varietal or as a blended wine. This type of wine is pronounced with the two words; Syrah in European and Shiraz in Californian or Australians. The Syrah wines' style and flavor profile are greatly influenced by the region and climate of where grapes are grown. However, some Syrah wine characteristics remain the same regardless of the regional climate differences. In moderate climate regions such as the northern Rhone Valley in France, particularly Hermitage and Cote-Rotie region, Syrah wine produced tends to be medium to full-bodied. These wines have high levels of tannins with blackberry notes, mint, and distinct black pepper taste. This wine is generally reserved for those who like wine with a stronger texture and taste. Syrah wines produced in hot climatic regions mostly in Australia, tend to be consistently full-bodied. These wines have softer tannin, fruity aroma, chocolate hints, with licorice and anise spice notes. The Syrah acidity and tannin levels allow Syrah wines produced in different regions to have favorable aging potential. Shiraz wine is best served with spicy foods and beef. You can easily buy online this wine on the drink delivery Nairobi site at the best wine prices. Whatever the name, Syrah or Shiraz, this wine has something for everyone regardless of the region they come from. Nederburg Shiraz and Frontera Shiraz are some of the best wine brands in Kenya.

Pinot Noir- Pinot Noir is a light to medium-bodied wine and is rarely blended with other grape varieties. Pinot noir grapes are mostly grown in the cooler climates, and though it is grown around the world, it is mostly associated with the Burgundy region of France. Apart from making red wine, Pinot noir is used in making Champagne and other types of sparkling wines. Pinot Noir wine brands are a great choice for all type of wine drinkers since it doesn’t punch in the face like some red wines. Pinot Noir wine brands are silky on the tongue, fruity, and light in tannins, making them easy to drink wine. You can also taste elements of raisin, black cherry, raspberry, and strawberry. It has an underlying earthiness that makes it a little more compelling and a great complement to various varieties of food. Pair it with barbecue, salmon, sushi, and creamy sauces, and it won’t disappoint. Buy Pinot Noir wines in Kenya online on the leaning wines store and enjoy free home wine delivery within Nairobi. Good examples of Pinot Noir wines are; Astoria Pinot noir and Three Thieves Pinot Noir.

Red Zinfandel- Zinfandel is a black-skinned wine grape variety and is a popularly grown red wine grape in California. In Italy, Zinfandel is called 'Primitivo' to describe its tendency to ripen earlier than others grapes. Zinfandel usually produces bold and robust red wine brands. In America, much of Zinfandel grape is used in making the sweet zinfandel white wine mostly semi-sweet rosé (blush-style). The taste and flavors of Zinfandel wines are influenced by the ripeness of the grapes used and the climatic condition of the areas it is grown. In cool areas, red berry fruit flavors are dominant, while in warm areas, blackberry, pepper, and anise notes are dominating. Zinfandel grapes have high sugar content, and when fermented, they can produce an alcohol level exceeding fifteen percent. This wine is very versatile since the grapes used to make it are highly adaptable to the producer's manipulation. The red wine version of Zinfandel is one of the strongest and heaviest wines in the market. This wine is often recommended for those who have been drinking red wines for a while. Generally, Zinfandel wines are characterized by berry, cherry, pepper, plum, and licorice flavors with candied fruitiness spices. You can easily buy Red Zinfandel wine in Kenya on online drinks delivery in Nairobi and have a taste of the unique Zinfandel spices.

PinotagePinotage is South Africa's signature of red wine grape variety. This wine grape was delivered from a crossbreed of Pinot Noir (Pino) and Cinsaut, which was known as "Hermitage" in South Africa (tage) hence the name Pinotage. Pinotage varietal wines are usually deep red, dry, full-bodied, low in acid, and high in tannins. It exhibits flavors and aroma of fruits, strawberry, cherry, black plum, and bananas, along with tropical fruits notes and smoky spices. You can enjoy the Pinotage wine brand on their own or pair it with flavorful beef dishes. Buy Pinotage wines and other best South African wines online on the top liquor stores in Kenya at discounted wine prices. KWV Pinotage, Nederburg pinotage, Namaqua pinotage, and Valley wine pinotage are some of the most famous Pinotage wine brands in Kenya.

Malbec - Malbec is a thin-skinned purple grape variety, mostly grown in Argentina, though its origin is French. Malbec wine is full-bodied red wine, famous for its, inky dark color, spicy, robust tannins, and savory flavors of plum, blackberry, and black cherry with a smoky finish. Malbec grape is one of the six grapes accepted in the blend of creating red Bordeaux wine. As a full-bodied red wine, Malbec pairs well with flavored and spicier foods and leaner red meat. Though Malbec wine brands are not popular as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot wines, it is another crowd-pleaser and a great wine brand at its' price. It is a perfect option for people who love strong flavored and intense wine with a firm structure. Buy Malbec wine online on the top online liquor stores in Nairobi enjoy fast wine delivery services. Some best-selling Malbec wine brands include; Tilia MalbecBird & bees red sweet malbec, and Alamos malbec.

Sangiovese - Sangiovese is Italian vino and Italy’s most planted red wine grape variety. Outside Italy, it is the main variety used in the blending of Chianti, as well as Rosso di Montalcino and Brunello di Montalcino. Somehow Sangiovese grape is like a chameleon since it easily alters its genetics to fit the region it is grown, making Sangiovese wines vary significantly in taste. It takes on the characteristics of the region it is produced in and those imparted by the winemaker. Sangiovese wine is not aromatic like other red wine varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Pinot noir. Regardless of where it is grown, Sangiovese wine exhibits the flavor profile of fresh fruits of strawberry, cherry, and red plum along with some herbs spices with subtle notes of tomato. On the palate, it has a medium-plus tannic structure and has high acidity. This wine is perfect with food especially, tomato-based dishes like pizza and pasta. Sangiovese wine brands have something for everyone. Buy Sangiovese red wine online at the best wine rates in Kenya, both wholesale and retail prices. 


White Wines varieties and brands

White wines are prestigious and rate high among the common types of wines because they offer users, usage flexibility. Any white wine is basically made of either white or black wine grape. One could opt for dry white wines or the sweet and golden. Many wine shops have this wine but online drinks delivery services Kenya offers you a wide white wine varieties selection and affordable wine prices. The great white wines have noticeable differences and a similarity and they can all be used with lots of foods. These wines include;

Chardonnay

Sauvignon Blanc

Riesling

Gewurztraminer

Chenin Blanc

Pinot Blanc

Muscat

Pinot Gris or Pinot Grigio

Semillon

Viognier

White Zinfandel

Chardonnay - Chardonnay is a popular white grape variety and is usually regarded as the king of white wine types. Chardonnay originated from France, Burgundy region. Today it is grown in almost all the regions where white wine grapes are grown. Chardonnay online wine delivery on our store includes; KWV Chardonnay and Frontera chardonnay. Dial wine delivery Kenya to order this excellent best white wine and enjoy our fast wine delivery services in Nairobi and its environs.

Sauvignon Blanc - Sauvignon Blanc originated from France, the Bordeaux region. These grapes are today widely grown in other wine-growing regions including California, Canada, Chile, Australia, and New Zealand. Sauvignon Blanc is a green-skinned grape and is best known as the most aromatic wine with fragrances of grass, which is crisp, elegant, dry and refreshing white wines. Depending on the climate there are grown, Sauvignon Blanc gives flavours range of grassy to sweetly tropical and aromas of floral and fruit. Sauvignon Blanc wine has a bitter aftertaste and the taste can have hints of melon, gooseberry, and black currant. Sauvignon Blanc wine is usually consumed young as ageing has very little effect on it. Sauvignon Blanc can be blended with Semillon varietal to produce some of the classy expensive wine brands in Kenya. Example of Sauvignon Blanc white wines include; Frontera Sauvignon Blanc and Lucky Rock Sauvignon BlancDial a drink Kenya to order this world-class best white wine in Kenya on the leading Nairobi online store at the best wine price in Kenya.

Riesling - Riesling is among the top white grape varieties worldwide, which originated from Germany, Rhine region. Riesling is highly terroir-expressive, that is, its characteristic depends greatly on where it is grown. It is known to be an aromatic wine that displays a flowery, apple-like aroma. It is a low- alcohol, fruity, and highly balanced acidity wine with floral or tropical fruit notes of apricot, pear, and apple. This makes it a popular sweet white wines and is used to make sparkling wines. Riesling is usually regarded as the finest best white grape in the world due to the longevity of its wines. Riesling wines are more adaptable to many types of food, including spicy choices. It is best served with pork. Riesling can age in the bottle; in fact, it tastes better as it ages. Riesling is rarely blended with other grapes. The example of Riesling white wines you can order on 24-hour alcohol delivery is; Frontera Riesling and Dr Heidemanns Riesling Dry. Order online drinks delivery Nairobi for your bottle of this world-class white wine brands at the most affordable wine price in Kenya on the best online wine shop in Nairobi.

Gewurztraminer - Gewurztraminer is a very aromatic grape variety with pink to red skin color. It is mostly grown in Germany and the Alsace region of France, though it is also found in Austria, Italy and Eastern Europe. Gewurztraminer is a highly floral wine with moderate alcohol and an easy to drink white wine brands which have fruity flavors with aromas of rose petals, peach, passion fruit and lychee and a sweet aftertaste. Gewurztraminer is best served during barbeque (BBQ's). It usually tastes like grapefruit and is a perfect pair for spicy foods. Example of this wine is Dopff and Irion Gewürztraminer. Wines made from these grapes pair nicely with Asian dishes. Dial a delivery to order alcohol home delivery Nairobi for these best white wines and we will deliver to your destination in Nairobi at no extra cost.

Chenin Blanc - Chenin Blanc white wine variety originated from France, Loire Valley. However, currently, South Africa is the top cultivator of this grape, where it is known as 'Steen'. Chenin Blanc grapes are very versatile and they can be used to produce a great variety of wines depending on where they are grown, how they are aged and how they are processed. It can be used to make the best dry white wine and off-dry white winessparkling wines and well-balanced dessert wines. Wines made from Chenin Blanc usually are high in acidity, display a deep gold coloring and exhibits flavors and aromas of honey, fruit, grasses and quince. Examples of Chenin Blanc white wine brands in Kenya are; Nederburg Chenin BlancSimonsig Chenin Blanc and Culemborg Chenin Blanc. Dial us to order this great wine and enjoy it with your friends. We have the best retail and wholesale wine price in Kenya.

Pinot Blanc / Pinot Bianco - Pinot Blanc is a white wine grape variety and is often compared to Chardonnay because of its striking similarity. Its traditional home is the northeast of France, in the Alsace wine-growing region and is also grown in Italy, parts of Germany and Austria. It shares a genetic mutation of Pinot noir and Pinot Gris. Pinot Blanc produces medium to full-bodied wines that semi-dry, refreshing, and peachy wine with almond and apple aromas, along with hints of spice. Pinot Blanc wine palate and flavors depend on the type of white wine and where it is made from ranging from nutty flavor to sweet taste. An example of Pinot Blanc is Domaine Alsace WillmDial a bottle to order this refreshing top wine brand in Kenya and we will deliver to your destination in minutes.

Muscat - The Muscat family of grapes includes over 200 different grape varieties and it is one of the oldest and most widespread varieties in the world. Muscat is believed to have originated in the Middle East and it has been used for centuries in wine production, as raisin and as table grapes. The most sort Muscat grapes are: Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains, Muscat of Alexandria, Moscato Giallo, Muscat Hamburg and Muscat Ottonel. Muscat is used to making medium sweet white wines, dry wine, sparkling wine and dessert wine. Wines produced from these grapes are distinct from the wider Muscat family. These wines range in color from white, yellow, pink to almost black. Muscat wines are generally young as they are not aged for long except for the fortified wines and have low acidity and exhibits grapey taste and sweet floral aroma. An excellent example of this wine is Skinnygirl Muscat and Bartenura Muscat. Give us a call to place your favorite wine order and enjoy our fast and efficient wine delivery services in Nairobi.

Pinot Gris / Pinot Grigio - Pinot Gris / Pinot Grigio is a white wine grape variety thought to be a mutant clone of the Pinot noir (a red grape varietal) and is one of the most popular grapes for skin-contact wine. Pinot Gris is more colorful than other white wines brands and ranks at the top of the popular white wines in Italy. Pinot Gris usually has a greyish-blue fruit, accounting for its name, (Gris meaning "grey" in French). However, these grapes have a brownish pink, black and white appearance. The wines made from this grape vary in color ranging from deep golden yellow, pale to a light shade of pink. The wines from Pinot Gris varietal is soft and delicately perfumed with melon, pear peaches and apricots flavors. On the nose, it has a citrus aroma and a very smooth silky texture and lingering finish. This makes an excellent wine with white meats, cheese and seafood. Serve this wine when chilled. Example of this wine is Kenwood Pinot Gris. Complement your meal with this classy white wine by placing an online drinks order with us and we will deliver in the shortest time possible. It is also a classy wine gift delivery for a loved one and a good cooking wine.

Semillon - Semillon is mainly grown in the Bordeaux region of France, although it is grown in other parts of the world including; Australia, Argentina, Chile and California. It is a golden-skinned grape and it makes Australia‘s popular dry white wines and France's most famous sweet white wines types. Semillon grape has declined in its popularity due to a lack of complexity and intensity. Although Semillon can produce good wines on its own, it is more commonly blended with Sauvignon Blanc to give it definite aroma while it makes up for sauvignon lack of body. Its thick skin, with low acidity and silky texture, makes it dominate in the production of sweet wines. Semillon wine has fruity aromas and flavors of apricot, peach, nectarine and mango, with notes of citrus, nut and honey. Example of this wine is Bimbadgen Signature Semillon and Allandale Semillon. Dial us have a taste of the white wines brands in Kenya at affordable wine prices.

Viognier -Viognier is a white wine grape variety with its origin in France, Rhone Valley and it is grown in other parts of the world including; North and South America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Israel. Viognier is the only permitted grape for the French wine Condrieu in the Rhône Valley; elsewhere, it is blended with other grapes. It produces medium to full body white wines with floral, soft and ripe-fruited characteristics along with natural aromatics notes of peach, pears, and violets that make these wines so distinctive. To add to rich taste, it can be aged in oak. Place an order online for this unique white wine on your favorite wine store in Nairobi at the best wine price in Kenya and an efficient drinks delivery service.  

Regardless of the white wine, you choose to order online wine delivery it is important to know each wine has a unique taste. Always let what your serving with the wine be the key factor in determining what type of white wine is best to order online drinks delivery for the occasion. Considering and knowing what type of food you will be consuming with wine is important. This helps you to know the best food wine taste combinations and will be assured of getting the best taste you desire.

Rose wine brands in Kenya

Rose wine is available in different varieties, shades, flavors, and textures. Rose wine very flexible, however, they retain one characteristic that's common to all roses; they are all dry, crisp, and fresh on the palate. They only look gentle but they're not actually sweet. It’s best served when chilled and compliments light food that includes Asian, seafood, and chicken. Rosé wines are perfect for BBQs, light lunches, and family gatherings. What makes these wines so great is that they beg to be drunk and enjoyed. Here is a couple great rosé wines can buy on wine delivery Kenya and try:

Provence: - Provence is most famous rosé wines and versatile, making them perfect for both an aperitif and partner for food. The French wine-producing region of Provence in southeast France is where Provence comes from. This wine is fresh and crisp, and dry and it pairs well with a wide range of foods and is perfect for barbecues. Provence rosé is usually made from a blend of grapes which may include; Mourvedre, Syrah, Cinsault and Grenache grapes, and has a pale pink color. With drinks zone wine, spirit, whisky delivery services in Nairobi you are sure to enjoy high-quality drinks beyond what you may be used to the eabl drinks delivery in Kenya.

Grenache: - Grenache is also known as Garnacha in Spain. This wine is low in tannin and acidity it has lovely flavors of cherry. It has a lot of zest when served cold, so it is good to leave in the fridge for some hour before drinking. To fully taste this wine cold, get the drinks delivery Nairobi-alcohol delivery Kenya Nairobi to deliver it to your home and have it on your fridge.

Tavel Rosé - Tavel wines are also known as the ''The King of Rosés'' available in rosé variety only. They have complex aromas of summer fruits with hints of spice. It can be served as an aperitif or with cold fish starters, herb sausages, seafood pasta, and a variety of cheese. Dial a drink, to hold a bottle of this wine with no hassles.

Sangiovese Rosé -This wine has a blend of watermelon, candied apple, strawberry flavors, and aromatics and they have lovely rosy hue. It is wonderful on its own and as an antipasto entree; however, it is great when paired it with fish stew or spaghetti marinara. You don’t have to waste time hopping from one shop to the other looking for this wine, just dial drinks zone beers and wine delivery and within minutes we will be knocking on your door.

Top Sparkling Wines varieties

The bubbles sensation and high acidity in a lot sparkling wine makes them taste less sweet. Different grape varieties used for making this wine smell sweeter and taste sweeter than others. For instance, Demi-Sec traditional Champagne though may have the same sugar amount with Demi-Sec Sparkling Moscato it tastes less sweet. When you log to an alcohol delivery Nairobi site to order a bubbly wine, pay attention to these words on the label:


  • Semi Secco - off-dry wine in Italia
  • Doux/ Moelleux –sweet wine in French
  • Dolce / Dulce -sweet wine in Italian / Spanish
  • Demi-Sec -off-dry wine in French


Don’t be confused, the ‘Sec’, ‘Sekt’ or ‘Secco’ is the term for ‘Dry’ in French, German and Italian, respectively

Though there is a difference between sparkling wine and champagne, many people aren't sure of the difference between the two, and use these terms interchangeably. There is a difference between the two terms as Champagne is only produced in the Champagne region of France. Be sure of the wine you want, when ordering champagne delivery Nairobi.

There are many varieties of sparkling wines you can buy in wine shops in Nairobi CBD. What makes sparkling wine different from each other is their production method and the level of carbon dioxide. Higher-quality bubbly wines use the traditional French method of carbon dioxide production, while the less expensive varieties use artificial injection.

Sparkling wines do not improve with age and should not be aged after purchase. These wines are usually bought with a special occasion in mind. You can order for sparkling wine delivery for a birthday or any of your big events. Champagne is the most well known of this category. Others include cava, Prosecco, and Lambrusco sparkling wine

Brands of Fortified Wine / desert wines 

Fine desert wines are usually very sweet (hence the name dessert wine) and are produced with extra sweet wine grapes. To make these wines sweet, the fermentation is halted before the yeast turns all the natural grape sugar into alcohol to retain much of its sugar content. There are hundreds of different types of dessert wines to buy on wine and spirit delivery services in Kenya and available out there in the market.

Different types of fortified wine have their own distinct characteristic that makes them unique. These vary by regional preferences as Specific geographic regions have set regulations which make this wine distinct from one region to the other. Also, the methods used in production vary from one producer to the other giving these wines a wide range of choice. Australia and California winemaker use ultimate ripe grapes which makes them produces the best dessert wines. Fortified wines when left open for some days, like Sherry and Port they make great nightcaps. Fortified wines are generally classified either sweet or dry and the different fortified wine brands and flavours are affected by various factors which include;

• The method of distillation.

• The sweet wine or dry fortified wine is affected by the point at which the spirit is added to grapes during the fermentation process, sometimes sweetness is done afterwards.

• The type of spirit being added for fortification and in what way.

• The type of base wine the spirit is added to.

Both Sweet and dry fortified wines are made using the same principle of fermenting the wine and then adding the distilled spirits to it. However, the winemakers can control how sweet or dry fortified wine is by adding spirits at different times. If the distilled spirit is added to the wine before it has finished fermenting, it results in a sweet fortified wine. The earlier addition of spirit before the fermentation process is complete, raises the wine alcohol content and kills off the yeast, leaving residual sugar behind, resulting in a sweet and strong fortified wine.

For a dry fortified wine, fermentation is allowed to run to completion, before adding the spirits. During the fermentation process, yeast continue to convert sugar in grapes into alcohol until the yeast runs out of sugar and the alcohol content is too high usually above 15%. At this level, the alcohol becomes toxic to the yeast and it all die off at the end of the fermentation process. When the yeast ends up breaking down all of the sugars in the wine, it results in a wine which is low in sugar and is considered as a dry wine. The most popular types of fortified wines include;

 Madeira

Marsala

Commandaria wine

Mistelle

Moscatel de Setúbal

Port

Sherry

Vermouth

commandaria wine:- The Commandaria wine is made in Cyprus. It is exclusively made from sun-dried grapes; xynisteri and mavro grapes and aged in oak barrels making it taste sweet and fruity. It has an alcohol content of up to 20% ABV.

Madeira wine: - Madeira is a white fortified wine made in Portugal, Madeira Islands. The wine is produced in both dry to sweet varieties. Madeira wine is most notable for its ageing process known as estufagem. It is made from a combination of heating and ageing, along with oxidization as part of its maturation process, resulting in distinctive white wine flavours.

Marsala wine: - Marsala comes from the Italian island of Sicily; Marsala city where it borrows its name. This wine is classified by age, colour, and sweetness levels. Marsala wine has the sweet and dry varieties in both fortified and unfortified versions. The fortified version is blended with brandy, while the unfortified Marsala wine is aged in wooden casks for five or more years.

Mistelle: - Mistelle can either be a fortified wine by itself or, sometimes used as an ingredient to fortify the wine. Mistelle is grape juice, however, if it is at least partially fermented to be turned into wine, and spirit is added, itself become a fortified wine. The addition of alcohol stops the fermentation and, as a result, Mistelle is sweeter than fully fermented grape juice in which the sugars turn to alcohol.

Moscatel de Setúbal:-Moscatel de Setúbal is a Portuguese wine produced in the city Setúbal, located in the Setúbal Peninsula along the country's coast. The wine is made primarily from the Muscat of Alexandria grape and fortified with aguardente. This type of wine was believed to have been invented by José Maria da Fonseca. The Moscatel de Setúbal wine is known for more floral, and sometimes funky aromas.

Sherry: - Sherry wine comes from Southwest Spain and is made from white grapes. Sherry is usually fortified with brandy. Sherry fortification takes place after fermentation making most Sherries initially dry, with any sweetness being added later. It comes in dry and light-bodied version such as fino and a sweet and richer dark-bodied version such as oloroso. Cream sherry wine is very sweet. Sherry fortified wine is commonly enjoyed as a dry wine.

Vermouth

Vermouth is a fortified wine aromatized with a variety of botanicals including – herbs, bitter roots and spices and fortified with a distilled spirit that makes it unique. The word vermouth is derived from the German word for wormwood, (wermut) which was the main flavouring ingredient. Vermouth is generally categorized as either red/sweet wine which is from Italy or white/dry wine which is associated with France according to the way it is flavoured. However, due to demand, new vermouth styles and brands have been created including; amber, sweet white (blanc), rose and extra-dry white.

Vermouth was considered a beverage that was used for medicinal purposes due to several of its bitter ingredients. However, in the late 19th century it became popular and a key ingredient in many classic cocktails such as the dry vermouth in a martini gin and sweet vermouth in Manhattan whiskey. Vermouth is also an excellent aperitif to sip on its own. If you enjoy a martini or want to explore fancy of classic cocktails, or you love sipping an aperitif before dinner, then vermouth is your drink.

Port wines

Port wine is a prestigious fortified sweet red wine brand from Portugal's Douro Valley. Though fortified wine is usually a sweet red wine, the port also comes in white, dry, and semi-dry varieties. Port is exclusively made from grapes grown in Douro winegrowers region. During transportation the wine got off and, English sailors fortified it by adding brandy to preserve it from getting off. This stabilized it and it was able to withstand the temperatures of the boat voyage. Port is easy to drink wine and makes a nice cocktails mix. Most ports have their ABV boosted to around 20% which is much higher than the regular wines.

Types of Port wine

The port ageing defines the type of this wine. There is two main ageing process; those matured in a bottle and those aged in oak barrels. Here are some of the best port wines you can order drinks online;

White port

Rosé port

Ruby port

Tawny port

Late bottled vintage (LBV) port

Vintage port

Under this types of port wine we have various distinct port wine brands to sip after dinner or to warm you up which include; Graham's Tawny 10 Year Old, Taylor's Fine Ruby Port, Sandeman's Ruby Port, Croft Port, Ferreira White Port, Quinta da Pacheca Port, Offley Rosé Port, Messias Ruby, Taylor’s Tawny 10 Years etc.

There are other fortified wines that do not conveniently fall into these categories. Those wines usually use a special blend of herbs or botanicals to make them distinct from others. Since fortified wines are stronger than everyday wines, they need to be poured in smaller quantities. Fortified wine is delicious and is often enjoyed before or after dinner. Dry wine can be either taken on their own or mixed into a cocktail, while sweet varieties, often feature on dessert menus. Want to surprise someone with this sweet wine? dial a delivery Nairobi and we will deliver as per your request.

Non-alcoholic wine

Although wine is a special drink, there are a time when one does not fancy getting - wine drunk or a hangover the next morning. Non-alcoholic wine is wines that have 0% alcohol content. This makes these wines suitable to be drunk by everyone including those who don’t drink alcohol and kids. The quest for the best non-alcoholic wines, which taste delightful and without giving you that banging headache and that is enjoyable to drink has made this wine very popular in celebration and occasions. To make your hunt for the best non-alcoholic wines adventure easy, here are the best wine brands that you can order on drinks delivery Nairobi to accommodate everyone.

Chamdor Sparkling Grape White

Ariel Cabernet Sauvignon

 Martinelli's Gold Medal Sparkling Cider

 St Regis De-Alcoholized Chardonnay

 Pierre Chavin Zero Non-Alcoholic Rosé Wine

 Seedlip Distilled Non-Alcoholic Spirits.

Mina Mesa Cabernet Sauvignon

Eisberg Cabernet Sauvignon

Sutter Home Fre Moscato

 Chateau de De Fleur Non-alcoholic Champagne

 Sutter Home Fre Brut Champagne

With numerous wine brands and varieties, it can be an uphill task to purchase unique wines, thank to online liquor shop for providing an easy shopping platform. Today you don't have to leave home and visit a wine shop each time you need to make a purchase. The internet has become a useful tool for any buyer wanting to get hold of the best wine. All you need is to dial a drink, dial a delivery to a reliable online wine store (drinks zone), place your order, and within minutes we will deliver wherever you in Nairobi at no extra charges.