Knowledge base

Knowledge Base is a collection of thoughtful and unique stories and tidbits that celebrate wine.

Whether you're just getting started or are a wine aficionado, this is your destination for knowledge. Published by Usual, a lifestyle brand designing and creating thoughtful and delicious wines and beverages, Knowledge Base celebrates indulging yourself with information and a glass of wine, whenever, wherever, and however you want.

Ingenious Gifts for Wine Lovers

Get ideas for clever glassware, gorgeous corkscrews, beautiful bottle stoppers, a creative wine advent calendar, a celeb-studded tasting experience, and more. This list of gifts for wine lovers fits any budget and any taste.

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Pre-Made and Homemade Wine Gift Basket Ideas

Explore all your options with these classy wine gift basket ideas. From selecting the right wine to adding yummy food pairings to tossing in some wine gadgets, we’ll help you put together the perfect present. Or, take it easy and buy the best pre-made ones.

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How To Pick the Best Wine for Thanksgiving

Whether you're a fan of white, rosé, or red, you'll find the best wine for your Thanksgiving table, including pairings for appetizers, main course, side dishes, and desserts. Plus, you'll get some top tips on selecting the ideal temperature and glassware for the most memorable meal ever.

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Sangiovese Wine: Your Guide To Taste, Origins, and Serving

In this article, we’ll give you a beginner’s guide to Sangiovese wine. From its many names to its fascinating history to its complex tasting notes, we tell you everything you need to know to start your next Italian wine love affair.

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Barbera Wine: Italian Table Wine That's Anything But Basic

Barbera wine is a solid sipper for beginners and pros alike. Get the rundown on this lesser-known Italian wine and learn about where it's grown, what it tastes like, and the best ways to enjoy it.

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Why You Should Bring Tempranillo Wine To Your Next Dinner Party

Tempranillo wine has a lot to offer. From its incredible ability to age, to its complex savory tasting notes, to its growing popularity all over the Old and New Worlds of wine, Tempranillo wine is worth knowing about.

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A Beginner's Guide To Montepulciano Wine

In this guide, you'll get the details on Montepulciano wine, including where it comes from, how winemakers produce it, what it tastes like, and the best ways to enjoy it. (Hint: it's more than just opening the bottle and drinking.)

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Why You Need To Be Drinking Syrah Wine

Syrah is a delightful detour from the same old bottles of red you’re picking up week after week. Learn what distinguishes this full-bodied wine from the pack and get expert tips on selecting a bottle of Syrah that you’ll love.

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Riesling Wine: Why This German Favorite Is a Worldwide Sensation

In this guide, we'll share the essential details about Riesling, including where it's grown and how it's made. You'll also get some top tips on how to make the most of your next glass, from ideal serving temperature and food pairings to the type of glass you may want to choose.

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Wine Aroma Wheel: Describe Your Wine Without Feeling Snobby

Learn all about the wonderful tool that is the wine aroma wheel and how to use it to better decipher your favorite wines. Whether you prefer red wine or white wine, Champagne or port, this little wheel will help you feel more confident talking about wine.

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Decoding the Wine Decanter: Everything You Need to Know

We realize you might think wine decanters are the domain of wine snobs, but these tried-and-true instruments for serving wine could take your vino-sipping to next-level status. In this guide, you'll get the details on what a wine decanter is, why you might need one, the best way to use it, and how to choose one.

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Malbec Wine 101: What It Tastes Like and What To Pair It With

You may be interested in Malbec wine, but do you know what makes its flavors so intriguing? From its fascinating, cross-continental history to the best way to serve this deliciously full-bodied wine, this article will have you browsing the Malbec section when you make your next wine run.

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