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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.

Why You Need To Be Drinking Syrah Wine

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

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

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

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

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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A Curious and Captivating History of Wine

A Curious and Captivating History of Wine

Join us as we take a walk through the history of wine, including where it originated (hint: it's not France) and how various cultures have produced and used it over the years. There’s so much history packed into one little glass!

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Understanding the Delicious World of Aromatized Wine

Understanding the Delicious World of Aromatized Wine

If you’re looking for a classic drink with plenty of flavor and personality, aromatized wine may be right up your alley. In this article, we’ll show you how aromatized wine is made, the many varieties it comes in, and the best way to enjoy this fruity, herby delight.

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Noble Rot Wine: How Rotten Grapes Make the Sweetest Wine

Noble Rot Wine: How Rotten Grapes Make the Sweetest Wine

You might think there's nothing noble about a rot-inducing fungus, but in the weird and wild world of wine, noble rot is one of nature's greatest gifts. Discover some pro tips for enjoying noble rot wine, including ideal serving temperature, food pairings, and the type of glass to use.

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What’s the Difference Between Table Wine and Regular Wine?

What’s the Difference Between Table Wine and Regular Wine?

The term “table wine” is one that’s been thrown around for years, but what does it really mean? We spill the details on what table wine means, how the definition changes depending on where you are in the world, and the best way to choose your next bottle.

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That Scintillating Sensation: A Beginner's Guide To Sparkling Wine

That Scintillating Sensation: A Beginner's Guide To Sparkling Wine

Pop, fizz, clink! Get ready to discover everything you need to know about sparkling wine, including how it's made, the different kinds you can choose from, and whether Champagne and sparkling wine are really the same thing. You'll also pick up some expert tips on properly chilling and serving sparkling wine.

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Orange Wine: What Is It and What Does It Taste Like?

Orange Wine: What Is It and What Does It Taste Like?

You may have seen orange wine lurking on the wine menus of on-trend restaurants or being pushed your way by an eager sommelier. But what gives orange wine its extraordinary color? It is made with oranges? What does it taste like? We’ll answer all of your questions and show you how to pair this unique wine.

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Guide To Sweet Wines for Those Who Don’t Like Sweet Wine

Guide To Sweet Wines for Those Who Don’t Like Sweet Wine

Think you hate sweet wine? Let us show you the light. Whether you're a new wine drinker or a sommelier at heart, join us as we delve into the dulcet realm of sweet wines, including how they're made, what makes them unique, and which sweet and savory foods pair best with these luscious liquids.

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