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.

How Wine Is Made: Everything You Need to Know About Winemaking

Learn the five essential steps of how wine is made, including how the grapes are harvested, the difference between making red wine and white wine, and why understanding the process will help you appreciate your next bottle of vino.

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Swirl, Sniff, Sip: How to Drink Wine Like an Expert

Navigating the vast world of wine drinking can be daunting for new wine drinkers. But all you really need to drink wine properly is a curiosity and eagerness to try new things. With that in mind, consider this your guide on how to drink wine like a pro.

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Legs of Wine: What are Legs in Wine and Their Significance

Many wine lovers swear that wine legs are a significant feature of wine, but we’re here to burst that bubble. There are certain wine myths that refuse to die, and wine legs is one of them. It's time to put those rumors to rest and get the truth about wine legs.

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Wine and Cheese Pairings: Exploring the Art of Cheese and Wine Pairing

When it comes to wine pairing, the best way to discover what works is to experiment and let your taste buds take the lead. That said, it helps to have a little direction. To help you on your way, here are some basic guidelines for creating the perfect wine and cheese pairings.

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Organic Wine: A Step Beyond Convention

This guide breaks down the details about organic wine versus conventional wine, how organic production affects the final product, and how to find fairly-priced organic wine you’ll love. (Hint: It’s easier than you think.)

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Wine Pairing Basics: An Insight into the Art of Wine Pairing

The simple goal of wine pairing is to make food and wine taste better than they would on their own. The following tips will acquaint you with some pairing basics, how food affects the taste of wine, and what makes for great wine pairings.

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Sugar Free Wine: Uncovering the Facts About Zero Sugar Wines

Could sugar-free wine be the answer to lowering your sugar intake? The answer is yes. Discover the world of low-sugar wine, including how to find it, what its benefits are, and why it’s best to avoid unnaturally sugary wines.

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Wine Tasting At Home: The Ultimate Wine Tasting Party Guide

As a wine lover, hosting a wine tasting party is one of the more creative ways to share your passion with friends, try new wines, and improve your palate. Use this guide to learn how to create a fun and memorable experience.

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Types of Wine: Exploring the Spectrum of Wine Types

Choosing wine can be daunting. That’s why we’ve created this beginner’s guide to wine types. Join us as we guide you through three of the most common types of wine, so you can make the best choice to suit your taste.

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