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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.

Sparkling Rosé: Varieties and Pairings for This Summer Drink

Sparkling Rosé: Varieties and Pairings for This Summer Drink

It’s no wonder the world seems to have fallen in love with sparkling rosé. Boasting a host of wonderful fruity flavors and with plenty of varieties to choose from, there’s bound to be a bottle to suit your tastes.

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Do You Refrigerate Wine? How to Properly Store and Serve Wine

Do You Refrigerate Wine? How to Properly Store and Serve Wine

Do you refrigerate wine? In a word, yes. But there are a few details to keep in mind. Along with properly storing wine (on its side in a cool, dark place), you must take into account the type of wine you're chilling.

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How to Store Wine: Avoid Ruining Your Stash

How to Store Wine: Avoid Ruining Your Stash

The first thing you should know about how to store wine is re-corking it properly. Creating a tight seal on your bottle is a must, so make sure you keep hold of that cork. This will ensure your wine stays as lovely as when you first opened it.

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Marsala Wine: Everything You Need to Know About This Sicilian Favorite

Marsala Wine: Everything You Need to Know About This Sicilian Favorite

When it comes to cooking wine, it doesn't get more iconic than Marsala wine. Marsala is produced with the addition of a distilled spirit that gives it a higher alcohol content and longer shelf life. It's also a distinctive wine — it's classified by color and age and can be made with white or red grapes.

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Does Wine Go Bad? Top Tips to Make It Last

Does Wine Go Bad? Top Tips to Make It Last

Most wine will eventually go bad. Oxygen is the biggest enemy for most wine, so you'll want to enjoy it as soon possible after opening it. But that doesn't mean you have to gulp the entire bottle at once. With the right tools, storage practices, and some wine knowledge, you can make that bottle last just a bit longer.

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Port Wine: All You Need to Know About This Popular Portuguese Drink

Port Wine: All You Need to Know About This Popular Portuguese Drink

Port is not just red, sweet wine — it comes in 52 varieties, including dry white and rosé. Also, unlike other wines, Port is fortified with spirits for an extra boost of alcohol. (No wonder it's best in small glasses.)

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Is Wine Gluten-Free? Your Guide to Going Against the Grain

Is Wine Gluten-Free? Your Guide to Going Against the Grain

Inquiring wine lovers need to know: Is wine gluten-free? Yes, but there are exceptions that can make things a little problematic if you're trying to avoid gluten. Join as we explore the ingredients in wine as well as the different winemaking processes and additives that could lead to gluten in your wine.

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Alcohol Content of Wine: How to Choose the Right Amount for You

Alcohol Content of Wine: How to Choose the Right Amount for You

To help you understand the highs and lows of alcohol content of wine we're giving you a brief breakdown of different alcohol levels in your favorite wine types. We'll also talk a bit about how the amount of alcohol can affect the taste of wine along with some delicious ideas for food pairings based on alcohol levels.

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How to Enjoy Keto Wine in a Low-Carb Lifestyle

How to Enjoy Keto Wine in a Low-Carb Lifestyle

Can I drink wine on keto? Which wines are keto-friendly? How does alcohol affect ketosis? These are just a few of the impassioned questions you're probably asking yourself now that you've decided to give the keto diet a chance. You don't have to give up on your favorite drink, but there are some new rules to follow.

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Dessert Wine: Why It’s Different From Other Wines and How to Pair It

Dessert Wine: Why It’s Different From Other Wines and How to Pair It

There is a place and time for dessert wine and it can be more versatile than you might realize. To that end, allow us to give you a little background on dessert wine and how it's different from other types of wines. We'll also provide a handy list of dessert wines along with some tantalizing food pairings.

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Calories in Wine: How to Indulge Without Ruining Your Health Goals

Calories in Wine: How to Indulge Without Ruining Your Health Goals

You don’t have to forego your favorite rosé or red simply because wine has calories. There are several factors that affect the amount of calories in wine. By making smart choices, you can still enjoy wine without ruining your health goals. Here, we’ll break down how many calories there are in different types of wine.

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Your Complete Guide to Cooking Wine vs. Regular Wine

Your Complete Guide to Cooking Wine vs. Regular Wine

Wine and food pairing has been practically elevated to an art form. But when you talk about cooking with wine, that's where things get a little fuzzy. In this guide, you'll learn all about cooking wine, including what it is, how it compares to regular drinking wine, and which types of wine to choose for your recipe.

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