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.

Discovering Fruit Wine: What Is It and How Is It Different?

Grapes get a lot of attention in the wine world, but have you tried fruit wine? Get ready to explore how it’s made and how it’s best enjoyed.

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Gamay Wine: Get To Know This Fresh and Fruity Red

If you tend to reach for a glass of Pinot Noir, it might be time to give Gamay wine a try. This guide will tell you all about this lesser-known red wine.

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Grenache Wine: Getting To Know This Underappreciated Red

Whether you've only heard of it in passing or are earnestly looking for a new red to swirl and sip, there's plenty to learn about Grenache wine. Get ready to be on a first-name basis with this multifaceted wine, including where it comes from, how it's made, and how to make the most of every glass.

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Why It's Time You Tried Chenin Blanc Wine

Switch up your Champagne routine with a delightfully acidic bottle of Chenin Blanc wine. This versatile white pairs beautifully with rich meals or sweet desserts, and comes sparkling or still. Learn all about this zesty varietal here.

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Carignan Wine: How This Humble Red Is Making a Comeback

Get ready to learn everything you never knew you needed to know about Carignan wine, including where it comes from, how it's made, how it compares to other types of wine, and how to best enjoy it.

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Get Toasty: A Beginner's Guide to Mulled Wine

Mulled wine is a winter tradition. Find out how it came about, which types of wine make the best base for your recipe, and how you can make your own version at home.

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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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