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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.

6 Red Wine Stain Removal Ideas Using Everyday Items

Don't cry over spilled wine! We've created this guide for the best DIY red wine stain removal tips and tricks that don't require any harsh chemicals. This way, the next time you have a spill, you can chill — after following these steps, of course.

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Why Every Meal Should End With a Glass of Moscato Wine

Whether you’re looking for the perfect aperitif with your dessert, are planning a long brunch date and want something with low alcohol, or simply can’t get enough of fruity flavors, Moscato wine might just be the ideal match for you.

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DIY Wine Rack Hacks: 6 Ideas That Won't Rack Your Brain

As a wine lover, you know that proper wine storage is essential for keeping your wine bottles from going bad. But if you don't have the space for a wine cellar or wine fridge, then it's time to get crafty with a DIY wine rack.

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Why You Shouldn’t Freak Out About Sediment in Wine

Although it may look nasty, sediment in wine is completely natural and mainly made up of organic matter, such as seeds and grape skins. Wine sediment is also made up of dead yeast, referred to as lees in the winemaking world. They are completely harmless and, in fact, add body and flavor to the wine.

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How to Quickly Chill Wine: 8 Hacks for Cooling Down That Bottle

There are so many methods that you can follow on how to quickly chill wine — some of which are helpful and others that are better off ignoring. No matter what type of wine you're serving, with the right method, you can get it chilled in a hurry.

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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? 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

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

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

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 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

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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