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.

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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An Easy-to-Digest Guide to Pairing Wine Like a Pro

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: How to Cut Down on Sugar Without Cutting Down on Wine

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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Sip Sip Hooray: 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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Wine Temperature: The Ideal Temperature to Store and Serve Wine

Drinking wine is about enjoying yourself, not following rules. However, when it comes to wine temperature, some rules do apply. Here are a few golden tips and tricks that can really make your favorite bottle pop.

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The 3 Types of Wine Every Wine Lover Must Know

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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Everything You Need to Know About Tannins in Wine

For most wine lovers, a great bottle of wine goes deeper than flavor. It’s about how it feels on the palate. Tannins play a large part in this. The tannins in wine could even be the reason you love a particular variety, or never want to be in the same room with it again.

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