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.

Wine Terms to Help You Sound Like an Expert

Don't know your Chardonnay from your Champagne? Not sure what mouthfeel really means or what wine legs are all about? Whether you’re a curious novice or seasoned aficionado, this glossary of wine terms will help you better understand and appreciate the wide world of wine.

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Carbs in Wine: Can You Still Drink Wine on a Low-Carb Diet?

If you’re trying to limit your carb intake, you may think that wine is off the table. Luckily, you can enjoy wine without overloading on carbs. The trick is knowing which type of wine to choose. We'll guide you through everything you need to know about carbs in wine.

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Is Wine Without Sulfites Better for You?

Does wine without sulfites exist? And is this type of wine better for your health? This guide will clue you into everything you need to know about sulfites so you can make an informed decision before picking your next bottle of wine.

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A Short Guide to Wine Acidity: Is Wine Acidic?

Acidity is an essential component of winemaking. While this might seem obvious when tasting sharp white wines, it may seem unlikely for a robust red. However, acid occurs in all types of wine. Learn about the role of acidity in wine and how to choose a bottle based on your acidity preference.

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Au Naturel: A Beginner’s Guide to Natural Wine

As more people look for sustainable, chemical-free products, it’s no surprise that natural wine has entered the spotlight. Find out what exactly qualifies wine as natural, how it's different from conventional wine, and how to pick one that's right for you.

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All About Brut Wine: Your Beginner’s Guide to This Bubbly Wine

Not sure if you know what brut wine is all about? Not to worry. This handy guide answer some of the most common questions about brut, including what it is, how it’s made, how to serve it, and which foods are best for pairing with this scintillating wine.

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From Grapes to Glass: An Essential Guide to Viniculture 

While you likely know some basics about wine, you might rarely consider the fascinating intricacies of winemaking. But behind every bottle is a story. Viniculture is the journey from grapes to glass, and it’s far from short and simple — it’s a lengthy process that encompasses both art and science.

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What Is Rosé Wine? Learn the Basics of Your Favorite Pink Drink

From its pretty pink hue to its refreshing taste, rosé has become the “it” wine over the last several years. But despite being a social media star, many people still don't know what rosé is, or where it comes from. Get the full story of this popular pink drink before taking your next sip.

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Does It Really Matter What Types of Wine Glasses You Have?

While you can drink wine out of anything, to fully experience and taste your wine, you may want to invest in a variety of wine glasses. Discover why glassware matters and the different types of wine glasses to use for your next sip.

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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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The Myths and Facts About Wine Legs

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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