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Most people have a small to medium collection of wine they have aquired from wine clubs, travel or gifts that they would like to store for some time before opening. There are always a few questions that come up about what is best for keeping that wine in it's prime condition. Here are a few wine...Read more

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A Conversation with Lindsay Pomeroy, MW

While at SommCon 2018, Lindsay Pomeroy gave a session on high level wine certification studies and sat down with Chuck to talk about blind tasting tips. Lindsay's outstanding wine tasting ability earned her the Bollinger Medal, presented by Etienne Bizot,...Read more

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In this installment of 'Life as a Winemaker' will look at one of the benefits of the profession. Working while traveling internationally can be easily achieved with just a little determination and a willingness . You can work 2 harvest's a year, on 6 continents, in dozens of different countries...Read more

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If you are planning a visit to wine country to do some wine tasting, it is important to be aware of the proper etiquette when in the tasting rooms. You would not wish to offend the proprietors of these wonderful properties by breaking one of the unwritten rules of the wine world. But if you’re...Read more

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One of the things that Exploring.Wine is trying to do is expand the knowledge our readers, capture our wine education journey and share with those some of the amazing things Carolina & I, Chuck, find along the way. One of those amazing finds came the other day while driving from one winery...Read more

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Wineglass Cleaning Guide

STEP 1 : Wash under warm water; detergent is not necessary. (Try to use unscented detergent when necessary.)

STEP 2 : Invert the glass onto a linen towel to dry.

STEP 3 : For extra shine, steam over...Read more

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My Wine Journey by Chuck - 2M ago

While drinking wine in Napa, Burgundy, Argentina, Rioja, or another of the many wine regions blessed by amazing terroir, you are likely thinking 'how do I get some of this vino home?' Do I have to check wine for a flight? If so, are there limits or regulations? Are taxes due on the wine if I am...Read more

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So when most people say 'Wisconsin,' they immediately think of cheese, cows, or the Packers. While visiting the Midwest for a family event, I discovered that wine grapes do indeed grow in the frozen tundra. With the help of the University of Minnesota at Minnesota-Twin Cities researchers have...Read more

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The next article in the series 'Life as a Winemaker' will examine the resolve and passion necessary to produce the hands-on craft wines that many boutique wineries produce throughout the world. Many will tell you that 80-85% of the work is all done in the vineyard, with hard work and...Read more

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For our October meeting of the San Diego Wine Guild in 2018, we had Quintessential Wines presented by Brandon Lee. This family owned and operated wine importer headquartered in Napa is focused on representing small family owned wineries that share its passion for winemaking. They select...Read more

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