About exploring.wine

After being married for several years, we found a mutual hobby, discovering hidden gems inside bottles of wine. Wine shouldn’t be all snobbery & exclusively, but about finding the next great joy in your glass. We believe that drinking wine is a great social activity & can make a great meal extraordinary. From the great Winery owners we have met, to the great bottles we have found, we enjoy meandering along the way through wine regions. Follow our journey as we go Exploring.Wine of the world. In a quest to find hidden gems sealed behind a cork; we talk to winemakers, visit wine regions, and taste the greatest fermented liquid on earth. We try lots of wine from the everyday supermarket buy to top shelf imports, and will always try to record an unbiased review of the experience in our glass. Follow the path we travel in search of discovery on our journey exploring.wine! This is a blog of what we’ve been drinking, what the results were, and how our love of wine became a passion. The thirst for knowledge has left us with a lot of great information to enjoy, from history to wine regions. There is an infinite amount of enjoyment on the horizon as new vintages are released & old gain more maturity as they rest in cellars around the world. We will add more to this in the near future and make sure to follow us on social media. Cheers!

Dowe Family


Having found his love of wine early in life traveling in Europe, after years of it taking a side seat to all other things, he is now at a point where he can enjoy, learn, research, & exploring.wine on his journey to become a Certified Wine Professional. Learning has been a life long passion for Chuck and when discovering the depth of information and history there was in wine, he was hooked. He loves to share what he is learning and will try to be objective in his reviews of both wine & equipment.

Chuck is a member of the American Wine Society (San Diego Chapter), the San Diego Wine Guild, The American Institute of Wine & Food, The Wine Century Club. He is a California Sustainable Winegrowing Ambassador & a frequent visitor to weekly tasting events around town. He takes pride in participating in discussion with members & soaking up knowledge along the way. Learning a topic this complex will take many years of study & tasting, but having great company along the way to learn with is priceless.


American Wine Society   The American Institute of Wine & Food  The Wine Century Club


A SDSU Alumni & accountant by day, she enjoys a great glass of wine to unwind and relax. Always willing to explore a new bottle in search of the next “gem in a bottle” with her husband. A Mom & Wife, she would describe her own wine preference as the "everyday drinker." She would love to find that wine she could drink every day.


American Wine Society