Wine Talk

An Evening with: Quintessential Wines

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...Read more

Wine Tasting Etiquette

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...Read more

Museo do la Vid y El Vino

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...Read more

How to Clean A Wine Glass

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 :...Read more

Flying with Wine

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...Read more

Wine Magazines Worth Reading

I know that majority of people will do their research on the internet before making a purchase, as there is such a vast amount of information available at your finger tips. I do however find that printed materials...Read more

American Wine Society National Tasting Project

For our September meeting of the San Diego Wine Guild of 2018, we participated in the American Wine Society National Tasting Project presented by Brad Bruce. The National Tasting Project is an educational wine...Read more

Wine Tasting in Wisconsin

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...Read more

An Evening with: Eberle Winery

For our July meeting of the San Diego Wine Guild in 2018, we had Eberle Winery presented by Winemaker Chris Eberle, no relation to owner Gary Eberle. Chris graduated from Cal Poly with a bachelor’s degree in...Read more

Visiting the Valle de Guadalupe

My wine tasting trip into the Valle de Guadalupe had 2 destinations: Barõn Balch'e and Casa Doña Lupe. Our winery tour would also serve another purpose, to mark another trip around the Sun for Chuck. The weather in...Read more

Life as a Winemaker: Nathan Carlson

For my second installment of my 'Life as a Winemaker' series, I am going to explore the idea that being a winemaker is glamorous, romantic & full of popping bottles. On certain days of the year, winemakers assure...Read more

A Trip to: LJ Crafted Wines

On my way back from a recent trip to the beach, I stopped into one of the newest addition to San Diego's growing list of Urban Winery & satellite tasting room locations. LJ Crafted Wines located in the Bird Rock...Read more

Life as a Winemaker: Joel Peterson

For many, the idea of being a winemaker is glamorous, romantic & full of popping bottles. To outsiders they live a life of leisure, but it is a lot of work and grit involved in the process of growing grapes...Read more

Geographical Indications on a Wine Label

Geographical indications (GI) are common to all wine producing regions & are often featured on wine labels. A GI is a name which corresponds to a specific geographical location or origin (e.g. a town, region, or...Read more

Comparing Pinot Noir

This month’s meeting of the San Diego Chapter of the American Wine Society was themed, Pinot Noir Wines from NakedWines. Our meeting started with some recaps from the officers about financials & membership. A...Read more