John Fox, who confessed to running a wine Ponzi scheme from his Berkeley store, Premier Cru, was sentenced to six and a half years in prison for his crimes.
John Fox, the former owner of Premier Cru, was not a very good criminal, according to the government, but his cooperation with them may see him served fewer years in prison.
An expert in counterfeiting is concerned that the sale of old bottles and wooden crates from Premier Cru will help wine counterfeiters.
The contents of the Premier Cru office and warehouse in Berkeley will be auctioned off on Saturday, and they reveal much about John Fox, the former owner accused of a Ponzi scheme.
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The coffee roasting company has moved its main operations from Berkeley to West Oakland, but it has plans to open a retail spot in West Berkeley in 2017.
Voters in Albany and Oakland will decide if they will join Berkeley by enacting a penny-per-ounce tax on distributors of sugar-sweetened beverages.
The book, by Berkeleyside co-founder Frances Dinkelspiel, tells the story of Berkeley native Mark Anderson who committed the largest ever crime involving wine.
Bob Rawson and Fred Dick take a serious, hands-on approach to the technical aspects of making food-friendly, reasonably priced wine.
Juhu Beach Club's Preeti Mistry is opening a second East Bay restaurant, Navi Kitchen, Blue Bottle is finally about to open in Berkeley, Bowl'd is opening a fried chicken joint, and much more.