The book, by Berkeleyside co-founder Frances Dinkelspiel, tells the story of Berkeley native Mark Anderson who committed the largest ever crime involving wine.
Crush season means taking delivery of grapes, de-stemming and crushing them, by foot or machine, and getting the fermentation started.
Harvest season is relaxed and fun in Livermore Valley — here are five reasons to visit this hidden gem of Bay Area wine country.
The owner of Premier Cru purchased much of his fine wine on the gray market.
Berkeley will soon get a new seafood-focused wine bar and Oakland’s Laurel District is likely to gain two beer gardens — these details and more, in this week’s Bites.
There’s more than just breakfast on offer at this three-year-old café, but we think Bartavelle is at its best in the earlier hours. Sweet and savory porridge, a decadent Persian style breakfast board and an array of toasts on Acme bread are all on deck, plus coffee from Portland-based Heart Coffee Roasters. A glass of […]
The East Bay has seen a boom in quirky, community-focused wine shops that are expanding the way customers think about wine.
John Fox, the embattled co-owner of Premier Cru, faced some of his long-time customers at a creditors’ hearing in Oakland.
East Bay winemakers’ choices for Valentine’s Day imbibing run the gamut from bubbly to deep Zins, and to eat: anything from oysters to Girl Scout cookies!
As the Chapter 7 bankruptcy case of the Berkeley wine store winds its way through court, significant details emerge about its operations.
At a preliminary hearing discussion centered on whether wine was stolen or taken legitimately by three former employees of the West Berkeley winery.
Founders Stewart Epstein and Jeffrey Fiegel hope to open their relaxed, “brew pub-style” winery late this spring.
Mal Warwick, who regularly contributes book reviews to Berkeleyside, calls Frances Dinkelspiel’s ‘Tangled Vines’ “a great read,” and “crammed with fascinating characters.” He gives it five stars. ☆☆☆☆☆ (five out of five) Gold. Aerospace. Agriculture. Filmmaking and television. Computers and consumer electronics. Wine. Viewed through the lens of business and commerce, these industries dominate the […]