Crush season means taking delivery of grapes, de-stemming and crushing them, by foot or machine, and getting the fermentation started.
Dana Bushouse is channeling the spirit of her moonshining ancestors in her new hard-cider company, Crooked City, which is getting ready to launch in Oakland.
Both in his choice of grape and the way he markets his wine at Justice Grace Vineyards, Eric Cohen is all about rooting for the underdog.
Two under-the-radar West Berkeley wineries -- one named for a famous fan -- are worth making a detour for.
The exterior of Berkeley’s Donkey & Goat winery is urban in the extreme. Its entrance sits behind steel doors in a concrete tilt-up building on Fourth Street, and the front door looks out on a parking lot. Interstate 80 is less than 1,000 feet away.
Berkeleyans will have the chance to dip their toes into the underground dining movement tonight as the first of a new wine club dinner series kicks off in a loft on Seventh Street.