There are now eight wineries in a two-block area in West Berkeley, with four others just a few hundred feet away.
Crush season means taking delivery of grapes, de-stemming and crushing them, by foot or machine, and getting the fermentation started.
A new Italian-American style deli to West Oakland, a new brewery to North Oakland, and lots of delicious-sounding dinners and food events for you this week.
At a preliminary hearing discussion centered on whether wine was stolen or taken legitimately by three former employees of the West Berkeley winery.
The Berkeley winery’s owners were devastated to discover that former employees may have embezzled as much as $70,490 worth of wine.
Covenant is making its first wine in Berkeley after moving from Napa — kosher, but not just for Jews says co-owner Jeff Morgan.
Visitors to Crush 2011 enjoy sipping wine at sunset. Photo: Berkeley Chamber of Commerce Crush, the annual East Bay wine and food festival, takes place this Sunday, Nov. 11, and, incredibly, the gourmet get-together is marking its 17th year in Berkeley. OFFER: Berkeleyside has four Crush tickets (worth $50 each) to give away to our […]
Jared Brandt holds a container with Syrah grapes from El Dorado County. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel Jared Brandt, the co-owner and winemaker of Donkey & Goat on Fifth Street in Berkeley, isn’t getting much sleep these days. It is harvest time all around California, and Brandt and his co-workers have spent hours driving to El Dorado […]
Tagging on the wall of 1360 Fifth Street, home to solar testing lab PVEL. Photo: Tracey Taylor Following an underground graffiti event that drew thousands of people to a vacant west Berkeley warehouse on Saturday, September 8, many buildings in the area were tagged leaving their owners and local residents dismayed. The event, called “Special […]
MORE TO DRINK IN THE DRINKS DISTRICT The San Francisco Chronicle named Chris Brockway A Winemaker to Watch in January and named his 2009 Broc Cellars Vine Star California Red one of the top wines of 2011. Now Brockway is opening a tasting room at Broc Cellars at 805 Camelia St. on weekends from noon to […]
Thirty-six years ago, the mayor of Bogatá, Colombia had a novel idea. He wanted to close some of the city streets on Sundays to give bicycle riders, roller skaters and pedestrians a chance to enjoy the city in a different way. The street closure was a huge hit, and over the years the concept has […]
Center Street parking garage. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel CASHIERS NO MORE Laz Parking, which operates Berkeley’s three parking facilities, is installing prepay ticket machines in all of its garages, which should help eliminate that long backup of cars waiting to get out of the Center Street garage after a play or concert. Patrons can also just use […]