Bob Rawson and Fred Dick take a serious, hands-on approach to the technical aspects of making food-friendly, reasonably priced wine.
Crush season means taking delivery of grapes, de-stemming and crushing them, by foot or machine, and getting the fermentation started.
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!
Covenant is making its first wine in Berkeley after moving from Napa — kosher, but not just for Jews says co-owner Jeff Morgan.
Berkeley greenlights new high-end restaurant for the Elmwood; also new to East Bay: Gogi Time and Tierra Mia Coffee.
Joining the drinks boom sweeping the East Bay, a new business focused on artisanal mead is set to open in west Berkeley’s “drinks district.”
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 […]
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 […]
Urbano Cellars is throwing a grad re-opening party on Feb. 4 to celebrate its move into its near headquarters on Fourth Street in Berkeley.
New on Center Street: Green Earth Café DOWNTOWN LOCAVORE New, as of yesterday, to Center Street’s “restaurant row”: the Green Earth Café & Bakery, which offers a “Local Organic Vegan Ethical Sustainable (L.O.V.E.S.)” menu using the principles of macrobiotics. Owners Barbara Johnston-Brown and Ciren Zhuoga are serving salads, soups, sandwiches, wraps, unigiri, burritos, tacos, and […]