Wine Spectator Features Klassen’s Big Mouth Red in their article “Golden State Values under $25”

April 24, 2013

While high production costs make low-priced versions from the marquee Napa Valley appellation rare, values from other major regions are plentiful if you know where to look. We combed through recent tastings and found more than 100 California wines, with the bold, fruit forward flavors that California is known for, that offer quality at a fair price. Each of the wines scored 85 points or higher on the Wine Spectator 100-point scale, and not one costs more than $25 a bottle. Read more…

San Francisco Chronicle Article

March 18, 2013

2010 Klassen The Big Mouth Calaveras County Red ($15, 14.4%): We need more wines like this one from Brian Klassen, in Murphys.  Predominantly Syrah, with Grenache and Mourvedre, it’s a reminder of what a spot  like Calaveras can do so well – an affordable, deeply pleasing table blend. Inky  and meaty, with a tannic chew and dried-hay savoriness to its charred plum  flavors. Read more…

Central City Brewers + Distillers Steps up for Autism

March 11, 2013

Central City Brewers + Distillers (CCBD) announce their inaugural program dedicated to raise $75,000 for autism. Funds go directly to Canucks Autism Network (CAN) and Autism Spectrum Disorders Canadian-American Research Consortium (ASD-CARC). The program includes a limited release of CCBD’s award-winning Imperial IPA, in which $5 per bottle goes to ASD-CARC. Sales from limited edition glassware, from Central City’s retail operations, and from the inaugural Auction & Dinner will go to CAN. Read more…