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…