Tag Archives: Santa Rosa

• Sonoma County wineries’ leftovers transformed into snack food

Sonoma County wineries’ leftovers transformed into snack food

A new snack food is the first product shipped on a mass scale containing “flour” made from the milled seeds and skins of Sonoma County wine grapes. Wild California Crisps are the creation of a Santa Rosa company that won recognition at this winter’s Fancy Food Show in San Francisco. The company recently began shipping […]

• The craft of barrel-aged beer

The craft of barrel-aged beer

One of craft beer’s biggest trends of recent years is the explosion of barrel-aged beers hitting the shelves and taps. These complex and often potent brews require extra care and time to produce, and it seems that craft brewers enjoy making them as much as beer lovers enjoy drinking them. Barrel aging is a way […]

• Beginner drinkers get a crush on sweet red wines. Guess you have to start somewhere.

Beginner drinkers get a crush on sweet red wines. Guess you have to start somewhere.

Adler Fels Winery in Santa Rosa got the call about two years ago. “Can you make us a private label wine that can compete with Llano Estacado?” asked the caller. Llano, a Texas winery, was killing a competitor with a new category that was selling faster in the state than a cattle stampede. The Lubbock […]

• With Jess Jackson gone, what’s next for winery?

With Jess Jackson gone, what’s next for winery?

Although Jess Jackson, founder of Kendall-Jackson, had announced his retirement from his billion-dollar wine enterprise years before he died Thursday at 81, he was still calling the shots. And he was still adding to the business. The Santa Rosa company was his to run. Whether it was introducing a wine to the market, acquiring a […]

• Business class airline wine: Keep that airsickness bag handy

Business class airline wine: Keep that airsickness bag handy

Dan Berger is a professional wine writer who flies so often that he usually drinks for free at 36,000 feet. His beverage of choice? Heineken. The problem with wine on most U.S. airlines, Berger said, is that it is bad, terrible, pitiful. And any frequent business traveler knows the importance of a fine beverage while […]

• Ground-breaking study measures carbon in Fetzer Vineyards

Ground-breaking study measures carbon in Fetzer Vineyards

A new study of carbon sequestration on 1,322 acres of Fetzer Vineyards vineyard and wild land in Mendocino County could make the chemical element a huge resource for the wine industry under California’s evolving greenhouse-gas emissions accounting system. Owners of vineyard property should get carbon-capturing credit for leaving parts of the property undeveloped for soil-friendly […]

• Napa Valley brewery and wineries file bankruptcy

Napa Valley brewery and wineries file bankruptcy

Two Napa wineries and a brewery have filed for bankruptcy protection, while pursuing plans to recover and continue business operations. The limited liability company that formed Napa Smith Brewery and Winery filed for Chapter 7 business bankruptcy protection on Sept. 22. On Sept. 10, in a separate filing, Frazier Winery, located on Rapp Lane in […]