Wine School: Revisiting Zinfandel from a Brawny Perspective (New York Times)

20 Under $20: Wines that Feed the Soul (New York Times)


The Return of Valdiguié (Wine & Spirits)

California Validiguié Comparison Tasting, BROC 92 Points (Wine & Spirits)

Wineaux: Risking my neck for the new rosés (Davis Enterprise)

Natural Wine Joins the Mainstream (Wine-Searcher)

California Chardonnays: Ripe for Rediscovery or Just Overripe? (The Wall Street Journal) 

“THERE IS NOTHING wrong with California Chardonnay—it’s just what some people do to it that’s wrong.” This quote came from a winemaker who happens to be getting it right: Chris Brockway of Broc Cellars, based in Berkeley, Calif. I’d called him after tasting a group of California Chardonnays, of which at least half had been disappointing or worse. Though Mr. Brockway’s 2018 Brea Chard ($20) was quite good, I couldn’t say the same for many others I tasted."

For American Wine Producers, Fear, Uncertainty and Hope (The New York Times)

The Tale of Broc Cellars (Roberson Wine)

Sommelier Roundtable: Where Are You at on Natural Wine? (Wine Spectator)

West Berkeley just became California's hub for natural wine (The Press, SF Chronicle)


Wine in a can? Yes you can! The best wines now come in the most convenient packages (Newsweek)

The Perfect Beach Wines, According to 14 Wine Experts (Grub Street)

How to upgrade your bar for summer (AskMen)

We asked 10 Sommeliers: What are you drinking on Father's Day? (VinePair)

Wineaux: Finding wines for a warming world (Davis Enterprise)

Hip, Homey Cafe Brings New Energy to Small Town Mendocino (Eater SF)

The Ultimate Guide to the Bay Area's Urban Wineries (The Bold Italic)

Want to go wine tasting? You can try more wine on a day trip to Berkeley than to Napa or Sonoma (Berkeleyside)

NYC's Top Natural Wine Destinations Are Now Making Their Own (Eater NY)

Make room on the table for California Cabernet Franc (Boston Globe)

Wineaux: Bribes, plastic and the wines of spring (Enterprise, Yolo County News)

Shake Shack brings it's Golden State double and other goodies to Larkspur (Marin Independent Journal)

The West Coast wine revolution (Financial Times)

Think of wine as seasonal (Star Tribune)

Wineaux: Discoveries of a wine missionary (Enterprise, Yolo County News)

The Hybrid Coffee Shop - Wine Bar is My Favorite Place to Drink Right Now (Bon Appetit)

Wine Made Easy: It's time to pay attention to the other Cabernet (Business World Online)

Top recommendations for Berkeley restaurant week 2019 (Berkeleyside)


Inside The First Bay Area Shake Shack; Now Open With Insane Lines (Eater SF)

Game Changer: Shake Shack Opening in Palo Alto (The Patch)

Once Lowly, Carignan Finds Favor in California (New York Times)

The Art of Winemaking on the Cheap (New York Times)

Top 30 California white wines for summer (Decanter)

Rosé all day in Benson on Sunday (Omaha Dines)

Master Sommelier David Keck recommends three rosés you should be drinking this summer (Houston Chronicle)

Eight American Sparkling Wines for a Festive Fourth of July (Bloomberg)

Broc Cellars: Berkeley’s Urban Winery Stays Connected With The Vines (Sprudge)

Valentine's Day Gifts For Her  (GQ)

Wine Review Petillant Natural (New York Times)


California Rhone (Fine Wine)

Great value California Reds (Decanter)

Mornings on KFOG: Wine Wednesday with Chris Brockway from Broc Cellars (RADIO)

Unexpected Wines From California (Mid-Sussex Times)

Eric Wareheim Wants His Chicken Double-Fried (Grub Street)

Take a Peek Inside Maker's Common (Berkeleyside)

To make delicious pours, these California winemakers trust their growers (Boston Globe)

Your next lesson: Thirst Quenchers (New York Times)

12 Wine Grapes Worth Discovering (New York Times)

Salt & Vine's Mattie Jackson Reveals Wine Trends for 2017 (Nashville Scene)

From Austrian to Albarino to Vermentino, spring white wines for your table (Los Angeles Times)

Mission Revival: State's first wine grape, circa 1760, rides again (San Francisco Chronicle)

Tasting Notes: Mission and Angelica (San Francisco Chronicle)


California taps into bright young things of harvest: Nouveau wines (San Francisco Chronicle)

And now for some red wines to pair with fall's bountiful food (Los Angeles Times)

A Changing Tide for California Zinfandel (Decanter)

The 20 Wines You Need to Drink This Fall (Bloomberg)

It's Harvest Time at Berkeley Wineries (Berkeleyside)


Best Domestic Wines of the Year (Serious Eats)

Top 10 Wines in the U.S. Press (The Drinks Business)

California wine, by the numbers (SF Chronicle)

Chenin Blanc Makes an Audacious U.S. Return (NY Times)

Champagne taste on a lemonade budget: How to drink like a king without breaking the bank (Noble Rot)

Warm Weather Essentials: 8 Awesome Rosé Wines to Drink Now (Serious Eats)

Zin Reincarnated: Can Young Vines Make Great Zin? (Wine & Spirits)


Top 100 Wines of 2014 (SF Chronicle)

Best-value reds under £30 (Decanter)

Against the Grain (Diablo Magazine)

Wine Learns a Thing or Two From Craft Beer (SF Chronicle)

A Sparkling Summer, More Casual than Champagne (SF Chronicle)

Is Pink the New White? A Complicated Era for Rosé (SF Chronicle)

Summer's Winners: 20 Wines for $20 (NY Times)

Fruit of the Bartered Vine (NY Times)

Sonoma Zin Shifts to its Classic Roots (SF Chronicle)


Top 100 Wines of 2013 (SF CHRONICLE)

California Wines Score Style Points (NY Times)

Urban winery with a singular vision (Berkeleyside)

7 Great California Rosés You Should Be Drinking Now  (Serious Eats)

Small Batch is the Second Coming of Local Wine (SF Weekly)

History underscores Zinfandel's new tack (SF Chronicle)

Carignane and beyond: revitalized reds (SF Chronicle)


Top 100 wines of 2012 (SF Chronicle)

Gamay finally finds its new world roots (SF Chronicle)

A Valdiguie by any other name... (Tasting Table)

Local Sommeliers Experiment with a New Breed of California Wines (7x7 Magazine)

5 Winemakers to Watch 2012 (SF Chronicle)

Winemakers and Sommeliers on Their 2012 Resolutions (Eater National)


Chronicle Top 100 Wines 2011 (SF Chronicle)

5 Wines to Get Buzzed On for Thanksgiving (Chow)

Three wine strategies for Thanksgiving dinner (SF Chronicle)

Drinking in fall's tastiest color change: harvest red wines (LA Times)

Are Organic And Biodynamic Wines Worth It? (Huff Post)

Chez Panisse's wines - a list that matches a legacy (SF Chronicle)

The Chronicle recommends: American Grenache (SF Chronicle)


Top 100 Wines 2010 (SF Chronicle)

Chris Brockway represents a new breed of winemaker helping to change California’s palate (Edible San Francisco)

Carignane Gets A Shot at Respect (SF Chronicle)

Robert Parker Review #144

Robert Parker Review #184

The Rhone Report #2

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