Also, the first paper wine bottle, all in our weekly roundup of wine news.
Also, Sonoma's Simi Winery is celebrating 135 years.
Also, a purse for carrying boxed wine.
It's a new kind of handbag for the drunker variety of real housewife.
Mark Lugo has been in jail in S.F. since July, and will now face charges in New York too.
Also, the Russians have agreed to stop using the word "Champagne."
Also, the awkwardly named Flavor! Napa Valley event kicks off in a month.
They've swapped a Tenderloin alley for a FiDi alley.
We're not quite LOLing, but it's cute.
Chateau Montelena opens an S.F. outpost.
Also, San Francisco's trash is turning into fertilizer for wine country.
Also, climate change could spell doom for about half of California's current wine-growing regions.
Also, more wineries are offering hands-on wine-making experiences.
Plus: Those smarties at Cornell have figured out a cheap way to check sulfur levels in grapes.
Also, the NYT panel tastes the wonders of blaufränkisch.
"Whatever happened to wine bars? ... Wine bars were sexy, but the shizzle faded when we all started talking about cocktails. Now everybody's talking about beer, and the wine bar? No longer cool. Some guy from Craigslist tells you to...
She was also a chef at Chez Panisse for five years.
The new name is a little more web-searchable, and it will be more of a wine tasting facility.
And Coppola's big "winery park" in Sonoma is still going strong.