Latest Concannon Vineyard Stories

2010-11-15 13:41:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Great wine at an economical price is the focus of The Wine Trials 2011 by Robin Goldstein, Alexis Herschkowitsch and Tyce Walters. The book offers great ideas for this holiday season. For example, dispel the myth that you have to purchase a sparkler from Champagne to enjoy a top-flight bubbly. J.P. Chenet is not only the world's best-selling French wine brand, but produces a fantastic sparkler that costs 25% or less than most of its higher rent...

2010-01-14 09:05:00

2009 Sustainable Winegrowing Progress Report Also Released SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA), established by Wine Institute and the California Association of Winegrape Growers, announced today the introduction of a statewide certification program that provides third-party verification of a winery or vineyard's adherence to a "process of continuous improvement" in the adoption and implementation of sustainable...

2008-07-14 12:00:39

By Pat Craig, The Oakland Tribune, Calif. Jul. 14--Wild laughter launched Livermore Shakespeare Festival's opening night in its plush new digs at Concannon Vineyards. The company demonstrated an eagerness to bite the Bard that feeds it by starting the new season with the American debut of an updated version of the Reduced Shakespeare Company's spoof, "The Complete Works of William Shakespere (abridged) (revised)." "(Abridged)" was reworked by the show's original authors, Adam Long,...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'