Deschutes announces Roanoke, Virginia as East Coast brewery locale

Deschutes Brewery has announced their long-awaited decision of where to build East Coast brewery. The Bend, Oregon brewery planned the expansion once their distribution footprint reached the Atlantic states (they currently sell in 28 states and D.C.). After researching hundreds of potential locations, they decided on Roanoke, Virginia. “We started Deschutes Brewery when craft beer wasn’t burgeoning and … [ Read more]

Napa Valley pioneer Peter Mondavi dies at 101

Peter Mondavi Sr., president of the Charles Krug Winery in Napa Valley, died last Saturday at the age of 101. Peter was born to Italian immigrants Cesare and Rosa Mondavi in Virginia, Minnesota in 1914. His first job in the wine trade was nailing together crates for his father’s grape shipping business during Prohibition. The family bought the Krug Winery in … [ Read more]