Bob Colarossi pours a glass of wine during the State of the City address at Hutchins Street Square in Lodi on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013.
Thursday, August 2, 2012 12:00 am
The London Olympics aren't even a week old, but there have been plenty of stories already — especially from the gymnastics world, where America's women cemented their place in history with team gold and the youthful men's squad took a tumble to fifth place.
Saturday, July 21, 2012 12:00 am
When the London Olympics get underway next week, Lodi winemaker Bob Colarossi won’t just be attending as a spectator.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 12:00 am
What happens when winemakers combine science with nature's given course? That's what 40 wine experts aimed to find out Tuesday at a Juice and Wine Phenolics seminar presented by Steven Price of ETS Laboratories.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 12:00 am
Viñedos Aurora, one of Lodi's newest brands, is also one of
Lodi's hottest. First, and most importantly, the quality of Viñedos
Aurora wines is impeccable: a purplish power-packed yet finely
chiseled Petite Sirah; a dreamily balanced and multi-scented
Cabernet Sauvignon/Tempranillo/Merlot blend called Síntesis; and a
light, minerally, whippersnapper of a dry white made from the
Thursday, January 12, 2012 12:00 am
A three-year investigation into the work of a University of
Connecticut researcher who focused on the health benefits of
resveratrol — a chemical in red wine — found 145 instances of
From left: Nick Siketos, co-owner of Estate Crush; Catherine
Wetmore and Bob Wetmore, owners of Grands Amis; and Ali Colarossi
and Bob Colarossi, co-owners of Estate Crush, are partnering
together to feature Grands Amis wines at Estate Crush. Grands Amis
will also move production to Estate Crush.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 12:00 am
Grands Amis Winery announced Tuesday that it is officially
partnering with Estate Crush, and that all Grands Amis wines will
now be available in the recently opened Estate Crush tasting
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 12:00 am
Despite its decades-old presence in the Lodi area among
grape-growers, ETS Laboratories decided they just were not close
enough with their clients.
Congressman Jerry McNerney listens as Bob Colarossi of Estate
Crush gives a tour of the building Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011.
Bob Colarossi, of Estate Crush, opens a roll-top door while
giving Congressman Jerry McNerney a tour of the building on
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011.
Congressman Jerry McNerney listens as Bob Colarossi, of Estate
Crush, gives a tour of the building on Wednesday, Aug. 17,
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 3:10 pm
What started as a loan through the U.S. Small-Business
Administration in 2009 will culminate in a Downtown Lodi business
opening up its tasting room in three to five weeks.
Tianna Munoz, right, pours wine for Roger Nicholas during an open house at Estate Crush on Wednesday. The owners of Estate Crush, Ali an Bob Colarossi and Nick and Sandy Sikeotis, held the event to thank their 60 clients. Estate Crush is a custom-crush facility that specializes in small-lot, boutique wines. The company is located in a 13,000 square-foot complex with humidity-controlled barrel storage and on-site quality control testing lab. Growers can crush, ferment, barrel, store, blend and bottle with the business.
Friday, November 13, 2009 12:00 am
Walt Disney, Shirley MacLaine and ancient Chinese proverbs were
quoted at Thursday's State of the City address as Mayor Larry
Hansen told the crowd that although times are tough, Lodi's glass
is not half-empty.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 10:00 pm
Located at the corner of Lockeford and Sacramento streets,
Estate Crush is giving Lodi something revolutionary: a custom crush
winemaking facility within the city limits.
Friday, May 15, 2009 10:00 pm
Perhaps you own a vineyard but don't have the cash to build a
Nick Sikeotis, left, his wife, Sandy, Ali Liebich and Bob Colarossi toast to their new business called Estate Crush on Friday. The custom crush winery offers all winemaking services from crushing to barrel storage. (Jennifer M. Howell/News-Sentinel)