March 5, 1997
David Gallo, 57, one of four co-presidents of the E&J Gallo Winery. As elder son of the prominent vintner Ernest Gallo, he was the heir apparent to the family business. David Gallo had been in charge of the marketing department and shared the co-president title with brother Joseph Gallo, brother-in-law Jim Coleman and cousin Bob Gallo. Co-founder Ernest Gallo said that his son had "contributed enormously" to the winery's success as a Fortune 500 company.
May 3, 1993 |
Wine baron Julio Gallo, who along with his brother Ernest founded what is now the largest winery in the world, was killed Sunday when his Jeep plunged off a remote, hilltop road on his son's ranch in San Joaquin County. He was 83. Julio Gallo--whose personal fortune was believed to exceed $300 million--was the winemaker half of the lucrative sibling partnership who parlayed a small family business into a company that sells one of every four bottles of wine in the United States.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1988
Henry Mayo Drive near Val Verde was reopened to traffic Tuesday morning nearly 12 hours after an accident involving three tractor-trailer trucks injured three men and littered the roadway with paper bags and manure, the California Highway Patrol reported. All lanes of the roadway, also known as California 126, were closed near Indian Dunes Park between 7 p.m. Monday and 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, said Officer Ralph Elvira.
February 12, 1999 |
Having a Cow: Why does Gallo Cattle Co. keep losing its 1st Amendment lawsuit? . . . It's probably the cheese! The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a judge's order dismissing Gallo's suit against the California Milk Advisory Board. The cattle company, a partnership owned by Joseph Gallo and his son Michael, had claimed its free-speech rights were violated because the firm was forced under state law to contribute to the Real California Cheese advertising campaign.
February 9, 1988 |
Joseph Gallo, the elder statesman of the nation's largest crime family, today was fined $380,000 and sentenced to prison for 10 years--a term the judge called "essentially a life sentence." Gallo, 76, the Gambino crime family consigliere, sat with eyes half-closed and lips pursed in federal court as the sentence for racketeering was announced. U.S. District Judge Jack B.
March 11, 1993 |
Let's face it. We all love a bit of gossip and scandal. Who isn't willing to lend an ear when neighborhood or workplace tales about some peculiar "goings-on" surface? And an entire industry thrives on gossip about the rich and famous. Therefore, Turner Home Entertainment has just issued two big-budget videos, "Charles & Diana: A Palace Divided" and "Fergie & Andrew: Behind the Palace Doors."
April 4, 2008 |
When Liu Lan entertains clients at her Shanghai cosmetics shop, she pulls out a jug of Gallo's Carlo Rossi red wine. "The taste is fresh and it's easy to get used to," said Liu, 32, who thinks the big bottle "looks special, different from other wines." The cosmetics shop in crowded Shanghai represents just how much has changed since Ernest and Julio Gallo founded E.& J. Gallo Winery in an industrial section of rural Modesto after Prohibition ended in 1933. With annual sales of $3.
April 11, 1993 |
Back in the 1960s, a couple of college students could make themselves a pretty decent dinner for about a buck-and-a-half--49 cents for a pound of ground beef or a package of chicken thighs, 49 cents for some lettuce or potatoes and 49 cents for a screw-top bottle of good old E. & J. Gallo Hearty Burgundy. It was the wine that made the meal, of course.
March 1, 2010 |
Central California is home to nearly 1.6 million dairy cows and their manure -- up to 192 million pounds per day. It's a mountain of waste and a potential environmental hazard. But for dairyman John Fiscalini, the dung on his farm is renewable gold: He's converting it into electricity. At his farm outside Modesto, a torrent of water washes across the barn's concrete floor several times a day, flushing tons of manure away from his herd of fuzzy-faced Holsteins and into nearby tanks.
February 29, 2008 |
With the declining value of the U.S. dollar and increasing wine sales overseas, Charles Shaw wine, an American favorite, may seem in some places more like "One-Buck Chuck." That's because the low value of the dollar is starting to turn California wines into bargains abroad. 2007 was a vintage year for wine exports, which grew by almost 9% to a record $951 million, the Wine Institute, the industry's main trade group, said Thursday. California wineries make 95% of the U.S. wine sold abroad.