Frances Dinkelspiel

Frances Dinkelspiel is an award-winning journalist and co-founder of Berkeleyside. Author of the acclaimed book Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman Created California, her new book Tangled Vines, focuses on the underbelly of the wine world, including a 2005 arson fire that destroyed 4.5 million bottles of fine California wine worth more than $250 million.