Wine news January 10th, 2014

San Francisco Chronicle reports of former football coach Dick Vermeil's expansion of his downtown Napa tasting room to become a late night experience.

Tom Wark asks will legalizing marijuana impact wine sales? looks at whether major wine importers are being unscrupulous in their dealings in China.

Decanter looks at whether a bumper grape crop in California will lead to pricing wars.

Winesearcher reports on how the recent helicopter crash in Bordeaux that killed a Chinese billionaire may have been the work of militants. Winesearcher also looks at the strangest wine accessories.

The Press Democrat reports on the relaunch of the Wine Tasting Network a wine eCommerce company that was beset with problems when it's CEO was charged with embezzeling $1 million.

In the Wine Spectator a Rioja winemaker who is turning wine barrels into art and charging $1,600 for each of them.