In those days, many Italian immigrants fermented wine in their basement and there are stories of old-timers getting them out and pouring them on the fire.
"Aaron Peskin" is a former member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. He was first elected to the Board in 2000, and was re-elected in 2004. In January 2005, his colleagues elected him President of the Board. In the period 2008-2012, he was head of the San Francisco Democratic Party (United States)/Democratic Party Central Committee.More Aaron Peskin on Wikipedia.