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Taste News Service

Dan Clarke

 

Dan Clarke has been writing about wine, food and travel since 1984 when he founded the Foothill Wine Press, a bi-monthly tabloid. After a year, that publication evolved into the California Wine Press, a monthly consumer magazine which he published and edited for seven years.

 

In 1993 Dan created California Wine and Food, a four-color slick which was distributed to trade buyers around the world. Its editorial ran in English and in the first language of many of the readers (Spanish, French, German and Chinese). The venture was a critical success, but not a financial one. After publishing for a year-and-a-half, he folded the magazine, resurrecting the title several years later as an internet-only publication.

 

A third-generation Californian, Dan has enjoyed travel to many other wine producing regions in the United States and in Europe. He has enjoyed seeing the ancient winemaking methods in the Georgian region of Kakheti as well as the newest green and sustainable efforts closer to home. As editorof Taste California Travel he'll contribute a column here or there (maybe he'll even learn to call them blogs), but prefers to view his role as that of a “convener of talent.”

 

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 22:21

Wine Pick of the Week

Dry Creek Vnyd 2014 Merlot bottle Picmonkey

2014 Merlot

 

Dry Creek Vineyard

Dry Creek Valley

Alcohol: 14.5%

Suggested Retail: $26

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 20:38

16 SF Performances To Spark Romance

By Dan Rosenbaum

San Francisco is the perfect place to spark romance, especially if you surprised your special someone with a trip to the City by the Bay.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 14:28

The Old Bartender Blues

The Old Bartender Blues 2 Picmonkey

A Day in the Life of Maurice Amzallag is ultimately a story about a state of mind of being an octogenarian who is 84 years young and actively bartending.

Sunday, 16 April 2017 15:12

Paso Uncorked: Gone Fishin'

By Jennifer Porter

With the start of fishing season, meet a few of Paso Robles Wine Country’s avid fishermen.

By Tyler Cohn

San Francisco is known for its scenery and its topography. The hills of our city, numbering more than 40, have determined so much about the way people live in San Francisco and the urban landscape. Where else would the cable car have been invented?

Sunday, 16 April 2017 11:12

Wine Pick of the Week

MiaBeaChardonnay Picmonkey

2015 Chardonnay

 

Mia Bea

Mendocino

Alcohol: 14.2%

Suggested Retail: $22

Saturday, 15 April 2017 20:53

Beer Pick of the Week

Deschutes Hop Slice Picmonkey

Hop Slice Summer Ale

 

Deschutes Brewery

Bend, Oregon

Style: light ale

Alcohol: 5%

IBUs: 35

Serving style: 12-ounce bottles

Availability: Seasonal-May to August

Monday, 10 April 2017 12:53

The World’s Greatest Restaurants

by Dan Clarke

New York City’s Eleven Madison Park is the best restaurant in the world. It was deemed such by an organization named World’s 50 Best Restaurants last Wednesday in Melbourne, Australia.

TASTE News Service, April 9, 2017 – Iconic Napa Valley winery Grgich Hills Estate is releasing a 40th Anniversary Chardonnay celebrating their first four decades.

Sunday, 09 April 2017 14:21

Woodland To Host Honey Festival

TASTE News Service, April 10, 2017 - On Saturday, May 6th, 2017 the historic northern California town of Woodland will become the hub of all things honey as it hosts the inaugural California Honey Festival, with Mead as a central theme.

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