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Taste News Service

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.”

 

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 11:01

Beer Pick of the Week

North Coast Pranquester Picmonkey

Pranqster

 

North Coast Brewing

Ft. Bragg, CA

Style: Belgian style golden ale

Alcohol: 7.6%

IBUs: 20

Serving style: bottles (12 oz and 750ml) and kegs

Availability: Year-round throughout West Coast

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 16:17

Mendo For Mushrooms, Wine & Beer

TASTE News Service, October 17, 2017 - As the flavors of fall arrive in Northern California's Mendocino County so does the annual crop of coveted candy cap, chanterelle, porcini and hedgehog mushrooms.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 10:06

Paso’s Football Players

by Chesea Modlin

We’re in the thick of the 2017 football season and many wine fans are following their favorite teams.

Thursday, 12 October 2017 13:35

California Fall Color Report - October 12

By John Poimiroo

Although high winds had tragic consequences, spreading wildfires across large areas of Northern California, they had little effect on fall color, except at the highest elevations where peaking trees lost their color.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 23:48

Big Crush 2017

By Dan Clarke

When I first started visiting the Shenandoah Valley of California, there were wineries, but not nearly so many.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 14:14

San Francisco Is 2017’s Best Foodie City

TASTE News Service, October 11, 2017 - With October 16 being World Food Day and restaurant prices rising, the personal-finance website WalletHub has just released its report on 2017’s Best Foodie Cities in America.

Thursday, 05 October 2017 18:12

A Visit to the Niello Concours d'Elegance

By Dan Clarke

Music was playing as I walked onto the lawn. It wasn’t a live band, but the sound system was good enough that I couldn’t be sure.

Wednesday, 04 October 2017 23:18

Vintners Walk on the Wild Side

Editor’s note: Wine Institute shared this visit with the owners of Ramona Ranch Vineyards & Winery in San Diego County. Their questions of Teri Kerns appear in italic type.

Dreaming of a rural life in horse country, Teri Kerns and Micole Moore bought 10 acres in Ramona, just northeast of San Diego, in 2004.

Wednesday, 04 October 2017 18:28

New Lodge to Open at Presidio

TASTE News Service, October 4, 2017 - The Presidio Trust has announced that in summer 2018 it will open its second hotel – Lodge at the Presidio in Presidio national park.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 01:39

Fleet Week Set for San Francisco

TASTE News Service, September 27, 2017 – Fleet Week, San Francisco’s annual salute to the U.S. Navy, will be celebrated October 1st through the 9th this year.

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