Taste News Service
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.”
TASTE News Service, February 17, 2016 — Exploring the back roads of Sonoma County, California, may bring you nose to snout with one of its newest residents: a 12-ton mechanical boar named Lord Snort, guarding the entrance to Soda Rock Winery.
2015 Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir)
Affentaler Winzergenossenschaft Böhl
Suggested Retail: $17-20
Style: Blonde, top-fermented ale
Serving style: Kegs only
Availability: Good dist. In western WA, some in rest of state
TASTE News Service, February 9, 2017 — Results of the inaugural “Official Drink of Santa Barbara” craft cocktail contest are in, and the winner is “Ginspiration Point” by Alcazar Tapas Bar.
TASTE News Service, February 6 2017 –A premier event in the world of hot rods and custom cars celebrates its 67th edition this month.
By Mark Larabee
It makes sense that the folks at Crux Fermentation Project, a popular small-batch brewery in central Oregon, felt a kinship to the Pacific Crest Trail.
Recipe and Food Photography by Andrea Branchini
Beets beat to the sound of their own drum. They are a vegetable unlike any other.
2016 Dry Chenin Blanc
Dry Creek Vineyard
Suggested Retail: $15
New Belgium Brewing
Ft. Collins, CO
Style: White IPA
Serving Style: 12-ounce bottles and kegs
TASTE News Service, January 25, 2017 -- Michael David Winery is donating $25,000 to PAWS (The Performing Animal Welfare Society) in hopes that it will bring awareness and education to this great organization.