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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.”

 

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 14:50

Humpback Whales in SF Bay

TASTE News Service, August 16, 2017 - This summer, Humpback whales have been spotted frequently around the Golden Gate Bridge and the western waters of San Francisco Bay.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 14:21

Wine Pick of the Week

Ch Montelena Zin Picmonkey

2014 Calistoga Zinfandel

 

Chateau Montelena Winery

Calistoga

Alcohol: 14.5%

Suggested Retail: $39

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 14:11

Beer Pick of the Week

Deschutes Hopzeit Picmonkey

Hopzeit Autumn IPA

 

Deschutes

Bend, Oregon

Alcohol: 7%

IBUs: 60

Serving style: 12-ounce bottles

Availability: Seasonal--August through October nationwide

Monday, 14 August 2017 20:25

Remembering Dennis Martin

Mendocino County, Ca., August 14, 2017 — It is with a heavy heart that I share news that longtime Fetzer Vineyards winemaker, Dennis Martin, passed away yesterday following a battle with cancer.

Wednesday, 09 August 2017 09:45

Wine Pick of the Week

Rosa dell Olmo Barbera dAsti Picmonkey

2015 Barbera d’Asti D.O.C.G.

 

Rosa dell Olmo

Asti, Italy

Alcohol: 13%

Suggested Retail: $5.99

Monday, 07 August 2017 18:30

Revisiting The Crocker

by Lindsey Adams

Sacramento, August 8, 2017 – I was born and raised in Sacramento. I love this city, but sometimes I forget just how great some of our landmarks are.

TASTE News Service, August 5, 2017 — From an unlikely partnership between lawyer Cesare Isotta and car enthusiasts Vincenzo, Antonio and Oreste Fraschini, came Italy’s most opulent automobile brand: Isotta Fraschini (Ee-So-ta fra-Skee-nee).

Wednesday, 02 August 2017 14:38

Time to Celebrate Farmers Markets

By Mary Wilbur

Have you noticed how good your produce is looking lately?

Tuesday, 01 August 2017 18:36

Drink Steam Week Returns

TASTE News Service, August 1, 2017 – Anchor Brewing Company will once again celebrate America's first craft beer, Anchor Steam Beer, with the return of Drink Steam Week August 13-20, 2017.

Monday, 31 July 2017 17:12

Stargaze Under a “Dark Sky”

TASTE News Service, July 31, 2017 — Visitors can enjoy unmatched stargazing opportunities in Greater Palm Springs and its surrounding deserts, thanks to two International Dark Sky Places and a state-of-the-art observatory set to open in 2018.

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