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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.”

 

Friday, 17 February 2017 13:34

What's New in Sonoma County

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.

Friday, 17 February 2017 12:45

Wine Pick of the Week

Affentaler Spatburgunder 2015 Picmonkey

2015 Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir)

 

Affentaler Winzergenossenschaft Böhl

Baden, Germany

Alcohol: 12.5%

Suggested Retail: $17-20

Friday, 17 February 2017 12:36

Beer Pick of the Week

Chuckanut kolsch

Kölsch

 

Chuckanut Brewery

Bellingham, WA

Style: Blonde, top-fermented ale

Alcohol: 4.5%

IBU: 20

Serving style: Kegs only

Availability: Good dist. In western WA, some in rest of state

Wednesday, 08 February 2017 19:54

Santa Barbara Names Official Drink

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.

Monday, 06 February 2017 11:17

Autorama Returns to Cal Expo

TASTE News Service, February 6 2017 –A premier event in the world of hot rods and custom cars celebrates its 67th edition this month.

Friday, 03 February 2017 19:06

Crux Creates PCT Porter

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.

Saturday, 28 January 2017 18:47

Simple, Roasted Beets

Recipe and Food Photography by Andrea Branchini

Beets beat to the sound of their own drum. They are a vegetable unlike any other.

Saturday, 28 January 2017 18:37

Wine Pick of the Week

Dry Creek Vineyard 2016 CheninBlanc Picmonkey

2016 Dry Chenin Blanc

 

Dry Creek Vineyard

Clarksburg

Alcohol: 13%

Suggested Retail: $15

Saturday, 28 January 2017 18:25

Beer Pick of the Week

New Belgium Accumulation Picmonkey

Accumulation

 

New Belgium Brewing

Ft. Collins, CO

Style: White IPA

Alcohol: 6.2%

IBUs: 55

Serving Style: 12-ounce bottles and kegs

Availability: Seasonal--winter

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 12:57

Michael David donates to the Animals

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.

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