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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.”

 

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 11:24

Beer Pick of the Week

Deschutes Swivelhead Picmonkey

Swivelhead Red

 

Deschutes Brewery

Bend, Oregon

Style: India style red ale

Alcohol: 6.5%

IBUs: 70

Serving style: 12-ounce bottles, kegs

Availability: Spring through August of 2017 in nationwide markets

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 16:55

Monterey County in Full Bloom

TASTE News Service, March 22, 2017 – From the magic purple carpet to a canyon of calla lilies, springtime is the perfect time to see spectacular, colorful displays of wildflowers throughout Monterey County.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 14:53

Wine Pick of the Week

2013 Fidelitas RedMountainCab Picmonkey

2013 Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

 

Fidélitas

Red Mountain (WA)

Alcohol: 14.1%

Suggested retail: $45

Sunday, 19 March 2017 23:03

Guinness Plus

By Dan Clarke

It was St. Patrick’s Day and I had been in an all-day seminar on growing winegrapes under extreme climate conditions.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 10:53

Beer Pick of the Week

Dogfish Head Biere de Provence Picmonkey

Bière de Provence

 

Dogfish Head Brewery

Milton, Delaware

Style: “Herbaceous Saison”

Alcohol: 8.3%

IBUs: 30

Serving Style: Bottles and kegs

Availability: Nationwide

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 10:33

Wine Pick of the Week

wbsangiorose Picmonkey

2016 Sangiovese Rosé

 

Waterbrook Winery

Columbia Valley

Alcohol: 13.3%

Suggested Retail: $12

Saturday, 11 March 2017 13:21

Rediscover Sundays with Presidio Picnic

TASTE News Service, March 13, 2017 — Presidio Picnic, San Francisco’s largest community picnic is back for the fifth season, beginning Sunday, March 19.

Friday, 10 March 2017 11:17

Explore Wine Regions on the Rise

TASTE News Service, March 10, 2017 — California’s dozens of scenic wine regions offer a wide variety of experiences and wines to enjoy.

Wednesday, 08 March 2017 11:22

Freemark Abbey Honors Female Founder

TASTE News Service, March 8, 2017 - Storied Napa Valley winery Freemark Abbey is honoring its female-led heritage on International Women’s Day, March 8, and throughout National Women’s History Month with a donation to Astia, a Silicon Valley founded non-profit organization dedicated to identifying and promoting best-in-class female high-growth entrepreneurs.

Monday, 06 March 2017 20:14

Wine Pick of the Week

Badger Mtn 2016 Cab S bottle Picmonkey

2016 Cabernet Sauvignon

 

Badger Mountain

Columbia Valley

Alcohol: 13.5%

Suggested Retail: $15.

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