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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, 13 December 2017 18:01

Kautz Family Golden

by Bob Highfill

The 44-pound Crown Jewel at Ironstone Family Vineyards is the largest piece of crystallized gold in existence today.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 11:36

Cali-Baja: San Diego's Culinary Identity

TASTE News Service, November 13, 2017 - With some of the country's most sought-after produce, easy access to fresh fish and crustaceans from the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez, and an unquestionable gastronomic influence from its proximity to Mexico, it is no wonder why San Diego has developed a culinary identity all its own.

Friday, 08 December 2017 14:16

A Barolo in America's Future?

By Darrell Corti

In California there is a small, almost ad-hoc group called the NEB, an acronym meaning Nebbiolo Enthusiasts and Boosters.

Thursday, 07 December 2017 00:22

Slow Food Awards Snail of Approval

TASTE News Service, December 7, 2017 - Fans of delicious food who are also concerned about social and environmental responsibility now have help when selecting a place to dine in Sonoma County — the new Snail of Approval honors.

Wednesday, 06 December 2017 13:56

10 Holiday Sounds in San Francisco

By Tyler Cohn

December 6, 2017 - The holidays are music to the ears of San Franciscans, figuratively and literally.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017 23:07

A Visit with Chef Marc Dym

 By Michael Eady

Marc Dym (pronounced “dim”) is the chef at the Little River Inn. Last week we told readers about the Little River Inn itself.

Friday, 24 November 2017 14:44

California's Fall Color

By Dan Clarke

Technically there are several more weeks of fall.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 17:44

Little River Inn’s Crab Pot Pie

 To celebrate Dungeness crab season we’ve obtained one of Chef Marc Dym’s favorite dishes you can try at home.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 15:53

Purple sweet potatoes are surprise

TASTE News Service, November 21, 2017 - Candied sweet potatoes – dripping with butter, brown sugar and pecans – or a casserole of mashed sweet potatoes smothered with toasted marshmallows are common sides on the Thanksgiving table.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 12:35

Winemaker's Son: Million-Dollar Heart!

TASTE News Service, November 14, 2017 -- It's been proven that red wine is good for the heart, and now it's even more heart-healthy.

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