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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, 04 October 2017 23:18

Vintners Walk on the Wild Side

Editor’s note: Wine Institute shared this visit with the owners of Ramona Ranch Vineyards & Winery in San Diego County. Their questions of Teri Kerns appear in italic type.

Dreaming of a rural life in horse country, Teri Kerns and Micole Moore bought 10 acres in Ramona, just northeast of San Diego, in 2004.

Wednesday, 04 October 2017 18:28

New Lodge to Open at Presidio

TASTE News Service, October 4, 2017 - The Presidio Trust has announced that in summer 2018 it will open its second hotel – Lodge at the Presidio in Presidio national park.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 01:39

Fleet Week Set for San Francisco

TASTE News Service, September 27, 2017 – Fleet Week, San Francisco’s annual salute to the U.S. Navy, will be celebrated October 1st through the 9th this year.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 00:31

First Two Greek Varietals in California

By Darrell Corti

When was the last time you could say that you were at the “first” of anything?

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 23:47

The Old West Returns to Mariposa

TASTE News Service, September 27, 2017 - One of the best preserved and well-known Gold Rush towns in the Sierra Nevadas is gearing up for its annual festival, celebrating the life, times, music and food of their pioneer founders.

TASTE News Service, September 20, 2017 -- Most Californians don’t believe it.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 19:03

Barbera Fans Head for Amador

By Dan Clarke

It wasn’t Asti. It wasn’t Alba.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 10:48

Wine Pick of the Week

Spottswood SB bottle shot Picmonkey

2016 Sauvignon Blanc

 

Spottswoode Est. Vnyd & Winery

Napa Valley (40%)/Sonoma Mtn (60%)

Alcohol: 14.2%

Suggested Retail: $38

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 11:41

Compline Opens in Downtown Napa

Compline owners smallCompline co-owners Ryan Stetins and Matt Stamp

TASTE News Service, September 13, 2017 -- Compline, a combination of wine bar, restaurant and retail wine shop, has opened in downtown in the city of Napa.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 09:57

Bristol Bay Harvests 37 Million Sockeye

TASTE News Service, September 13, 2017 -- Bristol Bay, Alaska, which is home to the largest wild sockeye salmon fishery in the world, yielded a harvest of over 37 million sockeye salmon this year.

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