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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, 18 July 2017 16:44

Wine Pick of the Week

MTCHBK Rose Picmonkey

2016 Rosé of Tempranillo



Dunnigan Hills (CA)

Alcohol: 13.9%

Suggested Retail: $12

Sunday, 29 November -0001 18:00

Things to Know About the Gaslamp Quarter

TASTE News Service, July 12, 2017 – One of San Diego’s most notable attractions is their Gaslamp Quarter.

Sunday, 29 November -0001 18:00

Wine Pick of the Week

ferrari brut Picmonkey

Ferrari Brut N/V



Alcohol: 12.5%

Suggested Retail: $25

Sunday, 29 November -0001 18:00

Beer Steps into Sonoma Spotlight

TASTE News Service, July 12, 2017 - The emphasis on quality and craftsmanship that makes Sonoma County renowned for its fine wines holds equally true for its artisanal breweries and beer pubs.

Tuesday, 04 July 2017 14:39

TASTE Tastes Some Cider

By Dan Clarke with Karen Lewis

Ciders have been around quite a while.

Tuesday, 04 July 2017 13:35

Wine Pick of the Week

Herzog SR Lake Cty Cab Picmonkey

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon


Herzog Wine Cellars

Lake County

Alcohol: 15%

Suggested retail: $44

Monday, 26 June 2017 16:40

What to Know Before You Go

TASTE News Service, June 27, 2017 - Located in Northern California just a short drive north of San Francisco, Sonoma County offers a delightful blend of stunning scenery, urban sophistication, agriculture, small-town charm, outdoor adventure, and the food and wine that make this region famous.

Monday, 26 June 2017 16:06

Wine Pick of the Week

“We’ve been fans of the wines of Dry Creek Vineyard for some time. Today’s ‘Pick’ is a wine we’ve written about several times over the years. However, each time has been a different vintage and, even in California, there can be variations from year to year."

Monday, 26 June 2017 15:37

Indian Cuisine Diabetes Cookbook

Indian Cuisine Cover FINAL Picmonkey

By May Abraham Fridel

American Diabetes Assn., 2017

ISBN: 978-1-58040-599-7

Soft cover, 258 pages $19.95

Monday, 26 June 2017 15:25

Some Spirits Reviews

Citadelle Gin Picmonkey

TASTE News Service, June 26, 2017 - At Taste publications we’ve always run wine reviews and in recent years have added beer reviews.

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