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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 September 2017 09:40

Beer Pick of the Week

Sullly beer Picmonkey

Sully

 

21st Amendment Brewery

San Francisco

Style: Mexican lager

Alcohol: 4.8%

IBUs: 19

Serving style: kegs and 12-oz cans

Availability: Year-round

Wednesday, 06 September 2017 13:27

Beer Pick of the Week

Sierra Nevada Summerfest Picmonkey 2

Summerfest

 

Sierra Nevada Brewery

Chico, CA

Style: Lager

Alcohol: 5%

IBUs: 28

Serving Style: 12-ounce bottles, kegs

Availability: Seasonal in most of the U.S.

Monday, 04 September 2017 16:31

Santa Barbara Event Benefits Arthritis

TASTE News Service, September 4, 2017 — The Arthritis Foundation Central Coast has named wine pioneer Doug Margerum, owner and director of winemaking at Margerum Wine Company as Honorary Lead Vintner for its 36th Annual Taste of the Town Santa Barbara.

Monday, 04 September 2017 15:33

Rail Museum Links with Smithsonian

by Alyssa Green

With Sacramento's rich railroading history, it's only fitting that the California State Railroad Museum, located in historic Old Sacramento, begins an affiliation with the Smithsonian Institution.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 21:09

Cakebread's Green Thumb

Napa Valley, August 30, 2017 - Brian Streeter has been a chef at Napa Valley's Cakebread Cellars for almost 30 years and is now the winery's culinary director.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 11:50

Five South Coast Adventures

TASTE News Service, August 29, 2017 – The South Coast of the CA Highway 1 Discovery Route is teaming with distinctive adventures unique to Avila Beach & Valley, Oceano and Nipomo all located in San Luis Obispo County.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 21:51

2017 Silvaspoons Verdelho Harvest

By Randy Caparoso

6:30 AM, this past Tuesday, August 22 in Lodi’s Alta Mesa appellation: Ron Silva’s harvest crew had already filled three half-ton macro-bins of just-picked Silvaspoons Vineyards Verdelho – green tinted golden, oval shaped orbs of tropical fruit sensations, zapped with palate slaking, lemon-lime acidity.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 14:50

Humpback Whales in SF Bay

TASTE News Service, August 16, 2017 - This summer, Humpback whales have been spotted frequently around the Golden Gate Bridge and the western waters of San Francisco Bay.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 14:21

Wine Pick of the Week

Ch Montelena Zin Picmonkey

2014 Calistoga Zinfandel

 

Chateau Montelena Winery

Calistoga

Alcohol: 14.5%

Suggested Retail: $39

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 14:11

Beer Pick of the Week

Deschutes Hopzeit Picmonkey

Hopzeit Autumn IPA

 

Deschutes

Bend, Oregon

Alcohol: 7%

IBUs: 60

Serving style: 12-ounce bottles

Availability: Seasonal--August through October nationwide

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