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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.”


Thursday, 16 March 2023 11:00

Yet Another Trail to Traverse

TASTE News Service, March 17, 2023 - The chance to indulge in the most delicious burgers in Tuolumne County is here with the debut of the Tuolumne County Craft Burger Trail.

Friday, 11 November 2022 09:03

Garden of Lights Returns to Redding

TASTE News Service, November 11, 2022 -- The Sheraton Redding Hotel at the Sundial Bridge will host its third annual Redding Garden of Lights festival at Turtle Bay McConnell Botanical Gardens, with extended dates from November 18, 2022 to January 8, 2023.

Thursday, 10 November 2022 15:12

Vintners Predict Quality 2022 Vintage

TASTE News Service, November 11, 2022 — Vintners across the state are expecting a high-quality vintage for 2022 following a season filled with curveballs.

Thursday, 10 November 2022 11:12

Wine Mourns Industry Giant

TASTE News Service, November 10, 2022  – Allen Chester Shoup, Washington wine visionary who led the Washington wine industry through its formative years for two decades before establishing Long Shadows Vintners in 2002, passed away at home of natural causes on November 7, 2022, at the age of 79.

Saturday, 13 August 2022 16:42

Santa Barbara Vintners Festival

TASTE News Service, August 15, 2022 – One of California’s most highly anticipated events, the Santa Barbara Vintners Festival, returns for its 38th year on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 1 to 4pm.

Saturday, 13 August 2022 15:19

Sierra Valley Ag Looks at Culture and Arts

TASTE News Service, August 15, 2022 – The intersection of culture, history, farming and artisan crafts collide on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the 5th annual Sierra Valley Art + Ag Trail (SVAAT), presented by the Sierra County Arts Council with support from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy and Plumas Arts.

Wednesday, 03 August 2022 15:14

What's New In San Francisco

TASTE News Service, August 3, 2022 – With all the city’s problems, San Francisco still resonates as an one of the most appealing destinations on the world tourism scene, garnering accolades from such as TIME magazine.

Wednesday, 03 August 2022 11:15

Anderson Valley Hosts Harvest Tidrick

TASTE News Service, August 3, 2022 – Celebrate harvest Boontling style (a lingo native to Anderson Valley). The weekend of October 21-23, Anderson Valley will be hopping with bahler gorms (exceptional eats) and frattey (wine).

Monday, 18 July 2022 16:40

Historic Calistoga Depot Reopens

TASTE News Service, July 19, 2022 – Built in 1868, the historic Calistoga Depot, California’s second oldest train station, has opened its doors to reveal the first phase of its renewal—Calistoga Depot Provisions, a modern mercantile and wine shop.

Sunday, 17 July 2022 17:05

Japanese-Amer Artifact in Gold Country

By Melissa Lobach

El Dorado County, July 18, 2022 -- On a scenic knoll in Gold Hill about 50 miles east of Sacramento lies the singular grave of Okei, the first Japanese woman and immigrant buried on American soil. 

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