Michael Cane is the knowledgeable host of "A Matter of Taste".
A 25-year veteran of the wine and food industry, David is an accomplished
cook and collector of fine wines. His career began in the late
1960's as a San Francisco Bay area radio personality and television
producer. He conducts tastings and classes for wine enthusiasts
with the emphasis on matching food and wine, a favorite topic
that he shares regularly with his listeners.
a young age, he developed a keen palate, which grew into a passionate
vocation. David was the first Cellarmaster of San Francisco's
London Wine Bar, the first of its kind in this country. In New
York, Cane hosted "The Wine Spot"; the nation's first one-hour
call-in radio show devoted to the subject of wine on WOR radio
in New York City. As a wine consultant, he has stocked private
cellars for collectors worldwide and developed wine lists for
restaurants. During his travels, David has taught Chinese cooking
to Tuscan chefs in Italy and wine appreciation to food lovers
in Hong Kong.
has extensively toured and met with owners, growers and winemakers
of the vineyards of France, Italy, Australia, South Africa, Argentina, Chile, Washington
and California to research and study the unique techniques and
styles of their wines. David and Rachel's audience journeys with them to foreign
places through their live broadcasts, most recently to South America, New Zealand,
Thailand, Vietnam, Mexico, London, Scotland, Italy, France, South
Africa, Australia, Hong Kong, the Caribbean, and aboard the QE2,
sharing the food, wine, sights and sounds of these exotic places.
has been a panel member at New York University's "Radio Roundtable"
for food and radio related topics. He has appeared on "Alive and
Wellness" on CNBC's America's Talking Network. He also wrote and
produced for the Travel Channel's "Vacation Store" series, including
hosting their cruise segment through the Panama Canal, and was
frequently seen as "The Kitchen Crafter" on Aleene's Creative
Living, broadcast nationally on TNN.
and Rachel met in New York at the Wine Experience, an annual event
created by Wine Spectator; America's most widely read wine magazine.
Rachel Cane is the well-known producer and owner of Lasko Productions.
She spent over 20 years as a prominent television and radio producer
in New York, focusing on producing TV and radio commercials. Rachel
now produces and co-hosts the radio program with David. They are
both members of the International Slow Food Movement, which promotes
the experience of food in its natural state, the artisanal production
of traditional foods and wines, and the slow pace at which they
are best enjoyed.
and Rachel's extensive travels have created a new focus of expertise
that has led to their consulting business. As connoisseurs of
lifestyle they are very in tune with the latest and best of everything.
Their trained eye sees the good, the bad and the ugly. Their unique
ability to evaluate problems and find solutions has won them the
gratitude of a loyal following.