What is Stark Insider?

Stark Insider is a San Francisco-based online magazine and blog focused on “All Things West Coast” including travel, wine, food, the arts (theater, film, stage) and gadgets & tech.

What region do you cover?

Primarily we focus on the Bay Area including San Jose, Palo Alto, Berkeley, San Francisco, Napa and just about everywhere in between.

Who reads Stark Insider?

Over 500,000 readers come here each year. The typical profile: 18-49 yrs, well-educated (majority college graduate), value the Arts, have sense of humour (we think), affluent, some with vacation homes.

Do you offer advertising?

Yes, we do have advertising programs available which include an array of packages from banner ads, video sponsorship and other opportunities. For more information, please see Advertise with Us.

Do you accept wine samples?

Yes. We review wines from all over the world, although our focus is mostly the major wine regions along the West Coast including Napa, Sonoma, Livermore, Mendocino, Central Coast, Oregon and Washington State.

For shipping address and additional information on our wine tasting process, please see our samples and product review policy.

I’m interested in writing for Stark Insider, what do I need to do?

Great! Additional contributors and writing styles enhances the experience by providing readers multiple styles and perspectives. We welcome new writers.

Writers must meet certain qualifications. Topics must be related to the West Coast in categories including Wine, Travel, Arts and Film, and Food. Articles can vary in length from just a few hundred words to a few thousand. All submissions are subject to an editorial review process where they may be corrected for grammar, and spelling.

If you’re interested, go ahead and fill out this contact form to get the ball rolling.