Clos de l’Obac: The First 25

In 1194, Carthusian monks from Provence brought monastic life and winemaking to present-day Tarragona in northeast Spain. Named for the priors on whose monasteries vines were planted and wine produced, the region, Priorat, became known for a rich, full-bodied red wine from Grenache grapes grown in hard slate and quartz Llicorella soils. When phylloxera decimated the region’s vineyards in 1893,…

Brewed to Perfection

On a warm Sunday afternoon in August, my husband and I ventured inland to Anaheim. In the past, we spent many nights marveling at the nightly firework spectacles at Disneyland and cheered for the Angels at their namesake stadium, but now there’s another reason to visit the heart of Orange County. The beer.