Arola Nights at Hotel Arts Barcelona

Hotel Arts Barcelona is launching a variety of culinary promotions for late summer and fall, adding to the five-star property’s exceptional culinary offerings and experiences. The first in a string of events set to take place at the hotel is limited-time culinary and creative entertainment option Arola Nights. Until summer’s conclusion every Thursday evening from 9 […]

FrontRunners August 2014: LEISURE

Cellar Notes: Spanish Treasure Those with a knowledge of fine wines require no introduction to Álvaro Palacios, the adventurous winemaker who almost single-handedly transformed Spain’s Priorat region into one of the world’s most innovative winemaking hubs. Yet this accomplishment should not overshadow his achievements in his native Rioja, where he works to preserve the winemaking […]

Private Preview 2014: Mega Marina

The transformation of Barcelona’s Marina Port Vell represents a tidal shift in Spain. The London-based Salamanca Group acquired the marina in 2010, prior to the repeal of Spain’s matriculation tax, which forced owners of yachts longer than 50 feet to pay 12.5 percent of their vessels’ total value to charter the boats in Spanish waters. […]

Production Begins on the Top Deck 63 Yacht Concept

The Top Deck 63 is the brainchild of Luiz De Basto, and while it started as a concept project, it is now a series yacht under construction at Spain’s Astondoa shipyard. The first model will debut at the Cannes yacht show in September. The all-fiberglass 63-footer was designed to appeal to youthful owners and families […]

Vega Sicilia 1998 Unico Ribera del Duero, Spain

The star of Ribera del Duero, Vega Sicilia has been in the possession of the Alvarez family since 1982. Most connoisseurs regard this as Spain’s greatest winery and Unico—which is aged for a minimum of 10 years and can last half a century—as the finest wine it produces. The 1998 vintage combines pronounced notes of […]

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