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 […]

Pingus 2007 Ribera del Duero, Spain

Founded in Ribera del Duero by Peter Sisseck in 1995, Pingus produces this wine in frustratingly minuscule quantities. Widely acknowledged as one of the greatest wines in the world, this Tempranillo is made from vines that range from 60 to 70 years old. The exotic flavor profile progresses from black currant and vanilla to white […]

Numanthia Termanthia 2007 Toro, Spain

Named for the inhabitants of Numancia, who defeated the Romans in the first century B.C., Bodega Numanthia Termes in Toro produces this 100 percent Tempranillo (Tinto de Toro) from vineyards located on the south bank of the Duero River. Its spectacular bouquet of spicy new oak and blackberry pie mingles with flavors of tar and […]

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