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Only in Barcelona Can You Get A Taste Of Brangelina

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  Site Where: Marina 19-21, Barcelona, Spain, 08005
October 20, 2014 at 9:25 AM | by | ()

Question: What do you get the person who has everything? (This is the question which possibly, probably foxed Brad Pitt as he debated whether to go to a certain celebrity wedding.)

Answer: A ticket to Barcelona for a meal at Hotel Arts. (Shame Brad didn't think of this, he might have got a Venetian holiday out of it.)

Why? Because it’s truffle season, and the hotel’s two Michelin-starred restaurant, Enoteca, is running a special white truffle tasting menu throughout November. It’s not just special because it involves white truffles – the dishes come with wine pairings, and those wines include the award-winning Miraval rosé. Not familiar with said rosé? It’s from Brangelina’s estate in Provence, and is not publicly for sale. Enough said.

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Fairmont Hotels Goes Clubbing with New Wine Program for Loyalty Members

December 27, 2013 at 12:24 PM | by | ()

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is upping its game in the amenities department, partnering with gourmet food and wine shopkeepers Dean & DeLuca to offer a gourmet wine club membership available exclusively to their President’s Club members (which is free to join, by the way, and gets you free Wi-Fi at all Fairmont properties).

Called Fairmont Vintages, every three months wine club members will receive six rare and highly-rated California wines curated by Dean & DeLuca's Napa-based Wine Director, Kerrin Laz, along with access to private tasting sessions at Dean & DeLuca in Napa Valley.

Membership is tiered and starts at $400 for the Vintage Select program, $575 for Vintage Reserve and a princely $1,125 for Vintage Marquis. Note that the Fairmont Vintage membership is only open to those of you in the US.

[Photo: Dean & Deluca]

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Sheraton Social Hour Is Now Happening All Over the World

May 16, 2013 at 9:31 AM | by | ()

In our experience, hotel bar wine lists can be hit-or-miss. You either show up in the lobby ready to drink a mediocre (and, often, overpriced) glass of vino, or you go on Yelp! and find the nearest best-reviewed wine bar or bistro. Easy.

But over the past year, Sheraton has been changing things up with their exclusive (and verrry popular) Sheraton Social Hour. The program, which partially debuted last year in select Sheraton hotels, is awesome because it allows Sheraton guests to sample top-notch wines that have been given the thumbs up by Wine Spectator magazine.

Unsurprisingly, the program was a hit. So much of a hit that, as of yesterday, Social Hour has officially been rolled out to all 430 Sheraton hotels around the world.

Sheraton hotels and resorts in Hong Kong, Bali, Edinburgh, Santiago, New York, Waikiki—pretty much everywhere in the world, actually—all celebrated the launch with a 24-hour "toast around the world" (if you don't believe us, just type in the hashtag #sheratontoast on Instagram, and be prepared to see photos from the biggest, most extensive global wine fest ever known to man).

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Ink48 Adds A Local Twist To Kimpton's Wine Hour

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  Site Where: 653 11th Ave [map], New York, NY, United States, 10036
April 26, 2013 at 9:02 AM | by | ()

As anyone who has ever stayed at a Kimpton hotel knows, 5-6pm is the magic hour, when all Kimpton lobbies across the country break out a few bottles of vino and let guests guzzle gratis. (It's a tradition we can really get behind.)

Manhattan's Ink48 has faithfully been pouring glasses of red and white each evening since the program launched several years ago. But now, the hotel is giving other Kimpton properties a run for their money with a new menu of local New York wines, which will be served during wine hour on Wednesdays throughout the month of May.

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Come for the Food, Stay For the Wine at Langham Hong Kong's Food & Wine Festival

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  Site Where: 8 Peking Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
August 30, 2012 at 9:18 AM | by | ()

If you are planning a trip to Hong Kong this month, make sure you pack your appetite for fine food. The Langham Hong Kong and Langham Place will be hosting a massive Food & Wine Festival featuring world-class chefs, award winning wineries, and famous industry enthusiasts. The city will become a foodies dream with this culinary journey.

Both Langham properties are playing host to a culinary experience designed for guests that love food, wine and lots of laughter. The chefs from the Hong Kong and Shanghai hotels will work side-by-side with a grocery list of highly-acclaimed chefs such as Benjamin Bayly and Claude Bosi.

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At The Allison Inn & Spa, It's All Wine, All The Time

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  Site Where: 2525 Allison Lane [map], Newberg, Oregon, United States, 97132
August 23, 2012 at 4:03 PM | by | ()

We always love a good pinot. We also love a stellar locale and a stunning property. And if we really could have everything we'd wish for a fabulous restaurant and an award-winning spa too. So guess what? After a lot of soaking, tasting and sipping we found it--the Allison Inn & Spa in Newberg, Oregon.

Located in Oregon's wine country everything at the inn is all about wine. You can spend an entire day here, sipping, soaking in and tasting everything vino.

The level of sophistication of all of the various offerings here might seem rather incongruous in this laid back area of the Willamette Valley but it is all Northwest elegance down to the collection of local artwork, design, spa treatments, food and level of service.

Everywhere you look from the room design to the restaurant décor to the welcome goodies in your room, you see the owner's hand and the elegant touch of Managing Director Pierre Zreik, himself a five-star hotel veteran.

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Auberge Du Soleil Has a Great Idea for All Those Girl Scout Cookies You Had to Buy...

Where: 180 Rutherford Hill Drive [map], Rutherford, CA, United States, 94573
March 13, 2012 at 8:57 AM | by | ()

It's the most annoying wonderful time of the year when irresistible little Girl Scouts set up shop everywhere you go selling their delicious Girl Scout cookies. (We confess, we gave into a box of Samoas outside a Bed & Bath last week).)

But now thanks to Kris Margerum, the wine director at Auberge du Soleil in Napa Valley, you can make chowing down those cookies a little more "adult"-like thanks to his inventive wine pairings. Yes, Girl Scout cookies and wine. Delightful!

Combing the hotel's extensive 17,000-bottle wine cellar, Margerum came up with the following pairings for these Girl Scout cookies:

· Trefoils-Old Fashioned Shortbread: Margerum recommends pairing the cookies with the 2007 Schramsberg Blanc de Noirs Sparkling Wine. Tasting Note: "The creamy richness of the shortbread is balanced by the fresh lively notes of the Sparkling Wine."

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When This Embassy Suites Opens Next Year, It Will Have Its Own Wine Label

November 17, 2011 at 2:39 PM | by | ()

Hotels putting out their own brand of wines is nothing new but it is quite unusual to hear of a private wine label from an Embassy Suites Hotel. Yet when the Embassy Suites opens their hotel in the Horn Rapids golf community of Richland, Wash., next year that's exactly what the hotel will have.

The hotel will sit on three acres of vineyard which will be open for guests to tour and explore. Grapes from the vinyeard will be used to make the private label wine that will be sold exclusively at the hotel and of course, offered in the hotel's full service restaurant and Bistro wine bar.

But don't worry, you won't be stuck drinking just Embassy Suites wine. The hotel promises to feature over 160 wines from wineries located within 60 minutes of the hotel.

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Stash Your Wine In Style At Hyatt 48Lex

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  Site Where: 517 Lexington Ave [map], New York, NY, United States, 10017
September 1, 2011 at 11:27 AM | by | ()

Beverages seem to be a theme over at the newly-opened Hyatt 48Lex. If guests aren't downstairs slurping freshly brewed coffee (or tea!) at Lexicon Lounge, they can raid the wine minibar (stocked with ten mini bottles), which conveniently folds into the rest of the cabinet. Out of sight, out of mind!

Take a look at our video tour of a Lexington Studio, located on the ninth floor. The kitchenette/minibar area is located right by the door as you walk inside, which leaves the rest of the room relatively un-cluttered. West-facing windows deliver plenty of light and offer some great unobstructed views down Lexington Avenue. We dug the stylish lounge area outside the bedroom, which, rather cozily manages to pack in a couch, chair and desk. Rates for the Lexington Studio start at around $500.

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