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Sunborn Barcelona Yacht Hotel

Sunborn Barcelona Yacht Hotel

The hottest hotel real estate in Barcelona is actually in the water: Sunborn Barcelona, the world’s first luxury yacht hotel of its kind, will soon debut at the Port Forum Marina, just north of the city.

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Adega Condes de Albarei 2011 Albariño Pazo Baión

Adega Condes de Albarei 2011 Albariño Pazo Baión

Price: $30

Rating: 14/20

Region: Rías Baixas, Spain

Varietal: 100 percent Albariño

Production: 3,400 cases

Alcohol: 13 percent

Tasting Notes: This sleek-bottled Albariño comes from the historic Pazo Baión vineyard in the Salnes Valley. Purchased by Adega Condes de Albarei in 2008, Pazo Baión boasts 55 acres of 40-year-old vines. Its hand-harvested grapes produce intense aromas, including orange blossom and jasmine. In the mouth, it displays lemon, pear and apricot flavors supported by a vibrant acidity and a small amount of residual sugar.

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