Articles by Destination

Sip on Bodega Numanthia's 2013 Termanthia, the Jewel of Spanish Wine

Own It
BY : Vicki Arkoff | 2017

There are many excellent wines in the world, but fewer than you might think are truly exceptional. The jewel on the crown of Spain’s great Bodega Numanthia winery—founded in Argujilo-Zamora by the Eguren Family in 1998—is Termanthia, the esteemed vintner’s most precious and rare creation. It’s 100 percent Tinta del Toro, produced and bottled in Valdefinjas. The red grape variety—picked by hand and crushed by foot—forms the backbone of some of the absolute finest wines from Spain and Portugal.

The wine is aged twice in new, French oak barrels and is neither fined nor filtered. Termanthia is the ultimate expression of the best of vineyard plots in the Spanish Toro Region: 11.8 acres of Tinta del Toro vines that are more than 120 years old, located at an altitude of 2,625 feet. The sublime fruit concentration unveils a magnificent aromatic intensity that reveals as much intensity as it does precision and elegance. Each year, Termanthia receives better and better reviews, driving the price upwards which makes this year’s 2013 vintage release a wise investment as well as a premium bottle to enjoy. “If you have a soul,” says The Wine Advocate’s Robert Parker, “sell it to the Devil for a few bottles of this extraordinary liquid.”


READ MORE IN LuxeEpicure


twitter facebook pinterest tumblr stumble upon google plus email



Five Culturally-Minded Things to Do in Madrid

BY : Sean Hillen | 2017

Madrid is an energetic city of elegant boulevards, manicured parks, endless monuments and priceless works of art. Here’s a selection of things that will help you enjoy the third largest capital in Europe.   ...


The ME Madrid Celebrates 10 Years with the Opening of its Radio Rooftop Bar

BY : Kat Ward | 2017

As the capital of a country known for its fondness of late nights, it's no wonder that Madrid loves a good party. Following in the footsteps of its sister properties in London, the ME Madrid has recently relaunched its Radio...


Hotel Ritz Madrid: Historical Icon in the Heart of Spanish Capital

BY : Sean Hillen | 2017

Few feelings quite match opening one's third-floor hotel window to the front terrace of the famous Prado Museum in Madrid. Located immediately below the historic Hotel Ritz, the museum is just a starting place before feasting...


Las Letras Gran Vía: a Historical, Ornate and Literary Hideaway

BY : Sean Hillen | 2017

Seeing elegantly-dressed mannequins in the windows of IBEROSTAR Las Letras Hotel on Madrid's Gran Via, one might think it a high-quality fashion design center. With Madrid Fashion Week in full-swing, the hotel—as it does often to...


Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine is Europe's Most Luxurious New Wine Destination

BY : Eric Rosen | 2016

Turning off the modern highway into the driveway lined by lavender hedges that leads up to Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine is like taking a step back in time. It’s no wonder. Even in a country with as rich a history as Spain’s, this is...


Urban-Chic Boutique Hotel Opens in Madrid

BY : Nicolle Monico | 2016

Celebrating its grand opening today, Only YOU Hotel Atocha made its debut on the streets of Madrid as the brand’s second-ever property. A part of the Palladium Hotel Group, Only YOU focuses on creating an innovative soace in the urban sector...


Europe’s Largest Department Store is an International Shopper’s Dream

BY : Marissa Stempien | 2016

After decades of being the go-to destination for Spain’s fashionable set, El Corte Inglés is celebrating their 75th anniversary. As the largest department store in Europe and fourth largest in the world, El Corte Inglés offers...

READ MORE IN Women's Style

Miguel de Guzmán Transforms Madrid Pool Into a Mermaid's Paradise

BY : Nicolle Monico | 2016

Step into this backyard in Madrid and you’ll immediately be blown away by the larger-than-life installation creating a backdrop at its pool. Originally created as a screen for privacy, the 49-foot-tall wall that sits behind the pool was...


Spain's Princess Cristina Faces Up to 8 Years in Prison

BY : Nicolle Monico | 2016

It’s a pretty bad time to be Spanish royalty. Spain's Princess Cristina is on trial for tax fraud, along with 16 other people, in relation to her husband’s business affairs. She is the first Spanish royal to sit in the...

READ MORE IN News & Trends

Experience Madrid's Art Scene, Romantic Side & Family-Fun Attractions With Hotel Ritz

BY : Nicolle Monico | 2015

From now until December 30, travelers heading to Hotel Ritz, Madrid have the opportunity to explore the city and its culture through four different Experience Programs. From private museum tours to afternoon tea, three-course dinners and family...


From Goya to Gaudí: Experience 2 of Madrid’s Most Iconic Landmarks With the Mandarin Oriental

BY : JustLuxe Team | 2015

Europe is arguably one of the best destinations for art lovers. For those visiting Spain, the Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona and Hotel Ritz, Madrid have partnered together to create the From Goya to Gaudí four-night cultural tour. The...

1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8