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Tag Archives: Lebanon

• Lebanon – And The Wine World – Loses Winemaking Legend

Lebanon – And The Wine World – Loses Winemaking Legend

On the last day of December, 2014, the wine world lost a legend, twenty years too soon. Serge Hochar, the second generation owner and winemaker of Lebanon’s Chateau Musar Winery died at the age of 74 while on holiday in Mexico, according to news reports that are beginning to emerge. No official statements have been […]

• Sideways in Lebanon

Sideways in Lebanon

The media promote only Hezbollah,” says my driver Nrem as he hurtles up Lebanon’s west coast, weaving with what seems like a death wish through vintage 1970s white Mercs and heavy trucks. “But there’s so much more.” There certainly is – beaches, nightlife, ski resorts, luxury hotels and, perhaps least familiar to those who only […]

• Russian & Lebanese wine to be featured at London wine fair

Russian & Lebanese wine to be featured at London wine fair

Russia and Lebanon will have a bigger presence than ever at this year’s London International Wine Fair. Both countries will be represented generically for the first time, organiser Brintex has confirmed. Russia’s pavilion will host eight wineries from the country’s largest wine producing region of Krasnodar. Abrau Durso – Russia’s leading sparkling winery – will […]

• Guinness World Records confirms Lebanon claims world's largest glass of wine

Guinness World Records confirms Lebanon claims world's largest glass of wine

Seeking to brush off its political troubles and burnish its reputation for good living, Lebanon claimed a record for the world’s biggest glass of wine. Organizers of a wine festival in Beirut poured around one hundred bottles of Lebanese wine into the giant glass, 2.4 meters high and 1.65 meters wide. “The previous record was […]

• Enjoy a wine holiday in Lebanon

Enjoy a wine holiday in Lebanon

Lebanon’s wine production actually dates back to biblical times, but its modern winemaking is only starting to attract attention – impressing foreign visitors with everything from bold Cabernet-Syrah blends, crisp white Sauvignon Blancs and Chardonnays, Grenache, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cinsault. For Ramzi Ghosn, winemaker at Massaya, a vineyard in the Bekaa that produces 300,000 […]

• Opportunity: The Lebanese drinks market a place for top priced tipples

Getting a premium brand into the Lebanese market is the same as getting into a packed club at 2 a.m. on a Friday night – it’s going to cost you.