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Sunday 29 November 2015


Winemaking in Lebanon ‘more dangerous’ than ever

Growing grapes and making wine in Lebanon amid the political unrest in neighbouring Syria is “more dangerous than ever” according to one key producer.

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 No Comments »

Determined Syrian winery launches in HK

After conquering London’s top wine lists, Syria’s lone commercial winery Bargylus and Lebanon’s Marsyas have arrived in Hong Kong.

Friday, August 28th, 2015 No Comments »

Hong Kong is ‘buoyant market’ for Lebanese wine

Organic wine producer, Domaine Wardy from the Bekaa Valley has its sights set on breaking into Asia’s crowded wine market by “wooing the trade.”

Thursday, July 30th, 2015 No Comments »

Lebanon loses winemaking legend

Serge Hochar, winemaker at Château Musar and a pioneering force for Lebanon’s wine industry, has died in a swimming accident on holiday in Mexico aged 75.

Friday, January 2nd, 2015 10 Comments »

Lebanese wine to embark on world tour

A group of Lebanese producers will take to the road next year for a series of almost 30 tutored tastings in 24 cities around the world.

Thursday, October 16th, 2014 3 Comments »

Syrian vineyard still operating despite war

One lone winery continues to provide wines for some of Europe’s top tables amid the strife of Syria’s ongoing civil war.

Thursday, September 11th, 2014 No Comments »

World’s most extreme vineyards

From craggy cliffs to explosive volcanos, there are few places in the world that winemakers fear to tread.

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 5 Comments »

Syrian wine takes hold in UK restaurants

The UK may soon become the largest market for Johnny R Saadé’s wines – Syria’s Domaine de Bargylus and Lebanon’s Chateau Marsyas.

Friday, April 4th, 2014 No Comments »

Chateau Musar inspires poetic tribute

China-based wine consultant, university professor and db contributor Edward Ragg has published his first book of poetry, which includes a tribute to Lebanon’s Chateau Musar.

Monday, April 22nd, 2013 3 Comments »

Ehrmanns takes lead with Lebanese Fairtrade wine

UK importer Ehrmanns has introduced what it claims is the world’s first Lebanese Fairtrade wine.

Friday, February 22nd, 2013 No Comments »

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