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Monday 2 March 2015

Lebanon

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 »

Lebanon reaps benefit of UK investment

Lebanon has reported a 33% year-on-year rise in volume exports to the UK for 2011/12, to reach a value of US$4.3 million.

Friday, February 1st, 2013 No Comments »

db Eats: Roussillon

Nestled in a quiet corner, far from the madding crowds of Sloane Square, Roussillon takes its name from the French commune in the Lubéron.

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 No Comments »

Lebanon builds momentum

Lebanese producers hailed an “exceptional vintage” for 2011, as they advanced their campaign to develop the UK market in a series of tastings last week.

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 1 Comment »

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