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.
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.
One lone winery continues to provide wines for some of Europe’s top tables amid the strife of Syria’s ongoing civil war.
From craggy cliffs to explosive volcanos, there are few places in the world that winemakers fear to tread.
The UK may soon become the largest market for Johnny R Saadé’s wines – Syria’s Domaine de Bargylus and Lebanon’s Chateau Marsyas.
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.
UK importer Ehrmanns has introduced what it claims is the world’s first Lebanese Fairtrade wine.
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.
Nestled in a quiet corner, far from the madding crowds of Sloane Square, Roussillon takes its name from the French commune in the Lubéron.
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.
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