Growing grapes and making wine in Lebanon amid the political unrest in neighbouring Syria is “more dangerous than ever” according to one key producer.
After conquering London’s top wine lists, Syria’s lone commercial winery Bargylus and Lebanon’s Marsyas have arrived in Hong Kong.
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.”
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.
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