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Lebanese wineries come to London

The newly-created UK office of Wines of Lebanon is holding its first tasting in London.

picture courtesy Nickolls and Perks

Earlier this year 11 members of the Union Vinicole du Liban (UVL), the country’s trade association, joined together in order to increase their country’s profile in the UK.

Now, for the first time, eight Lebanese wineries will show their wines under one roof in London.

The wineries represented are: Chateau Ksara, Domaine des Tourelles, Domaine Wardy, Chateau Ka, Heritage, Karam Winery, Clos St Thomas, Chateau Kefraya, Coteaux du Liban, Ixsir and Chateau Musar.

While Lebanon has been making wine for thousands of years, its wines are little known among UK consumers – although connoisseurs consider them some of the finest in the world.

One of the most celebrated Lebanese winemakers, Serge Hochar of Chateau Musar, was Decanter’s first Man of the Year in 1984.

Madeleine Waters of Wines of Lebanon UK said, ‘This is the first time the UK trade and media have been able to taste wines from many different Lebanese wineries, large and small, under one roof. The wine industry in Lebanon is growing every year – there are now over 30 wineries in the country.’

The tasting takes place on 4 November from 10.30am to 3pm at One Aldwych, London WC2

Written by Decanter.com staff

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