Thursday, 26 May 2011

"Lebanon's on the verge of something..."

... says Adam Lechmere after meeting producers at the London Wine Fair last week..

Read what he thinks about Lebanese wines on his blog.

It's been great to read feedback from the Fair.  A number of other bloggers have posted their thoughts on the wines they tasted at our stand.  Phil Innes from Sloshbox's views are here and Early Bird Wine News reported that their post on Lebanese wines received the most page views ever!  And Lebanese wine expert Michael Karam's thoughts on the Fair are here.

Exciting times...

Monday, 23 May 2011

Fun at the Fair

Phew it's been a busy week for Lebanese wineries! 

Eight came together for the first ever Wines of Lebanon stand at the London Wine Fair last week and there was a huge amount of interest.  We also had a Masterclass with Tim Atkin and Lebanese wine expert Michael Karam which was oversubscribed and had people queueing round the block to join!

But it wasn't all work work work.  On Wednesday evening we boarded a coach at Excel, bound for the other side of town to have a fabulous meal at Stevie Parle's Dock Kitchen, armed with bottles of Lebanese wine to match the menu of Labneh, followed by Salt Marsh Lamb Chops and Freekeh. Described by as 'raucous', it was a great fun night in true Lebanese style.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Discover the wines of Lebanon at the London Wine Fair

Wines of Lebanon is hosting a masterclass on Tuesday 17th May at 1.45pm at the 2011 London Wine Fair.  

Take a tour of Lebanon during this tutored tasting with Tim Atkin MW and Lebanese wine expert, Michael Karam.

Tim will pick his top wines from eight different wineries in a tutored tasting showcasing the different styles, grape varieties and terroirs within this small country.  Lebanese wine expert Michael Karam will explain Lebanon’s rich winemaking history – from 5000BC to the present day  - showing how centuries of tradition have been harnessed with modern winemaking techniques to create what is arguably Lebanon’s greatest export.

Tim Atkin MW comments: “Lebanon is one of the wine world's great secrets. I'm delighted to have the chance to talk about some of my favourites after an inspiring trip to the country, where I was captivated by the people, the architecture, the landscape and of course the best wines.”
Michael Karam is a Beirut-based author and journalist.  He has published two books on Lebanese wine: Wines of Lebanon (Saqi Books, 2005) and Michael Karam’s Lebanese Wines 2011: A comprehensive guide (Vinehouse Media, 2010).
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