Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Wines of Lebanon at Prowein 2014

Hall 2, Stand E12

Lebanese wine producers will once again be exhibiting at Prowein this year, under a generic banner of Wines of Lebanon, organised by the Union Vinicole du Liban (UVL).

Sixteen different producers will be showing wines from all the wine-producing areas of Lebanon: the Bekaa Valley, the historic heartland of wine production in Lebanon, as well as newer wine regions such as Batroun in the north, the Metn and the Chouf in Mount Lebanon and  Jezzine in the South.

Lebanon is one of the oldest regions of wine production - its vine and wine culture stretches back to 7000BC – but the sector today is very much a modern industry with nearly 40 wineries producing around 9 million bottles annually, using over 25 different international and local grape varieties in just over 2,000 hectares. 

Masterclasses at the Fair

A series of masterclasses will run throughout the Fair on the stand allowing visitors to gain a greater understanding of the history of Lebanese wine and the progress the industry has made to date.

The classes will be hosted by German wine presenter Caro Maurer MW, British wine writer Tim Atkin MW, and Lebanese wine writer Michael Karam, author of Wines of Lebanon and Michael Karam’s Lebanese Wines. 

To view the timetable and reserve a space please visit our booking site

Zafer Chaoui, President of the UVL said: “We are delighted to be attending Prowein once again, with a bigger and better stand for 2014.  Last year we received a fantastic reception for our wines, so this year we are back with more producers to spread the word about Lebanese wine.”

Michael Karam commented: “Lebanese wines have gone from strength to strength over the last decade.  The country has built on its long history of wine-making, and through experimentation with different terroirs and varieties, producers today are making some exciting and high quality wines that reflect Lebanon’s unique character.”

Participating wineries:

Adyar                                                  www.adyar.org.lb
Batroun Mountains                           www.batrounmountains.com
Chatea Ka                                          www.chateauka.com
Chateau Florentine                           www.chateauflorentine.com
Chateau Kefraya                               www.chateaukefraya.com
Chateau Ksara                                   www.chateauksara.com
Chateau Qanafar                               www.chateauqanafar.com
Chateau St Thomas                           www.closstthomas.com
Coteaux du Liban                              www.coteauxduliban.com
Domaine de Baal                               www.domainedebaal.com
Domaine des Tourelles                     www.domainedestourelles.com
Domaine Wardy                                www.domainewardy.com
Chateau Heritage                               www.chateauheritage.com
IXSIR                                                 www.ixsir.com.lb      
Karam Winery                                   www.karamwinery.com
Oumsiyat                                            www.oumsiyat.com

For further information please contact:
UK: Madeleine Waters | Coco PR | +44 7778 702221 | madeleine@cocopr.co.uk
Germany: Emily Albers | PR International |  +49-40- 450 374 04 | Emily@AlbersPRI.com

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