Lebanon sits at the crossroads of Mesopotamia, Egypt and Europe, and has an exceptionally rich cultural and archaeological heritage. Its financial power and stability through the 1950s and 1960s earned it the name of "Switzerland of the East", while its capital, Beirut, attracted so many tourists that it was known as "the Paris of the Middle East"
Wine has been made in Lebanon for at least 5,000 years since the Phoenicians domesticated grapes. Lebanon was, of course, part of the biblical land of Canaan. Jesus changed water into wine there at the wedding of Cana. The term 'wine' is derived from a Phoenician word describing the fermentation of grapes
All this changed with the brutal civil war from 1975-1990. With shells passing overhead the winemakers of the Bekaa Valley continued to cultivate and harvest their vines
In this evening we will discover some of the turbulent history of this enigmatic country and taste some of its fantastic yet little known ines including the world-beating Chateau Musar.
We will taste a total of six wines both red and white
If ever there was a way to uncover the hculture and history of a country through its wine, then this is it
Places remaining: 12
Course Date/Time: Fri 30th Apr 2021 at 7pm-9pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: MK Gallery, 900 Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes