LE­BANESE WINE DAY HEADS TO NEW YORK

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Le­banese Wine Day, or­ga­nized by Le­banon’s Min­istry of Agri­cul­ture, con­cluded its first US event in New York City on the 17th of Novem­ber. Held at the renowned As­tor Cen­ter, the event cel­e­brated wines from the coun­try’s top pro­duc­ers, el­e­vat­ing the pro­file of Le­banon’s great wine­mak­ing her­itage

More than 300 mem­bers of the trade and press had the op­por­tu­nity to sam­ple wines from 25 Le­banese pro­duc­ers at the walk-around tast­ing. Rep­re­sent­ing the diver­sity of Le­banon’s ter­roir, wines came from the heart of Le­banon’s Bekaa Val­ley, Ba­troun in the north, as well as Mount Le­banon, and the south.

“We were thrilled with the out­come of this year’s Le­banese Wine Day and felt a great sense of pride in bring­ing Le­banon’s finest wines to New York,” said Louis La­houd, Le­banon’s Di­rec­tor Gen­eral for Agri­cul­ture.

In the af­ter­noon, se­lect mem­bers of the wine trade and press were also in­vited to par­tic­i­pate in unique mas­ter classes about Le­banon’s rich wine her­itage. Both mas­ter classes, ti­tled ‘A Snap­shot of Le­banese Wines To­day,’ were pre­sented by noted East­ern Mediter­ranean wine expert, Christy Can­ter­bury, mas­ter of wine. The event, man­aged by Hospi­tal­ity Ser­vices in col­laboar­tion with ilili, one of New York’s lead­ing Mediter­ranean restau­rants, marks an im­por­tant mile­stone for the coun­try's wines. “It has pro­vided a plat­form for Le­banon’s finest wine­mak­ers to bring their wines to New York and will hope­fully re­sult in a greater num­ber of Le­banese wines be­ing avail­able to the lo­cal mar­ket,” said Randa Dam­mous-pharaon, project man­ager of Hospi­tal­ity Ser­vices,

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