LEBANESE WINE DAY HEADS TO NEW YORK
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,