Lebanese Wine

Lebanese Wine

A Complete Guide to Its History and Winemakers

by Michael Karam

Photographs by Norbert Schiller

Foreword by Tom Stevenson

Published by: Saqi Books

256 pages, 8.30 x 10.60 in, 130 color photographs

  • Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9780863569067
  • Published: September 2020


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Lebanon’s wine heritage dates back thousands of years. In the second millennium BC, wine made and traded by the Phoenicians was regarded as the finest in the world. The Romans loved it so much they built a temple to Bacchus in the Beqaa Valley. From the dawn of time until the present day – despite regional turmoil, civil conflicts and religious intolerance – Lebanon has consistently produced world-class wines.

Michael Karam and Norbert Schiller take us on a journey through the vineyards and wineries of Lebanon, telling the story of Lebanese winemakers and their traditions. Lavishly illustrated, Lebanese Wine features profiles of the fifty wineries operating in the country today – their produce, grapes, and techniques – as well as interviews with the most exciting winemakers.

At once a guide and cultural history, this tribute to one of the world’s oldest winemaking regions is an invaluable reference for wine lovers, travellers and casual readers alike.