May 09, 2012

Lebanese Wine to Shine in London: London International Wine Festival 2012

Lebanese wine gaining a lot of success this year. With the introduction of Lebanese wines in retail giants Mark & Spencers and now Wines of Lebanon returning to London International Wine Fair (LIWF)- Lebanon is now the talk of the world. If you happen to be in London during that time, you're lucky, there's new wineries and an exciting program of masterclasses being delivered on the stand (N11) at LIWF. [caption id="attachment_9772" align="aligncenter" width="440"]

 

Courtesy of Round Studio UK[/caption] Tim Atkin MW and Lebanese wine expert Michael Karam will be presenting an overview of Lebanon’s winemaking industry, together with a tutored tasting, and other seminars taking place throughout the day include: Overcoming the cliché: Positioning Lebanese wine on the international market, and Lebanon: the terroir, grapes and people that make Lebanese wine culture For the full timetable please visit www.winesfromlebanon.co.uk/news. The generic Lebanese stand at the LIWF has attracted new wineries this year, keen to gain a foothold in the UK market. Lebanese wines are gaining ground in the UK with exports up by 26% from 2010 to 2011 (source: Lebanese Government Customs Figures). Nine wineries will be represented at this year’s show:

  • Batroun Mountains
  • Chateau Ka
  • Chataeau Kefraya
  • Chateau Ksara
  • Clos St Thomas
  • Coteaux de Botrys
  • Domaine des Tourelles
  • IXSIR
  • Karam Winery

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Courtesy of Round Studio UK[/caption] “We are really excited to be exhibiting at the Fair again this year,” says Madeleine Waters who runs the Wines of Lebanon campaign in the UK. “Last year was about introducing people to the concept of Lebanon as a wine-producing country and we received a lot of interest. Over the last 12 months, we have run tastings and masterclasses throughout the UK to give the trade more insight into Lebanese wines and the people behind them. This year we want to encourage people to take a closer look at Lebanon and the diverse range of wines produces.” London May 22-24, 2012 for more details WinesFromLebanon Unique Offerings From Marks & Spencer

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