Lebanon’s valley of the gods

Few wine regions can claim to have such a tumultuous history as the Beqaa Valley.

23rd August, 2020
Lebanon’s valley of the gods
Vineyards in the Beqaa Valley where many famous Lebanese wine producers are located

There’s not much in these pandemic-focused days that can turn our attention away from our immediate surroundings, but the recent appalling explosion in Beirut port was an exception. The blast which struck the Lebanese capital is thought to be one of the largest non-nuclear blasts in modern history. The cataclysmic images and and reports were viewed around the world with horror and disbelief.

That the source of the explosion stemmed from a foreign...

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