Michael Karam’s Lebanese Wines is the first comprehensive and totally independent guide of its kind, listing over 200 vintages from 31 wineries. The book launch and signing took place at Vinifest 2010, The Beirut Hippodrome. Each winery has a one-page fact file – logo, history, location, grapes, annual production, and contact details. The format follows a one -wine-per-page manual, including label, blend, production, price bracket and a tasting note or review. The wines are listed according to type – red, white and rosé – and alphabetically by producer, starting with the most affordable.
Discover Lebanon’s wines and wineries courtesy of Michael Karam, and learn about its proud wine heritage and the evolution of the modern industry from the end of the First World War to the present day. Explore the rich wine hot spots fortified with all the historical splendor of Lebanon’s mountains and valleys, North through to South. All smartly tucked into a substantial, hand-sized manual. You can also make your own tasting notes as you discover the best wines from this tiny but captivating Mediterranean nation.
About Michael Karam
Michael Karam is a journalist and wine writer. He has appeared in Decanter, Harpers Wine Weekly, Monocole and the Spectator. He is also a contributor to Jancis Robinson’s Oxford Companion to Wine (Oxford University Press) and the award winning Wine Report (Dorling Kindersley). He is author of Wines of Lebanon (Saqi), which won the Gourmand Award for the Best New World Wine Book, 2005; Arak and Mezze: The Taste of Lebanon (Saqi), which was shortlisted for the Gourmand award for Best Food and Travel Book 2007, and Château Ksara: 150 years of wine making 1957-2007 (Vinehouse). He is also the co-author of Life’s Like That and Life’s Even More Like That (Turning Point), illustrated books that poke light-hearted fun at the Lebanese. He lives in Beirut with his wife and two children.
The guide is published in association with www.yourwinestyle.com, a brainchild of the author and a group of international wine professionals who wanted to create a platform for online wine communities dedicated to promoting wines and the wine culture of a specific country or region. Hosted by the author, this forum is aimed at enthusiasts of Lebanese wine.