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Lebanon's Wine Country - the wall street journal of march 20, 2009

" QUOTE from the wall street journal of march 20, 2009

By BROOKE ANDERSON

EUROPE NEWS

MARCH 20, 2009

Lebanon's Wine Country

Touring and Tasting in the Bekaa Valley

By BROOKE ANDERSON

..." Coteaux de Botrys, a winery near the northern Lebanese coastal town of Batroun, is one of many boutique wineries that have sprung up in recent years. The owner, Neila El Bitar, is continuing a family tradition her father started in 1998, when he planted 5,000 vines.

The hilltop winery includes an old shepherd's house, a single family dwelling with two bedrooms. Ms. Bitar is putting the final touches on the historic home she has renovated to welcome guests who stay overnight while visiting the vineyard. In the main living area, she treats visitors to her home cooking, accompanied by the wine, made just footsteps away..."

 

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