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Lebanese Wine Day in Switzerland


In cooperation with the Lebanese Embassy in Switzerland, the agriculture ministry held yesterday a new Lebanese Wine Day in the Swiss city of Munich in the presence of a crowd of dignitaries and the participation of some 33 Lebanese wine producers, and with the implementation of Evention LLC. On the occasion, the director general of the ministry, Louis Lahoud, said the ministry will continue to back the flourishing local wine industry and wine producers, noting, the event comes as part of the agriculture ministry’s initiative since 2013 to organize wine days in Paris, Berlin, New York City, Washington DC, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Lahoud stressed the ministry shall take all necessary measures to protect wine production in domestic markets and is planning a consumption-bound campaign in coordination with concerned parties to this end. The ministry will also seek to increase exports to European, US and global markets, Lahoud added. For his part, the president of the Union Vinicole du Liban (UVL), Zafer Shawi, disclosed that the number of Lebanese wineries has risen from 8 to 50 wineries in the past 20 years, noting that producers are now expanding their cultivation to new areas and using more than 30 varieties of grapes to yield a wide selection of wines that caters for all tastes. (Al Diyar, June 12, 2018)


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