Beer, wine & arak articles

In flavor of arak

In flavor of arak

This article is part of an Executive special report on beer, wine and arak. Read more stories as they’re published here, or pick up October’s issue at newsstands in Lebanon. No Lebanese mezze table is complete without a pitcher of milky white arak and its accompanying little glasses. This anise infused drink made from distilled grapes,

Multiple shades of amber

This article is part of an Executive special report on beer, wine and arak. Read more stories as they’re published here, or pick up October’s issue at newsstands in Lebanon. To many Lebanese, Almaza has been synonymous with beer. Ask for a beer at a bar or restaurant, and it was a chilled bottle of Almaza

When size doesn’t matter

This article is part of an Executive special report on beer, wine and arak. Read more stories as they’re published here, or pick up October’s issue at newsstands in Lebanon. Lebanon produces about 9 million bottles of wine annually, almost half of which are produced by two wineries alone — Château Ksara and Château Kefraya. The

It’s all in the grape

This article is part of an Executive special report on beer, wine and arak. Read more stories as they’re published here, or pick up October’s issue at newsstands in Lebanon. September was a busy month for Lebanon. From the Bekaa Valley to the hills of Batroun, from the mountains of the Chouf to Jezzine in the

Rising spirits

This article is part of an Executive special report on beer, wine and arak. Read more stories as they’re published here, or pick up October’s issue at newsstands in Lebanon. There is general doom and gloom in the economy in Lebanon, consumer confidence is down and polls indicate general pessimism about the future. But one sector

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