Lebanon is home to one of the oldest wine cultures in the world that can be traced as far back as 7000 years ago. Ancient Phoenicians had a well-developed wine industry and were spreading the knowledge of winemaking all throughout the Mediterranean. But how much of those ancient origins can be seen in the modern Lebanese wines?
Currently there is a renaissance happening in the Lebanese wine world. Ancestral grapes and winemaking techniques that were long forgotten are now being highlighted and revived by the new generation of talented winemakers.
In this webinar we will discuss the fascinating and exciting past, present and future of the Lebanese wine. We will talk about the numerous challenges but also the incredible potential of this very special wine region.
Vitalii Dascaliuc was born in the Republic of Moldova, a country with one of the oldest wine cultures in the world. He was first exposed to wine through the rural wine-making of his grandparents.
He is a Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers and holds the WSET Advanced level certificate. He is also a wine judge for The Ultimate Wine Challenge and The International Wine Competition. He is currently one of the buyers at Domestique Wine in DC and is a wine educator at La Compagnie Des Vins Surnaturels in NYC.
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