The Lebanese Wine Directory
Unless you have ever visited or lived in the Lebanon - or else are part of its global diaspora extending across
all five continents - chances are that you may never have experienced one of this beautiful but often sadly
troubled country’s greatest treasures: its world-class viniculture.
Welcome then to VinLevant.com: the only online directory dedicated to the wines locally produced here at the
eastern-most tip of the Mediterranean, and in many cases equal to those of the world’s more familiar wine regions.
VinLevant.com has been developed for wine drinkers - not necessarily the same as wine connoisseurs (and
emphatically not for wine snobs) – by a couple of enthusiastic European amateurs to whom a premier cru Chateau
Lafitte or a crisply dry Montrachet is not an entirely unknown quantity, yet for whom an unprovenanced Bulgarian
red has also been known to bring pleasure & delight. In short, it’s been a labour of mostly love, yet on occasion
inevitable disappointment too (no viniculture can ever claim to be totally perfect, nor could maintain
credibility if it did).
It also incorporates a unique system of classification CVL (Classification de vins Libanais): which correlates
quality with price. Don’t be surprised, then, to find some wines - however good they might be - receive a
comparatively low rating. Whatever the label, there’s no excuse for hiking up the price.
We hope that you will enjoy the results of our fifteen-month long research during which time we have sampled
over 60 different reds, whites and rosés. It’s been hard work, but well worth the effort – and as they say:
somebody had to do it. And who knows, if having read this you then want to share our experience in the one way
that really matters, then we may collectively help to boost the export trade of an admirable and estimable local
industry that needs all the encouragement it can get.