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The heart of Arab wine

You may have to go to Beirut to try it, but you should not miss the experience

By Barry Smith  

If you fly into Beirut, you will be met at border control by polite but serious young men in uniform who will ask about the purpose of your visit. They are members of Hezbollah, who control the area around the airport. But for those engaged in wine tourism, you won’t have a problem. This is Lebanon: an Arabic country with a small but thriving wine industry that specialises in the production of high-quality wines in small volumes. 

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