Lebanese Fine Wines Ltd
Welcome to our website, we aim to provide the on and off trade with a comprehensive list of Lebanese wines. With many years of experience in Drink industry, Lebanese Fine Wines supplies the best Lebanese Wines to customers throughout the UK. Founded in 2010, the business is based in West London
The company provides an expert source of fine wines to their valued customers. The service is intended to offer a wide range of wines and the knowledge base to help clients to purchase the best wines for their requirements.
The company supplies a wide range of Lebanese Wines that are sourced from vineyards that would not necessarily be found by larger chains and ensure that the customer appreciates the different qualities that each product has to offer. The products include Red, White, Rose and our National Drinks Arak , making them perfect for passionate wine connoisseurs and interested newcomers alike, and they are available from the website or over the phone.
Lebanese Fine Wines Ltd has an expanding customer base, located around UK including restaurants, private clubs, and private clients.
We are pleased to design and print customers’ wine lists.
History of Lebanese Wine
With wine making tradition dating back 5,000 years the Phoenicians, the ancient dwellers of Lebanon, were tending vineyards, making wine and trading with other major cities long before the Greeks and Romans. And it was here that later Jesus changed water into wine, performing his first miracle at the wedding of Cana.
The term wine, or Cherem in Phoenician, is derived from a Phoenician word referring specifically to the fermentation of grapes. Wines were a specialty of the Phoenicians and their ancient Ugaritic poetry and epics mentioned wine with ringing praise. The Rapiuma and others were specific in identifying the choice wine of Lebanon as being one nurtured by their god El and fit for gods and kings. They must have learned about wine from earlier civilizations; however, they perfected viticulture and oenology so that Phoenician wines became prized commodities of the ancient world and a major source of revenue in their exports.
The Phoenician Canaanites were avid wine drinkers. The Bible mentions that the Phoenician Canaanite Melchizedek, King of Salem (King of Jerusalem) and Priest of the Most High God (El Elion), offered bread and wine to Abraham and Ezekiel refers to the wine of Helbon as a unique commodity. The village of Qana (Cana) where Jesus turned water into wine at the wedding feast was a town near Tyre (south Lebanon), Phoenicia and not elsewhere. Also, wine was central to the Passover observance among the Jews and continues to be so. It was served for the Passover of the Last Supper betwixt Jesus and his disciples and continues to be central to Christian Eucharistic liturgy of the Mass.
In Greek couldn’t offer vintages to compare with the Phoenicians until much later. At the table, most people drank their wine mixed with water, quite frequently half and half. So the opportunity to drink pure wine at a ritual was a special occasion. This is why getting drunk was so special and originally considered a spiritual state, in which deities could talk or act through the person in that condition. Some scholars believe that Dionysus was originally from the Middle East, home of wine and ecstatic worship. Also, in pagan worship, wine was used to anoint idols.