B for Bacchus

B for Bacchus

By Farrah Berrou
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Wine stories from the Levant, Eastern Mediterranean, and the Caucasus.
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Wine stories from the Levant, Eastern Mediterranean, and the Caucasus.
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4. LEBANON - Why can't we dream?
Maher Harb, the winemaker at the young Sept Winery in the small Batroun village of Nahla, is the only biodynamic winemaker in Lebanon. Farrah talks to him to find out what that means and what it took to start Sept, a project that's a tribute to his late father.  Sept Winery Sept on Instagram
48:54
November 20, 2019
3. LEBANON - We need to make a much bigger cake
Farrah talks to Hady Kahale, wine consultant, manager of Batroun's Atibaia, and husband of Episode 2's guest, Jennifer Massoud. Hady is the co-founder of Ixsir Winery, which is now one of the big names in Lebanon, and he also happens to be the only Lebanese MW candidate. We talk to him about the nature of the wine industry in Lebanon and what still needs to be done for everyone to succeed together.  Read Hady's article in the October issue of Executive Magazine here.
36:38
November 5, 2019
2. LEBANON - I was baptized in wine
Farrah sits down with Jennifer Massoud of Atibaia winery in Batroun, a wine region north of Beirut. As one of the smallest, if not THE smallest, boutique wineries in a tiny country, business isn't done like a commercial winery with massive output. Luckily, wine isn't something new to her & her family. Jennifer discusses what came before Atibaia by talking about what was in the pages that led to this new chapter.
31:07
October 21, 2019
1. LEBANON - Our savior is the vines
In the very FIRST episode of the B for Bacchus podcast, Farrah talks to Eddie Chami from Couvent Rouge, a winery in the Bekaa Valley's Deir el Ahmar. This particular area is known for its (illegal) fields of cannabis. Eddie talks about the region's gradual transition from cannabis to wine, what Couvent Rouge has been trying to do after so many farmers made the switch, and the potential of Lebanon's neighbors when it comes to wine.  Get tickets to visit Couvent Rouge on Nov 23rd here. 
51:23
October 7, 2019
Trailer
Introducing a podcast about wine in the Levant, Eastern Mediterranean, and the Caucasus. Hosted by Farrah Berrou
01:55
September 18, 2019
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