Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Wine Finds: Lebanese Wine from Eco-Friendly Ixsir

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Wine Finds: Lebanese Wine from Eco-Friendly Ixsir

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When you think of the world's best-known wine regions, Lebanon may not be on the top of your list. However, this Middle Eastern country is one of the world's oldest sites for wine production. Although most of Lebanon's wineries stopped production during the country's 1975-1990 civil war, many new wineries have opened since then. Among them is the well-respected and eco-friendly Ixsir, which CNN named one of the world's greenest buildings in 2011. Founded in 2008, Ixsir's winemaking team includes consultant Hubert de Board, co-owner and manager of the prestigious Chteau Anglus, located in the French appellation of Saint-milion in Bordeaux.

Ixsir 2015 Altitudes Blanc

Bought * Wine Merchant, 7817 Forsyth Boulevard, in October for $14.99

Description * This is an aromatic, slightly off-dry white that's floral and fruity. Made from a blend of 40 percent muscat, 40 percent obeidy (an indigenous white wine grape) and 20 percent viognier, it has a touch of sweetness balanced by good acidity. …

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