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also: Large Independent Merchant of the year UK, East of England Merchant of the year, Fortified Specialist Merchants of the Year UK
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Tickets for our events are transferable but non-refundable.

However we do run a waiting list for sold-out tastings (and they nearly always sell out) - if you need to cancel we'll try our best to sell your place on to the waiting list.

DEC
10
2018
0.00 am

Chateau MusarTasting

 

 

We are fortunate to have Elliot O'Mara of Chateau Musar with us for the evening. Elliot will be showcasing some of the best wines to come out of Chateau Musar accompanied with his expert knowlege and experiences.

The Hochar family’s philosophy of respect for the environment means that the 180 hectares of Musar vineyards are managed with minimal human interference and all the wines are made naturally.

Chateau Musar was the first producer in Lebanon to achieve organic certification for its vineyards in 2006. Most are located in the Bekaa Valley, cradled between two mountain ranges running parallel to Lebanon’s Mediterranean coastline. Vines have been cultivated here for at least 6,000 years: the Phoenicians (seafaring ancestors of the modern Lebanese) were instrumental in bringing vines and wines from Byblos across to all of the areas around the Mediterranean.

Flanked by snow-covered mountains, and nestled at 1000m (3,000 feet) above sea level, the serenely beautiful Bekaa Valley is blessed with 300 days of sunshine a year, fresh mountain breezes and an average temperature of 25°C (encompassing snowy winters and hot summers). Remote and unspoilt, the Musar vineyards were ‘organic’ by default before the term was coined.

All the grapes are hand-harvested by local Bedouins between August and October.

In the winery, ambient yeasts do the work of fermentation. The bare minimum of sulphur is used and the Chateau Musar Red wines are neither fined nor filtered.

A real opportunity to taste some extraordinary wines and gain some invaluable knowledge.

 Tickets are £16.50 per head and can be booked by calling the Cherry Hinton Branch branch on 01223 214 553 or heading to eventbrite to book online https://chateaumusar.eventbrite.co.uk.

 The tasting will start at 7pm and last around 2hours.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the branch for this amazing evening.