We don’t want to rate wines or give points because what you like is a subjective thing regardless of the price, grape, or brand. But if you’re curious and you want to expand your palate by trying something different, you’ll find a new suggested bottle here every month. None of the wines listed here are sponsored.
Couvent Rouge Leb Nat 2019
A new release and the first pét-nat in Lebanon, Couvent Rouge’s Leb Nat white is made with organic Viognier and Grenache Blanc. Also available in rosé (Syrah and Obaideh).
About the white:
The Viognier really shines here. It’s like a peach cobbler without the sugary glaze, the stone fruit foam is followed by a nutty cream on the palate with a kick – it’s crisp but not too dry, the freshness is just the boost needed for the post-work, pre-weekend Thursday evening.Farrah, B for Bacchus founder
Chateau St Thomas Pinot Noir 2014
One of the few wineries to produce a monocepage of Pinot Noir in Lebanon, which is surprising in itself given the grape’s love for cooler climates, Chateau St Thomas hits the mark with this medium-bodied beauty.
Reserve Ammiq Cuvée 2009
An underrated steal, the Reserve Ammiq Cuvée has a great price for a good bottle of red blend. It’s Cabernet Sauvignon with our two adopted red grapes: Carignan and Cinsault.
For being 10 years old, it’s aged like Rufus Sewell. It’s got character, it’s balanced and peppery, .Farrah, B for Bacchus founder
Sept Winery Obeideh Skin-Contact 2019
Sept, the only biodynamic winery in Lebanon, launched the first skin-contact white wine in an experimental batch of 183 bottles. A slice of dried apricot wrapped in perfumed petals that has developed the character of an aged, honeyed white, if you get a chance to try this limited release, don’t turn it down.
Vertical33 Cinsault du Soir 2016
Cinsault is Lebanon’s specialty as of late. Vertical33‘s du Soir (they have 2 expressions of Cinsault) is a lovely transition wine as Spring temperatures start to rise and we get ready to shift into Summer.
It’s a bucket of strawberries with a sprinkle of soft pepper. You could mistake if for a Pinot Noir at first glance until the wave of fresh red fruit hits your tongue.Farrah, B for Bacchus founder