Château Ksara’s Chardonnay Cuvée Du Pape 2016 wins Silver at the 25th Chardonnay Du Monde

Château Ksara’s Chardonnay Cuvée Du Pape 2016 wins Silver at the 25th Chardonnay Du Monde

Founded by the Jesuit fathers in 1857, the estate is well known for its elaborate Roman caves that run 2km deep.

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The global halal food market to reach USD 740 billion by 2025

The global halal food market to reach USD 740 billion by 2025

The global halal food market is expected to reach USD 739.59 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc.  The industry was valued at USD 436.8 billion in 2016. This growth is linked to the increasing Muslim population and their substantially increasing expenditure on food & non-beverages, which is...

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John Mansour is the first Lebanese bartender to win second place in Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge 2018

John Mansour is the first Lebanese bartender to win second place in Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge 2018

Lebanese bartender, John Mansour, won the second place at the Grand Finals of the Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge 2018. Ray Letoa of New Zealand won first place, and Maximiliano Vallée Valletta of Canada was ranked third. In addition to the title of Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge Champion, Letoa took home...

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Demand for specialty coffee shops is growing in the UAE

Demand for specialty coffee shops is growing in the UAE

According to Research And Markets’ the ‘UAE Coffee Chain Market by Regions (Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and rest of UAE), by Organized and Unorganized, by Food and Beverages – Outlook to 2021’ report the market has seen a shifting preference for modern coffee shops where people could sit and relax with a cup of coffee....

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Jordanian Siniora expands business

Jordanian Siniora expands business

Jordanian Siniora Food Industries purchased a 3,500 square meter warehousing facility in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, at a total cost of USD 2 million, a move that is in line with Siniora’s expansion strategy in the region to focus on Gulf markets. The company has also purchased a 11,590 m2 plot of land...

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8 steps to becoming a barista champion

8 steps to becoming a barista champion

Safa Salehi, CEO of Iran Academy, authorized SCAE trainer and jury member of the Lebanese Barista Competition at HORECA Lebanon, highlights what it takes to being an award-winning barista. Improve your knowledge: “Before you start making coffee, you need to educate yourself to really understand what it takes to make...

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GCC F&B market set to grow to USD 196 billion by 2021

GCC F&B market set to grow to USD 196 billion by 2021

The food and beverage sector in GCC countries is expected to continue to grow at a seven percent annual rate, reaching USD 196 billion by 2021, from the current USD 130 billion, according to MENA Research Partners. Saudi Arabia accounts for more than half of the market share, followed by...

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Chateau Ksara is one of Lebanon’s top touristic destinations

Chateau Ksara is one of Lebanon’s top touristic destinations

With a history that spans over 160 years, Chateau Ksara has become one of Lebanon’s most visited destinations because of the heritage it holds, as well as the quality and variety of wine that it produces. Today, the Ksara estate has managed to keep attracting visitors from all parts of...

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Chāteau Ksara 1942 Vin D’Or raises USD 2,000 for Human Rights Watch in London

Chāteau Ksara 1942 Vin D’Or raises USD 2,000 for Human Rights Watch in London

Château Ksara, one of Lebanon’s leading wineries, highlighted its heritage recently when a bottle of its Vin D’Or 1942 sold for £1,500 ($2,000) in an auction at the Human Rights Watch annual dinner at the Tower of London on November 20. “The excitement was palpable. We had no idea what...

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SIAL announces new coffee champions

SIAL announces new coffee champions

SIAL Middle East, the region’s fastest growing professional exhibition for the food and beverage industry, announced the winners of the 2017 UAE National Coffee Championships. Three official competitions, certified by World Coffee Events (WCE) and sanctioned by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA), took place during the exhibition, with incredible displays...

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