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VA--Chateau Musar: 1998-2004 Tasting and Presentation
Fri, May 12, 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Chateau Musar is a Lebanese winery in Ghazir, Lebanon founded in 1930 by Gaston Hochar when he was only twenty years old. Gaston Hochar got his inspiration to start his own vineyard when returning for Bordeaux because wine-making has been a tradition in Lebanon for over 6,000 years! Today, Lebanon is one of the oldest sites in the wine production world. In 1941, during World War II, Major Ronald Barton was stationed in Lebanon were he befriended Gaston Hochar. Through this friendship, it strengthened the ties with Bordeaux and ultimately influenced the style of the vineyard. The international discovery of Chateau Musar happened at the Bristol Wine Fair of 1979 when auctioneer and taster Michael Broadbent chose Musar 1967 as the “discovery of the Fair.” Chateau Musar was also the first wine producer in Lebanon to achieve organic certification for its vineyard. To this day Musar wines have an almost cult like following!
What to Expect:
This event is aimed to host a select gathering of like-minded wine and food lovers who are eager to share wine, stories, laughter, and friendship. We welcome you whether you are an entry level wine drinker or a well-traveled wine connoisseur. The 6 to 8 wines we will sample are carefully hand selected by our premier wine buying team. Please, consider joining us in the midst of a busy week to unwind and take a break from the routines of your normal day to sample some amazing wines while listening to an incredibly well informed speaker about regions and varietals you may not yet have visited or tasted.