Some photos from recent trip to Beirut and Bekaa valley


Arak ageing in clay jars at Domaine des Tourelles

IMG_20161111_114001.jpgFabrice Guiberteau, winemaker at Kefraya next to Roman burial chamber


Pot still at Domaine des Tourelles made in Aleppo some time in the 19th century and Faouzi Issa from the family who own the estate.

IMG_20161110_091316.jpgOld telephone and aniseed sacks at Tourelles




About Henry

Henry Jeffreys was born in London. He has worked in the wine trade, publishing and is now a freelance journalist. He specialises in drink and his work has appeared in the Spectator, the Guardian, the Economist, the Financial Times, the Oldie and Food & Wine magazine. He was a contributor to the Breakfast Bible (Bloomsbury 2013) and his book Empire of Booze: British History through the Bottom of a Glass was published in November 2016.
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One Response to Lebanon

  1. Dave Tester says:

    Nice pictures but would love to hear about your visit.
    I visited Bekka Valley several times in the early 1970’s and would love to hear what’s happening there now

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