The minimal skin contact in the initial winemaking process means that rosé wines should ideally drunk when they are young and fresh and showing the pleasing color – anything from pale blush to intense, light red – desired by the winemaker.

Tannins are a naturally occurring group of compounds called polyphenolics, that are important in wine, in particular red wines, and which are found in plants, seeds, wood, leaves and fruit skins.

The reputation of Syrah is founded on the great wines of the Northern Rhone such as Hermitage, Cornas and Côte Rotie.

We’ve all been there. The waiter brings the wine you have ordered and asks you to taste it. But what are you really looking for?

A truly historic wine that for nearly half a century was Chateau Ksara’s flagship wine before the introduction of the Cuvée du Troisième Millénaire and Le Souverain in 2000 and 2007 respectively.

This outstanding example of a Lebanese varietal Chardonnay has pronounced primary aromas of apples, peaches and pineapple as well as secondary notes of toast, butter and vanilla.

Founded in 1857 by Jesuit Priests who produced the country's first dry red wine, Château Ksara is Lebanon's oldest, largest and most visited winery, attracting some 40,000 visitors per year.