Offering spicy reds and an ever improving range of whites, Lebanese wine – mostly centred in the Bekaa Valley – is not a new phenomenon, with evidence of ancient Phoenician wine production dating as far back as 750 BC. Favouring French grapes, the country’s top producers stick to their own methods of production, giving wines that offer a unique expression of the grape that are growing in popularity with international consumers. Try the distinctive Vinoix from Chateau Heritage – a dessert wine macerated over green walnuts for a distinctive nutty taste.