Chateau Ksara Masterclass with Michael Karam and George Sara
Manchester Wine School is thrilled to host this one off special tasting of wines from the wonderful Chateau Ksara.
Founded in 1857 by Jesuit priests, Chateau Ksara today produces wines in the heart of the Bekaa Valley, farming vineyards at well over 1,000metres. As Lebanon's oldest winery, they have made it their mission to not only continue the unique, centuries-old practice of winemaking, but to also implement the newest and most innovative processes. Pesticides and herbicides are not used, so the grapes are grown almost organically. This coupled with Bekaa’s formidable terroir result in wines which have won awards all over the world.
Hosted at Comptoir Manchester, a middle Eastern restaurant full of bold flavours and the region's generosity, we will take you on a Eastern Mediterranean culinary journey to discover this beautiful country, tasting eight of Chateau Ksara's wines and dining on delicious Lebanese cuisine.
But that's not all! We delighted to be joined by Michael Karam, wine writer and author of "Wines of Lebanon" and the co-owner of ChateauKsara, George Sara. An amazing opportunity to learn about Lebanon, its history, its gastronomy and of course wine story.
Michael and George will lead us through a line-up of 9 wines including the iconic red Réserve du Couvent and a rare example of the Merwah grape, which some believe is related to Sémillon, all accompanied by delicious, boldly flavoured Middle Eastern food from the Comptoir kitchens.
Some of the great vintages on offer will be:
- Worlds first - Merwah 2018
- Blanc de Observatoire 2018
- Blanc de Blanc 2017
- Chardonnay 2017
- Gris de Gris 2018
- Reserve du Convent 2017
- Chateau Rouge 2016
Places are VERY Limited, so book early!
Places remaining: 0
Course Date/Time: Thu 31st Oct 2019 at 7.30
Duration: approx 2 hours
Venue: Comptoir Libanais, 18-19 The Avenue, Manchester M3 3HF