The Wine Bloggers Conference that we attend every year always gives us opportunities to meet new people from around the country that also have a true passion for wine. Almost three years ago we met Maria Frangieh, one of the nicest persons you will ever meet. Maria is from Lebanon and serves as a marketer for a number of wineries, one of which is Chateau Ksara.
Last year, Maria gifted us with three bottles of Ksara wine. What a treat! It was refreshing and fun to try wines from another part of the world and discover what they have to offer. Join us for our wine tasting by watching the videos below, and getting a glimpse into how The Traveling Winers have themselves some fun with wine.
History Of Chateau Ksara
Listen as Brian, our “Timeless” Winer fills us in on a small bit of history about the winery.
La Souverain 2009
(50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Arinarnoa) Black inky color, spice on the nose, medium (-) tannins, full body, long finish, 14% etoh; very full and unique flavor; would be good alone or with cheese or lamb. The Arinarnoa is a grape varietal that comes from crossbreeding Tannat and Cabernet Sauvignon. Well, Golly Gee! Elizabeth hit it right on the head – watch the video under Cuvée du Troisiéme Millénaire to witness her wine genius.
Cuvée du Troisiéme Millénaire 2011
(40% Petit Verdot, 30% Cabernet Fran, 30% Syrah) Leather and chocolate on the nose, earthy and mushroom flavors, high tannins; we think this wine would go well with a thick juicy steak…or as Brian says, “This is a Big Boy wine!”
Clear, colorless, unsweetened anise-flavored distilled alcoholic drink. Lebanon’s national drink, 56% etoh, black licorice galore! And once again, Brian is FULL of UBOI’s (useless bits of information) when it comes to this Middle Eastern Aperitif. Click on the video to learn more.
Story Time About Our Maria!
Click on the video below to learn more about our stylin’ footwear, selfie stick master, multitasking, nature-loving queen – Maria. “We love you, Maria!” And we just want you to know 🙂
*Disclosure: Wine was provided as a trade sample