Blue Wine in #Lebanon

I've heard months ago about blue wine but I was never tempted to try it. The 11.5% alcohol content wine was produced by a Spanish company by combing red "and white grapes with organic pigments and flavours to produce a sweet, electric-blue wine". I heard recently about a Lebanese winery, Chateau Wadih, producing blue wine as well and I spotted today at Stop & Shop in Adonis a Spanish blue wine called Baronia Blue. Chateau…

18-year-old Lebanese Karl Massaad Clinches First FIA F4 podium After a Brilliant Race

A month ago, Karl Massaad became the first Lebanese & Arab driver to compete in the British Formula4 Championship for 2017. Yesterday, Massaad made history by clinching his first podium at Thruxton Circuit in the F4 British Championship certified by FIA. After a difficult and disappointing qualifying round where the young Lebanese driver finished in 8th spot, Massaad was off to a great start on race day and advanced to fourth spot within four laps…

Lingerie Billboard Removed in #Beirut

MTV reported yesterday that Beirut Governor Ziad Chbib has ordered to remove a billboard showing a woman in her underwear in Mar Elias Beirut after receiving complaints from a group of people who found that poster indecent. I did not find anything related to that story on the governor's page but I'm hoping he clarifies the matter because if this is true, it's wrong on so many levels. Who are these people to decide what's…

Three Sperm Whales Spotted off the Coast of Tyre

Local fishermen spotted three sperm whales off the coast of Tyre few days ago and shared pictures and videos. The fishermen were in deep waters when they spotted the whales and unlike what this article stated, these whales don't pose any threat and are not bad news. In fact, these don't pose any danger to swimmers or sailors and this is definitely not the first time they are spotted off our coasts. If anything, we…
Critiques

Summer is Almost Here: Who’s Cleaning Our Beaches?

2 weeks ago
An estimated 8 million tons of plastic end up in oceans every year, and this plastic pollution is surfing onto Lebanese shores and damaging the marine ecosystems. Unfortunately, the problem is not only plastic pollution ...
Events

This Year’s Jounieh Festival Promises to be The Biggest to Date!

2 weeks ago
The official lineup for the 2017 Jounieh Summer Festival was announced last week and it looks like this year’s edition will be the biggest to date. The festival, which is produced by the Municipality of ...
Fun

Karl Sharro’s Guide to the Middle East Conflict

2 weeks ago
CNN interviewed Lebanese Cartoonist and satirist Karl Sharro (KarlRemarks) and asked him about his confused person’s guide to the Middle East. The “simple” diagram which Karl drew in 2015 illustrates the region’s alliances and hatreds. ...
Business

Where is Lebanon Headed?

3 weeks ago
Mustapha From Beirut Spring shared with me a really important piece by Synaps on Lebanon’s economy and where the country is headed to. It’s a bit long but an eye opener and a must-read if ...
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