Four Lebanese Whiskies Featured in Whisky Advocate’s 2023 Fall Issue

Four Lebanese whiskies were featured in the buying guide of Whisky Advocate magazine fall 2023 issue. Whisky Advocate magazine is America's leading spirits publication and one of the world's leading whisky magazines. Ever since its inception, it serves as a reference for whisky lovers and features on a quarterly basis new whiskies and new ratings. The four Lebanese whiskies who made the 2023 fall issue are all produced by Riachi Winery & Distillery: 92/100 Athyr…

Darb Mar Charbel, Lebanon’s First Long-Distance Pilgrimage Route Set To Open in 2026

After completing their pilgrimage to Spain's Santiago de Compostela in 2018, a group of Lebanese decided to put in place Lebanon's first long-distance pilgrimage route, a 130km route crossing 40 villages and covering significant places and villages integral to the life of Lebanon’s patron saint, Mar Charbel. The route will be called Darb Mar Charbel and can be completed in 7 days. It will start from Qozhaya and Beqaa Kafra in the North and will…

FALSE: A Lebanese Student DID NOT Score the Highest IQ in The World

I really hope we don't have of the Ali Tleiss story this year but there's a Lebanese student who claims to have scored the highest IQ in the World of 285/300, ahead of a Russian & Japanese student. The kid is claiming to have won a Global IQ competition organized by IQ International but I haven't found such a thing online. IQ Global test is just a test where you go and test out your…

Meet Nabil Salameh: The Lebanese Ski Champion & Designer of Mzaar Ski Slopes

I had shared a post earlier last week about "Piste Nabil" at Mzaar and the reason behind its naming, and one of the blog's readers was kind enough to send me the real story and some exciting information on Nabil Salameh, the Lebanese ski champion and the designer and technician of Mzaar Ski Slopes. Nabil Salameh is a Lebanese Ski champion who was born in 1938 in Faraya and who represented Lebanon in several ski…
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Mar Charbel Mosaic To Be Displayed in St Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican

1 month ago
A mosaic representing Saint Charbel will be put on display in St Peter’s Basilica today at 7pm. Saint Charbel is a Lebanese Maronite monk and priest who was beatified in 1965 and venerated as a ...
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Does Anyone Know The Story Behind Mzaar’s “Nabil” Slope?

1 month ago
Update: Following this post, I received a clarification concerning the true story behind this slope that you can find [here]. As Mzaar is getting ready to open its slopes to skiers, a friend randomly asked ...
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Zaatar W Zeit Opens a Second Branch in Vancouver, Canada

1 month ago
Zaatar W Zeit appears to be doing quite well in Canada as they just opened their second branch in Vancouver on Park Royal, with the first open back in 2019 in Downtown Vancouver. I was ...
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Beirut Blast Update: Arrest Warrants Dropped For Youssef Fenianos & Ali Hassan Khalil

1 month ago
The Beirut blast investigation was dealt yet another blow this week after Judge Suleiman of the Court of Cassation suspended the arrests warrants issued against former ministers Youssef Fenianos, and Ali Hassan Khalil. Back in ...
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