The Elixir of Life

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Al-Iksir, meaning Elixir, is the purest form of all substances, a secret potion that grants eternal youth and love. It’s an Arabic word that was introduced in Andalucía by the Arabs and became to be known as elixir. Ixsir was therefore chosen as a fitting name for this new wine project. Their wines blend rich varieties of grapes cultivated from carefully selected terroirs that symbolize the diversity of Lebanon. The grapes are selected from different regions (Ainata, Deir el Ahmar, Jezzine, Kab Elias, and Niha) sponsoring sustainable development within growers’ communities. Continue reading

Beit al Batroun

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Take the route through the hills overlooking the old town of Batroun and the Mediterranean. As you go along, the scenery becomes greener and greener. Then continue on a somewhat steeper path that the asphalt has neglected to cover. A few more bumps here and there and you suddenly arrive at a little gem hidden between lush greenery, a little modest and beautiful house that lies amidst its own olive trees. It is here that Colette Kahil has chosen to build her home and surround it by fruit trees laden with lemons, almonds, olives, quinces and more.

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