In an industry beset by trends, Château Musar, an 87-year-old Lebanese wine producer, has garnered a cult following. It’s the only Middle Eastern wine offered by Thomas Keller’s legendary French Laundry restaurant in Yountville, California, and it displays prominently at New York City’s Rouge Tomate.
There’s a special category in life called “Things We Brag About Doing While Drunk.” No, we’re not including driving. No matter what your uncle, or friend, or that guy who just rear-ended you insists, nobody’s a better driver while intoxicated. Better at lying to yourself, sure. Better at not noticing the many minor to incredibly […]
When Lebanese winemaker Serge Hochar died last year in a swimming accident, Chateau Musar, the family-owned winery that he ran for most his adult life, was operating in a surprisingly stable environment. ISIS had not yet gained access to the Bekaa Valley, the winery’s location and Lebanon’s foremost wine-producing region. Hezbollah was indeed operating in […]
This weekend American Pharoah and his owner Ahmed Zayat achieved history by becoming the first horse since 1978 to win the coveted triple crown. This is no easy feat and to accomplish it takes an immense amount of time, investment and a passion for the sport. In Ahmed Zayat’s case, it also takes the ingenuity […]