Middle East Wine Revolution: Arab Awakening Boosts Wine Business

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Since the first rumblings of revolution in Tunisia last year, we’ve been covering the Arab awakenings often. We’ve asked for analysis from political reporters and foreign correspondents, and reported the latest news as it came in. Today, we're examining a different angle to the uprisings: commerce, particularly the growing number of Middle Eastern wine businesses

Cathy Huyghe is the founder of 365DaysOfWine.com, a website about drinking wine every day, and Red White Boston, a for-profit marketing service that designs and promotes wine events. She joins us to talk about the recent revolutions in the Middle East and the impact they’re having on local wine businesses. Huyghe recently attended VinExpo in Bordeaux, where she spoke with winemakers and representatives from North Africa and the Middle East, including Morocco, Lebanon, Tunisia, and Israel.

VinExpo in Bordeaux, where producers and brands from all corners of the globe gathered for one of the biggest trade fairs anywhere.
I spoke with winemakers and representatives from North Africa and the Middle East, including Morocco, Lebanon, Tunisia, and Israel.