2021 book reviews – the eastern Mediterranean

Chateau Musar AdVL book cover

Tam's penultimate collection of reviews of books published (mainly) in 2021. One book on Lebanon; another, very different, book on Israel.

Chateau Musar 
The story of a wine icon 
Edited by Susan Keevil 
Published by Académie du Vin Library 
ISBN 9781913141042 

I thought I knew the story of Chateau Musar and Serge Hochar. I knew Musar had put Lebanese wine on the map, I’d heard he was quite a character, I knew he’d made wine during wartime and I knew his wines were iconic – if polarising. I thought that, having participated in the most amazing vertical of his...