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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Obaideh, hardy, vigorous, workmanlike indigenous grape of lebanon, high in sugar, low in acidity, used extensively in the making of arak (local spirit), sacramental wines, and white Chateau Musar. The Obaideh was once believed to be a strain of Chardonnay, but without any dna profiling of Lebanese cultivars, it is difficult to determine its exact origins.