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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Syria, country in the Middle East with, almost incredibly considering its recent history (see war, effects on wine), at least one first-class wine producer. Domaine Bargylus was founded in 2005 by the Saade family (also owners of Château Marsyas in lebanon) in the mountains above the port city of Latakia. A fine red and very respectable white have been made from international varieties on a site with a Roman connection.

Syria has a particularly long history of wine production (see origins of viniculture and mesopotamia).