The wine’s name evokes a rejuvenating magic potion, and is the Arabic word that gave birth to “elixir” in English.
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Nestled in green hills north of Lebanon's capital Beirut just a few kilometers from the Mediterranean coastline, a winery co-founded by detained tycoon Carlos Ghosn presses on with trade.Local distributor Ziad Karam said the wine Ghosn helped create was doing well in Lebanon and should continue to do so.Even as Ghosn awaits trial in Japan, he is remembered fondly by colleagues in Lebanon, including for supporting small-scale independent vineyards.Ghosn saw the wine venture, as well as other investments in banking and real estate in Lebanon, as the start of a return to his roots, acquaintances said.
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