Wine: From Social to Quarantine Drink

It is known that Wine is the perfect social drink. But in time of Quarantine, what does that mean? How can we still enjoy a good bottle while facing self-isolation at home with the required social distancing.

Wine is for sharing and we all agree about that. Despite the current situation [not only in Lebanon but worldwide], we are living a challenging period where no public gatherings, no parties, no restaurants and of course no social life is allowed for security reasons.

Under such isolation and self-quarantine, the only remedy when staying home is to pick a bottle of wine from your cellar and drink it either alone or with family. Enjoying a good wine requires companionship which always boosts the wine appreciation backed by exchanges and an advanced sense of discovery that can only occurs when it is shared.

So during this quarantine at home, let’s benefit from the free time to know more about your all-time favorites and fully appreciate them the right way. Here is a first selection of 2 Whites and 2 Reds hand-picked by our experts which also comes in bundles for this end of March:

Gavi Di Gavi

  • Producer: Marchesi Di Barolo
  • Appellation: Gavi - Cortese Di Gavi
  • Country: Piedmont, Italy
  • Grape/Blend: Cortese

Our notes: Straw-yellow with greenish tints. Delicate nose combining dried flowers, almond, beeswax and menthol. Clean, focused, austere palate showing full-on length. Drink with poultry.

Italy’s Iconic Whites

Drouhin LaForêt

  • Producer: Joseph Drouhin
  • Appellation: Bourgogne Rouge
  • Country: Bourgogne, Burgundy, France
  • Grape/Blend: Pinot Noir

Our notes: Full of life and full of charm! Bright ruby colour and a rich nose with aromas of red fruits (raspberry, red currants, wild strawberry). On the palate, the wine is pleasant, fruity and refreshing, with light tannins and great elegance.

Drouhin LaForêt Pinot Noir & Chardonnay


  • Producer: Mahler-Besse
  • Appellation: Saint-Estephe
  • Country: Medoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape/Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot

Our notes: Wonderful wine powerful, concentrated and rich, with gritty tannins and hallmark notes of cassis, tobacco, cigar box and crushed stone. Full-bodied blends of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot that can age extremely well.

Les Grands Crus, Saint Emilion

Coppola Director’s

  • Producer: Francis Ford Coppola Winery
  • Appellation: Sonoma County
  • Country: North Coast, California, USA
  • Grape/Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon

Our notes : This wine has won many prizes: the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition awarded the 2015 vintage Gold and the 2014 vintage Double Gold. This is one of the most popular wines from the region which has increased in popularity over the past year. A Must-try!

Director's Cabernet & Chardonnay