Lebanon claims world's largest glass of wine

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October 31, 2010

Seeking to brush off its political troubles and burnish its reputation for good living, Lebanon claimed a record for the world's biggest glass of wine.

Organizers of a wine festival in Beirut poured around one hundred bottles of Lebanese wine into the giant glass, 2.4 meters high and 1.65 meters wide.

"The previous record was set in Portugal 12 years ago, and I'm proud to announce that Lebanon has achieved a new record," Guinness World Records adjudicator Liz Smith told Reuters Television at the festival on Friday evening.

The size of the glass meant that even with dozens of bottles poured in, it was not even a quarter full. And no one appeared in a rush to drink from the cocktail of red, white and rose wines which were sloshed in with abandon.

Organizers said winemakers from across the country had contributed their produce as part of a campaign to promote Lebanese wine -- half of which they said is exported.

"This glass brings together all the wine producers (in Lebanon)," said Nada Farah.

The wine glass may be a useful accompaniment for Lebanon's other forays into culinary extremes. In recent years it has claimed the world's biggest servings of kibbeh and tabbouleh, traditional meat and salad dishes, and the biggest bowl of hummus.

لبنان يدخل موسوعة غينيس بأكبر كأس نبيذ في العالم

صب منظمو مهرجان النبيذ في بيروت نحو مئة زجاجة من النبيذ اللبناني في كأس عملاقة ارتفاعها 2.4 متر وعرضها 1.65 متر.

وقالت ليز سميث إحدى، حكام موسوعة غينيس للأرقام القياسية في المهرجان الذي أقيم مساء الجمعة: "سجل الرقم القياسي السابق في البرتغال قبل 12 عاما، وأنا فخورة لأن أعلن أن لبنان حقق رقما قياسيا جديد".

وحجم الكأس يعني أنه حتى مع صب عشرات الزجاجات في الكأس فلن يمتليء سوى ربعه.

وقال منظمو المهرجان أن صناع النبيذ من شتى أنحاء البلاد ساهموا بانتاجهم ضمن حملة لترويج النبيذ اللبناني الذي يقولون أن نصفه يصدر.

وكان لبنان سجل في السنوات الأخيرة أرقاما قياسية في أكبر صحن كبة وأكبر صحن تبولة وأكبر صحن حمص وأكبر صحن فتوش في العالم


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Go Lebanon!!!

Looks like we will be breaking more and more records every year !! Go Lebanonnnnnnn :))

October 2010

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