Special Notice – Thyme to Spread the Word About Lebanon’s Food and Wine

Thursday, December 9, 2021
Opinion by Jean AbiNader

On December 2nd, the Embassy of Lebanon hosted an event featuring Lebanese food and wine for potential business customers. The event was funded by the US State Department Middle East Partnerships Initiative program focusing on developing markets for businesses in Lebanon. By shedding light on the richness and uniqueness of Lebanon’s culinary heritage, the aim is to provide concrete opportunities for Lebanese agri-food companies to expand into the US and increase exports.

Among those attending were Lebanese producers of QOOT Cluster, the first Lebanese agri-food consortium that brings together Lebanese enterprises, rising SMEs, multinational companies, knowledge providers, support institutions, and investment entities to collaboratively catalyze and innovate the agri-food sector in Lebanon. Currently, QOOT Cluster includes more than 70 members of innovative companies. Members consist of small, medium, and large enterprises dealing in food production, input supplies, processing, distribution, marketing, technology, and retail, among other verticals.

 We highly recommend that you contact the producers of these fine products to learn more about how you can source Lebanese products.

Company Name


Contact person


The Good Thymes


Fady Aziz


Healthy chocolate and spreads

Samer Tutunji


Olive oil

Youssef Fares


Olive oil

Rose Bechara

Cedar’s Premium F&B

Organic juice

Joe Najm

Raw bites

Healthy protein puffs

Nour Bazzaz


Healthy bars

Bahaa El Kadamani

The Three brothers

Bathtub Gin

Chadi Tannous

As a service to our readers, I sampled all of the above and six different wines and promise that you will find excellence at hand. More information is coming from the coordinators shortly. 

The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the American Task Force on Lebanon.