On sexing up a wine industry of a country known for its fun-loving 'Joie de vivre' aesthetic or philosophy, as much as for its wars and religious devotion.
“It’s easier to sell terrorism than tourism in the news,” Kamal Mouzawak, owner of Tawlet, a restaurant in Beirut, is quoted saying in an article of the Financial Times.
Another juicy quote comes from Michael Karam; “The image of Lebanon is still guys with guns and beards, but the wine producers are now starting to tell people that we’re a wine-producing country. And I think Lebanese wine could be the sexiest in the world.” "
"1. Obama Should Shut Up
Obama’s claim that the Syrian regime is receiving Iranian assistance to repress protests is a statement which could inflame sectarian hatred inside Syria, as Obama’s Zionist advisors know very well."
"The unlikely of unlikeliest interviews, but a real charm to watch."
Two British 'Greats' of a different sort go head to head, discussing fame and the essence of celebrity. But don't expect any kind of stand-off here, it's a gentle lulling discussion and Brand escapes get the Paxman treatment as he's charmed by his animated guest.