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CNBC’s Access: Middle East uncorks Lebanese wine

For the latest edition of Access: Middle East, CNBC's Hadley Gamble discovers the aromatic world of Lebanese wine.

Business partners Etienne Debanne and Nabeel Alshaya discuss the complications they ran into when establishing their world class boutique winery in Lebanon – a process somehow involving 28 years of squatters, 20 lawsuits and a few rounds of gunfire.

Thankfully, the winery now enjoys tranquility. Its eco-tourism business is growing, which the founders describe as a "natural outgrowth of what Lebanon has to offer."

Gamble visits a store on London's King's Road to discuss the popularity of Lebanese wine with consumers across the globe. Vendor Michel Karam describes wines from the region as "very romantic."