Egypt wineries struggle to revive derided industry

Egypt wineries struggle to revive derided industry

Men and women harvest Merlot grapes under the scorching sun in one of Egypt’s up-and-coming vineyards, as the Muslim-majority desert country strives to win over international wine connoisseurs. “It’s a great story, what we’ve done with Egyptian wine,” said a proud Labib Kallas, as he inspected vines planted in reclaimed desert land north of Cairo on a hot day in July.

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