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In biblical times, Lebanon was famous for its gold, its forests of cedar—and its wine. In the eighth century B.C., the Old Testament prophet Hosea wrote that this tiny mountainous land on the eastern shores of the Mediterranean produced the wine with the finest bouquet: "They shall flourish as a garden.
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