Amman, Jordan (CNN) - It's not the sheep he uses to keep his grape vines tidy that make Omar Zumot's wines unusual. Nor is it the fish he uses as a source of fertilizer.
What truly sets Zumot's wines apart is the fact that they come not from the lush vineyards typically found in France or California, but from the hot and arid plains of Jordan.
"My father was a vintner since 1954, and it has always been his dream and our dream to produce a good wine of Jordan," Zumot told CNN.
"You know when I was four years of age, he would always tell me this country can produce the best wine in the world."
Middle Eastern wines were once a standing joke in the wine world - one report memorably dismissed them as "Chateau Migraine."
"Unfortunately the mind set that everybody had was that Jordanian wine is a mediocre wine, that Jordanian wine is not the best in the world," says Zumot.
For the FULL STORY: "Connoisseurs toast Jordan's desert wines"
I love all types of wine from different appellations. I've never heard of wine from Jordan, I'd love to try some!
Just caught that before signing off. It has Oscar written all over IT!
Thanks SLT. Well Guys and Special Brunettes I gotta hit the highway. Everybody stay safe and have a great evening.
Be well and travel safely. Talk to y'all in the morning!
Be careful,drive safe!!!
Get some sleep and I'll talk to ya in the morning.
Coming soon: "Eatocracy, the movie"
Sarah Silverman as Kat
Chelsey Lately as SLT
Luke Wilson as JDizz
Sam Elliott as RichHead (Wonder Dog starring as herself)
Dylan McDermott as Truth
James Franco as Jerv
Matt Damon as SirBiddle
and Angelina Jolie as Aurora Dawn
...And "Milton" as Bob...:)
LOL I certainly lucked out there!!!! Thank you! Angelina is a perfect choice!!! LOL
I like it!
Maybe HAL shut the system down. Open the door HAL!
What did you guys do to SLT???? LOL RH Thank you kindly. Ladies always like a compliment.
SLT is a sadist, a sadist I tell you!
Trying to drive us mad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We like to stir things up every now and then here at Eatocracy.
Ya'll must have been bad while I was gone.
LOL I don't think Bob would ever say that about me! However....it's incredibly true!!!! LOL
That's whty I said it. SLT is playing with us today.
I know...what gives?
@RH...No I can't say you did tell me that!! LOL
Bob told me. It must be true.
Welcome back...How was the drive?
Sitting outside Tallahassee FL. Got another eleven and a half hrs. to go. She's right @80,000. lbs yet rides real smooth.
Busy day here. Glad to hear all is well on your end!
I spent some time along that route. Did some Katrina relief and flew out of Mobile at the end. Also spent some time in Biloxi and Gulfport. Nice areas, as I remember...Drive safely, as you don't want to "hit" anything...;)
Yeah! Got to park on the Front Row. WI-FI- signal strong? Check. Let the games begin Ladies and Gentleman.
HI Stranger,how's your day?
Have I told you that you look fabulous today?
I like Rothschild Merlot, and I do like Margaritas as well. My fave drink though is a Bombay Sapphire Gin (don't know why just like Bombay) and diet 7up! But, when I'm home in Canada it's Wiser's and Diet Coke for me....not very feminine but yummy.
I can't do wine.... but I can hit beer!!
Yeah, never had much use for wine, can't really do beer anymore but I tear up a bottle of sour mash whiskey.
However, I get these little nagging headaches when I drink beer. It's not a hangover headache... it's after I have a couple. I tried pooring the bottle into a glass and that doesn't help either. :( Now, once in awhile I fire up the blender and make a mean strawberry margarita! OH YEA!
Like to give myself brain freeze drinking really cold ice water for the headache. I'm a real sucker for margaritas! You go!
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