World’s largest wine glass made in Lebanon

November 2nd, 2010 - 9:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

largest wine glass Lebanon, Nov 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Officially, the world’s largest wine glass is in Lebanon. Officials from the Guinness Book of World Records have certified that the glass is indeed the largest in the world. Standing at a staggering 2.4 meters long, the wine glass is capable of holding several bottles of wine. The bottle’s diameter is 1.65 meters wide and its diameter along with the height makes the glass a huge giant that needs a platform before it can be mounted.

Portugal held the previous record for the world’s largest wine glass. However Lebanon made sure that record belonged to them by keeping the glass at a festival at the country’s capital, Beirut. The showcase of the giant glass to the world highlights the value that Lebanon attaches to their wines.

The country exports about half of its wine produce with the other half consumed locally. All the winemakers in the country contributed to the colorful ceremony to outdoor the glass. They used the occasion to promote their wines while participants were given the opportunity to fill the giant glass with wine.

It sure is an impressive piece of artwork from Lebanon.

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