Retsina

Consider this more Public Service Announcement than review. Retsina is a style of wine in Greece that has been spike with pine resin. There is a historical basis for this going back to before Jesus was born… Old habits die hard, or course. Retsina is, in fact, a protected original product in the eyes of the EU. That said, this tastes exactly how it sounds: wine with pine sap. The restaurant owner gave it to us “on the house”, reminiscing that he drank this as a young man and stopped because it…”changed him”. Perhaps the Greek version of bad tequila with a “unique” flavour. Let’s just leave it at that.

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