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retsina

a Greek wine flavoured with resin
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We had summer and winter tavernas within an easy walk Retsina almost became our preferred tipple.
"Once people get over their post traumatic retsina experience, they find a lot to like," says wine director Lauren Friel, referring to the traditional Greek wine that's flavored with pine resin.
He brought lightly toasted bread, sheep's milk feta, olives, taiamasalata, excellent retsina from the barrel.
While some local corn-fed whitetails might prove unobjectionable, our worst-tasting deer, those coming from the pinewoods, might convey a hint of turpentine, not unlike the pitch flavor in a glass of Greek retsina.
Wash it down with a bottle of local retsina, if you must.
- which are both known for their perfumed and aromatic qualities with the latter commonly blended to make Retsina. Malagouzia was thought to be almost extinct until the late 20th century.
In this case, most of these anagrams are not playable (e.g., NASTIER, RETAINS), though the word RETSINA is.
"Reminds me of retsina," said homebrewer Paul Zocco.
It was an unexpected result that had the Greeks toasting their heroes with Retsina and Ouzo into the small hours.
This edition has been revised and updated to incorporate new information on retsina wines, roses, and organic and reduced alcohol wines, and includes recent research.
ANYONE who's struggled to be positive about a bottle of Retsina on a Greek holiday - even if the sun is shining and the waves are lapping gently at the restaurant's harbour wall - might be surprised that Greece actually makes lots of wines that are well worth seeking out.