from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Greek white or rosé wine flavored with pine resin.
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- n. A Greek resinated white or rosé wine of a sort that has been produced for at least 2700 years.
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- n. Greek wine flavored with resin
Here are largish beachfront hotels, and restaurants serving ubiquitous feta salad or deep-fried calamari drenched in lemon juice, washed down with retsina.
We're told that the Greeks have only themselves to blame: They retire too early, drink too much retsina and often break into dance without warning .... all on borrowed money.
They have already laid aside their other laughter, that of mothers braiding their daughters 'hair, or of the dance steps of the plump-faced girls tumbling to their first retsina at the age of three.
It played Guantanamera and had plastic awningsseparating us from the road, but served the most delicious fried courgettes, pork souvlaki and local Robola white wine (no need for retsina here: Kefalonia produces Greece's best wine, a legacy of the Venetians).
Known as dolmades in Greece and simply as vine leaves elsewhere, it's probably no accident that leaves of the grape vine are used in this manner in a region not noted for the quality of its wines; quality sometimes so poor that the Greeks came to add pine resin to certain wines retsina and thought it an improvement!
I stayed with a Greek family in Athens for a few weeks, where I learned that besides lemon juice, garlic and retsina oh yum!
Looks like YouTube got their caca together and fixed itself right on time; if it had been otherwise, I could never have brought you the following unique treasure, this retsina for your retinas, this Everclear for your eyeballs, this sulphuric acid for your synapses.
But if I'd really been thinking, I would have found a bottle of retsina to go along with it — and tossed a glug or two into the mix.
“I will save a table for you, and put aside your favorite bottle of retsina.”
To anyone who has ever tasted a decent bottle of French Bordeaux, retsina is about as enjoyable as drinking turpentine.
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