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The Greek cure for stress

"Good company and perhaps some quality retsina is, in my opinion, one of the best and most harmless tranquilizers" (Source)

Not a bad idea, although I think I would substitute something, anything, else for retsina.
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Anonymous Anonymous said... 12:40 pm

But if you happened to be sitting on a beach on a beautiful Greek island with lovely people, you probably wouldn't need the retsina. I like it, btw, but then I am half Greek.

I've just mentioned you on my site re the Olympics, now you will need tranquilisers when the bills start popping through your letterbox!  

Blogger Croydonian said... 12:45 pm

All a matter of taste, and indeed context. I find that pastis just does not work in these parts, but is very pleasant as an aperitif when in warmer climes  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 1:39 pm

You dint like pastis in cold climes C ?
I loves them , Greggs do a really nice cheese and onion one.  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 2:55 pm

Well, I'm in warmer climes and retsina is still revolting.  

Blogger Croydonian said... 3:05 pm

Well, there is such a thing as Breton whisky (sic), so why not Cornish pastis?

I cannot help but wonder who thought it was a great idea to add tree resin to wine.  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 3:15 pm

I cannot help but wonder who thought it was a great idea to add tree resin to wine.
Probably somebody with a load of tree resin to unload C  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 4:03 pm

I can understand that retsina is an acquired taste, especially the home produced stuff straight from a barrel. It's not made for wimps!  

Blogger Croydonian said... 4:46 pm

P - Seems more likely than the official reason of pine resin having been used as a sealant on amphorae.

Ellee - Maybe I'll try it again. Historically I didn't like olives...  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 7:13 pm

C- can I bring Buckfast into this for a minute? I'd happily drink a forest full of pine resin rather than a bottle of Buck again.  

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