etsina is a 100% Greek product. It is not produced in any other part of the world except Greece. Made for more than 3,000 years, this traditional Greek wine has been resinated treated with pine-tree resin. The resin gives the wine a distinctively sappy taste.
oday, Retsina is produced in almost all parts of Greece, but the best is considered that of Attica.
Retsinas are either white or rose and should be served cold. Retsina is ideal as an accompaniment for all types of Greek cuisine. Like most Greek beverages, it is undeniably at its best when combined with Greek foods, especially the savory mezedes served as appetizers.
ome people, mostly non-Greeks, say that Retsina, is an acquired taste. Some other, say that Retsina has a flavor as "sappy and turpentine like".
We challenge you to try it! Because if you don't, you will never know what you are missing! The best is to try it in its native environment. Maybe then, you may well respond to it like a true Greek!