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Discussion in 'The Connoisseur' started by Rosie, May 31, 2006.
Yes, you do!
^Should have gotten a crock long time ago. Tired of bachelor on-the-go and the same takeout.
Definitely on the list.
Tonight was 'Greek Night'....we made Greek meatballs, tzatziki, huumous, pita bread, olives and feta. I decided to not buy the retsina so we settled for our 'box wine'...pinot grigio.
Do you drink retsina?
We love retsina. Tend to drink it only when we cook Greek but for us it is the perfect hot weather picnic drink with a meal. We can only get the Tsantalis brand here now which tends to be a very mild flavoured while we prefer the more robust resiny flavoured.
I never developed a taste for retsina but domestica is wonderful. Ouzo I stay away from completely.
Not a fan of ouzo either.
Last night's supper was grilled salmon fillet with steamed veg and quinoa salad.
Burgers and dogs from the grill.
In Crete Ouzo is considered to be a ladies drink anyway, the tough guys there prefer Raki.
At this end of the pond you’ll get an Ouzo with a seated meal in almost any greek restaurant.
In Istanbul teen age girls drink Raki. Throughout the Aegean Ouzo and Raki are ubiquitous.
I don't know, what's more worse, Ouzo, Raki or GRAPPA.
I am sure know that Crete Raki is total different from Ouzo and Raki in Istanbul and the rest of the Aegaean…
Indigenous native batches may be unique across the Aegean however this is a minor point when set
against the main composition of either Ouzo or Raki. I spent two years in the Aegean and sampled
a fair amount of its product, and, in this regard, like corn liquor mash which comprise bourbon or rye
mash for that particular variety of bourbon, it is not apples and oranges but similar ingredients that
comprise generic distilling.
I know the guys on Crete are a tough bunch but so are those gorgeous Turkish gals in Istanbul.
Haha, i knew @Trenchfriend knows better...
Trench doesn't know Turnip. And Grappa is Mediterranean not Aegean.
You never tried that Crete stuff, do you…
After the war I served an advisory tour with the Hellenic Army and spent some time on Crete.
A jump on the island with Greek paras and mountain work, and "that Crete stuff" in Heraklion.
Once, in Salonika a bartender whom was a Crete native poured a shot of Ouzo
for me to celebrate his first German soldier kill during the war.
The knife he used hung on the wall behind him.
Yes, Crete guys are a tough bunch.