- Mar 22, 2017
- E220D 4Matic P+
Slightly o/t as it's white rather than red, but when I went to Greece for the first time and tried Retsina I found it very unpalatable, albeit very cheap.
I soon discovered (following advice) that it was only the first two bottles which tasted that way ..... from the third one onwards it was really rather nice.
Celebrating on a night out after working in Crete for a fortnight, I was offered some Retsina and as I had tried it before wasn't too keen, but the Cretan Offering was rather pleasant, after a few we all went to bed (NOT SOBER) as we had an early Flight next Day. Arrived at the Airport to be met by the Team we had been working with, all bearing Gifts, mine was 4 Litres of Retsina in old 2 Litre Coke Bottles, I was given it as I was the first Brit that had neither "Fallen Over" or called it "Disgusting" No pleading with the donor to take it back was listened to, so I had to accept the Gift!
My problem was, how to get this basically "Moonshine/Rocket Fuel" onto the Aircraft? without being arrested (Highly Flammable and)
In the end we had a small Party with some of it but, had to deposit the rest down a Toilet, cleanest Toilet I had seen all Fortnight and slept the whole Flight back!