by Markus Stolz

Retsina is a part of Greece’s heritage. I am using the term heritage, as it refers to "something inherited from the past". Wine with added resin has been made in Greece for about 2500 years. That is a long time! Despite its long history, it took all but 10 years for Retsina to become a global synonym for Greek wine: During the 1960s, commercial and bottled Retsina became available. This coincided with the tourist boom, when a large number of travellers began to discover Greece. Suddenly, the name ...