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Encounters with wine, krasi in Greek. Vicky and friends, clients with a bottle of mine, a bottle popping in the hands of students and passengers.

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four myths, fifty shades

vigor Posted on Sun, February 25, 2018 18:29:33

A casual rendez-vous
in Mechelen, with retsina. The Man asks if I want to join him for Fifty Shades and,
actually, I ‘m in a very generous mood. A Greek mezze, a bottle of wine, to
share as if it were saint valentine’s day. When I ask Maria of restaurant Zorba
what kind of resin wine she advises, the reaction “yes, THAT one” comes as fast
as her reply “The one from Tetramythos”.

Tetramythos
and its four myths make me weak. Two brothers and a talented oenologist
cultivate and produce organically several varieties at an altitude of some hundreds,
even a kilometer above sea level. If these vines had eyes, they would enjoy a
divine sight over the sea. Natural cliffs make this northern part of the Peloponnesos
peninsula even more dramatic. I once nearly failed to overcome my agony when I
took the wrong road up to the domain. The unpaved road became narrower as the mountainsides
almost touched the car. Never again was I going to sip a drip of retsina! Fortunately,
the rescue was just around the next turn. As it was in the movie. And as it
almost was in the after-movie moments, if there wasn’t a police officer asking
for ID.



winter food

vigor Posted on Sun, February 04, 2018 17:00:09

One should
never complicate life in January or May, when shelves of kitchen cabinets are
stowed with storage food which didn’t make it to the christian party tables. The
owner of these cans shouldn’t worry either: freshness lasts, generally speaking, a bit beyond the
expiration date. Just to say, it didn’t come as a surprise to be invited to eating
asparagus in January. In a jar, in its juice, thick white asparagus. Straight
in a hot pan, with crispy peel and good taste, the question was “what do we
drink with that?” I had a Syn + White Dot
2014, moschofilero and roditis, left in the fridge.

Although we didn’t need
anything else, a white Belgian wine from winery Ten Gaerde joined the meal.
Both wines freshened up the oily, easy, wintery taste of the meal by adding a
touch of acidity and tension. Spring is far away, but we’re so good where we
are.