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History of Retsina

Retsina has its origins in ancient Greece. Its history goes back more than 3,000 years ago in Attica region.
Retsina was born of the need to preserve and ship wines in pine-pitch sealed vessels. Ancient wines varied substantially in quality and tended to spoil. In efforts to avoid this, wines were often adulterated with exotic ingredients, from herbs to seawater.

Finally, and during the archaic times the product took the final form we know today, that of the use of resin in its preparation.
From then, everything remained the same, and Retsina is one of the two National drinks of Greece together with Ouzo.
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