‘Tear of the Pine’ takes Greece’s Retsina Wine to New Levels

The age-old Greek favourite retsina wine got here into the highlight final week throughout a particular occasion on the Varoulko Seaside restaurant with the Kechris Domaine celebrating a decade of one in every of its prized merchandise.

Titled “10 Years of Tear of the Pine: From the Stereotype of Yesterday to Tomorrow’s Customary”, the occasion introduced collectively company from the world of gastronomy to be able to spotlight the progress made on the subject of the method and high quality of retsina.

A singular-to-Greece white wine, retsina is a resinated wine that has been made for at the very least 2,000 years and which concerned pine resin to assist maintain air out of the vessels whereas infusing it with resin aroma.

Stelios Kechris, proprietor; Eleni Kechri, oenologist; and Konstantinos Lazarakis, Grasp of Wine.

Stelios Kechris envisioned the improve of the product, which was topic to controversy as a result of resin. He believed that retsina may set up itself as a novel Greek product that might compete on equal floor with different wines. And so… Tear of the Pine was born 10 years in the past successful over the crowds with its high quality.


A spotlight of the night was a tasting of a decade stuffed with retsina wines, every via to 2015.

Kechri household with Michelin Star chef Lefteris Lazarou.

The occasion included a presentation of the historical past and the wine-making course of and was adopted by a five-course food-pairing meal ready by Michelin Star chef Lefteris Lazarou, with the purpose to current retsina’s central function within the gastronomic expertise.

The occasion was organized in collaboration with meals and wine excursions and occasions planners Trip2taste. Based in 2013, Trip2taste was awarded Silver for Gastronomy Tourism on the annual Tourism Awards final yr.