First of all, it's important to understand that retsina is made with the resin of the Aleppo pine tree, which is added to the fermenting grape must to give the wine its distinctive flavour and aroma. This ancient technique dates back to the time of the ancient Greeks, who believed that the resin helped to preserve the wine during long sea voyages.
But the truth is that retsina is a complex and intriguing wine, with a flavour profile that's unlike anything else you'll find on the market. The resin gives the wine a crisp, refreshing quality, with notes of citrus and herbs that are perfect for sipping on a hot summer day. It pairs beautifully with seafood, grilled meats, and spicy dishes, and it's perfect for those who are looking for something a little different from their usual bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon.
So if you've been avoiding retsina because of its reputation, I urge you to stop whining about it and give it another try.