Comment from: Hinermad [Visitor]

definitely one of those wines you want to drink from a glass


Heehee! I never knew anybody who made that distinction before, but I can see where it’d be handy for describing things like the previously mentioned Mad Dog.

Speaking of wines you’d drink from a paper bag, are you familiar with Wild Irish Rose? It’s bottled about 30 miles from here.

Dad was a great believer in eating (and drinking) where the locals eat. It tends to be more colorful, and cheaper too. He said the most drunk he ever got was drinking Ouzo with some locals he met in Greece. One of the sailors he worked with had family in the area, and invited him along to visit.


04/29/12 @ 16:19
Comment from: Aunt Bann [Visitor]
Aunt Bann

I doubt I’ll ever get to Turkey (or any other foreign country), but it’s nice to learn about how to act, what to do (and not do), etc. I always enjoy your writing. Thanks!!!

04/30/12 @ 21:06
Comment from: diana [Member]


You never heard that before because I think I made it up.

I’ve heard of Wild Irish Rose. It makes an appearance in the occasional song, I think. :)

Never drink Ouzo with Greeks. Or Raki with Turks. Or Sambuca with Italians. Ever. (For those what don’t know, these are all basically the same liqueur. The Turks call it “lion’s milk,” which sounds more manly and cool than it is, in my opinion. Think of black licorice, then imagine drinking it at 80 proof…. Bleh.)


05/02/12 @ 12:19
Comment from: L Graves [Visitor]
L Graves

Thanks, Diana. Great advice delivered with verve and colour. It sounds like you are really enjoying your posting in Turkey except for missing MIch.

I hope we get to see Turkey someday ourselves. A couple we know are just back from an extended holiday in Turkey, some of it spent in a small family run hotel on the shores of a lake. There was only boat access to the hotel. Our friends came back loving the food, learning to make it and, even better, having us over for some. Delicious.

Again, thanks for the info.


05/02/12 @ 13:59
Comment from: Hinermad [Visitor]


The fact that it turns milky when mixed with water I’m sure encourages the “lion’s milk” term. I could drink it if offered, but if I’m buying we’ll be drinking something else.

I hope this doesn’t sound like an overly macabre question, but what do the cemeteries look like in Turkey? Sometimes you can get a sense of a people’s history from their cemeteries, even without reading the markers.


05/02/12 @ 14:32
Comment from: KathyG [Visitor]

Primitivo = Zinfandel

05/02/12 @ 16:15
Comment from: diana [Member]

Primitivo = Zin? No WONDER it was so amazing! :)

And Dave…that is an interesting question. I don’t know! I’m kinda shocked that I don’t know because I worked at Arlington National Cemetery for a while and have since had an interest in cemeteries. Hmmm. Gotta check it out. Will get back to you. :)


05/03/12 @ 13:02

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