Wednesday, 10 May 2017
On one of our car trips to Nafplio we had time to stop at our favourite small taverna 'Rakomel', home of Raki, with excellent and authentic greek mezethes at a low price and good wine, ouzo or raki.
This is a sign inside the shop
Drink a glass of raki (grappa, pastis, ouzo, sambucca, arak )
The First glass gives you an appetite
The Second, health
A third, happiness
A Fifth glass brings conversation
A Sixth verbosity
A seventh ends in a scuffle
The eighth glass brings the Police
The ninth glass a Judge
And the tenth a funeral.....
So we kept away from the raki and drank a half litre of wine
with a plate of black-eye peas dressed with vinegar, olive oil, and lots of onion and parsley (no garlic?)
Greek barrel wine is ordered by the kilo but it comes in a litre jug.
So I googled
Litres and kilograms are more or less equivalent when the substance measured is water, or in this case, wine.