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A new experience

You’re telling me.

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I was advertised this today too… I think I am going to pass.

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but part of me want to try it…

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Tom, good spot - you may have to take one for the team :smile:

Do they also deliver by the case - or the trunk?

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The website describes it as “ Méthode Suédoise”. Thoughts?

Mmmm, fizzy retsina?

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comes in OWC :rofl:

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I once had several glasses of something like this (a slightly sparkling fermented birch sap wine) whilst doing a job in Ukraine. (Long story…)

It was rather good. It was nothing like retsina! With a slight residual sweetness, it was more like a wine made from grapes than from anything else, though with some individual nuances of its own. Definitely worth a try if you see any.

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Does overindulgence end up with the sap rising?

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This is what happens when you have an absolutely punitive tax rate in the country on alcohol including imported drinks… Locals start to ferment anything they can lay their hands on – like potato wine during the Prohibition. I am quite sure it is quite nice in its own way, preferably followed by fermented reindeer milk to accompany the main course.
Fermented rice is actually quite nice too …

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I’ll pop down to my local Systembolaget and see if I can find a bottle to try it. Take one for the team… :sweden:

Sounds more like a future UK than modern day Sweden :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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Is it on sale in IKEA, they have ‘branches’ everywhere!

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Maybe it is but nobody’s twigged…

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I’ve had (home made)birch sap wine in Poland. Was surprisingly drinkable.

normally over indulgence leads to nothing rising…apparently

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