Monday, 27 September 2010
While we were at the monastery at Sohag there was a table of products including a bottle of something. I had no idea if it was grape juice, wine or vinegar but it was only 15LE, about 3 dollars, so I thought I would buy it and try. Tonight I opened it, it is not corked but a plastic top. It is slightly brown and very sweet but definitely alcoholic and quite pleasant tasting. Someone told me that many of the Coptic monasteries have these wines so if you see them do buy a bottle and try it.