After Wednesday market we decided to pop out to buy some wine. We got the dolmuş up to Şirıince and went shopping. To be honest, we are not great fans of Şirıince. It is marketed heavily as a ‘typical Turkish village’ but typical Turkish villages do not, in our experience have streets lined with souvenir shops which provide very bad value for money. Şirıince is, however, famous for its wines. Mostly fruit wines which we don’t like. On Wednesday, however, we gave in to the stall holders who constantly invite you to taste their wines. We had heard that there was a Sauvignon Blanc being made (but we failed to find it). We sampled wine at several stores before settling for a young, very dry white on special offer. We got three bottles.
Then we walked home. Home from Şirıince is pretty much downhill, and it took about two hours. No autumn colour yet but the scenery was, as ever, beautiful. And we think it was good practice for much
wine drinking walking as the weather gets cooler into autumn.