There are some wonderful descriptions of Cretan wine – and its effects – in Zorba the Greek, but none of them mention ‘amber-coloured’, which makes it sound like a fine Tokai. I will feature the Cretan wines at a later date.

‘… amber-coloured wines of Crete …’


Source: Patrick Leigh Fermor, Mani: Travels in the Southern Peloponnese, introduction by Michael Gorra, New York: New York Review of Books, 2006 (1958), p. 281


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