The Minoans' First Wines from Crete’s Wine Renaissance Slideshow

Crete’s Wine Renaissance Slideshow

Roger Morris
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The Minoans' First Wines

The Minoans left records of their love of the grape, including this wine press I visited, maintained almost the way it was found, in a village not far from the palace at Knossos. But the teetotaling Ottomans’ occupation of the island wiped out serious winemaking until recent years. Even then, much of Crete’s production was indifferent bulk wine.