While having lunch with Darko Kerim in From Russia With Love, Bond has kebabs, watches Kerim eat his raw meat, and they have a bottle of wine.
The second course came, and with it a bottle of Kavaklidere, a rich course burgundy like any other Balkan wine.
Kavaklidere is the oldest and most famous winery in Turkey.
In describing the wine as a “burgundy” Fleming is referring to its color, a deep rich red, likely from either the Öküzgözü (“ox eye”) grape or the Boğazkere (translates to “throat burner”) grape. The latter produces a strong bodied red wine with very rich and strong aromas of dried red fruits, and spices, and is said to pair very well with red meat kebabs.