Sunday, June 17, 2007
Wine and War
Stories. Don and Petie Kladstrup like to tell stories. Wine and War – The French, the Nazis and the Battle for France’s Greatest Treasure relates how individuals in various French wine regions dealt with and survived the war. Some of the most poignant include Gaston Huet from Vouvray and a Gala des Vins de France in a German prison camp, as well as the Hugel family of Alsace-Lorraine who had sons drafted into the German army. The book also features accounts from Burgundy, Bordeaux, and Champagne. A fascinating read.