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Wine and War

Wine and War
The French, the Nazis, and the Battle for France's Greatest Treasure

by Donald Kladstrup,Petie Kladstrup

  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Release : 2002-06-18
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780767913256
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The remarkable untold story of France’s courageous, clever vinters who protected and rescued the country’s most treasured commodity from German plunder during World War II. "To be a Frenchman means to fight for your country and its wine." –Claude Terrail, owner, Restaurant La Tour d’Argent In 1940, France fell to the Nazis and almost immediately the German army began a campaign of pillaging one of the assets the French hold most dear: their wine. Like others in the French Resistance, winemakers mobilized to oppose their occupiers, but the tale of their extraordinary efforts has remained largely unknown–until now. This is the thrilling and harrowing story of the French wine producers who undertook ingenious, daring measures to save their cherished crops and bottles as the Germans closed in on them. Wine and War illuminates a compelling, little-known chapter of history, and stands as a tribute to extraordinary individuals who waged a battle that, in a very real way, saved the spirit of France.

Wine and War

Wine and War
The French, the Nazis, and the Battle for France's Greatest Treasure

by Donald Kladstrup,Petie Kladstrup

  • Publisher : Broadway
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 0767904486
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Describes how members of five prominent wine-making families from Burgundy, Alsace, the Loire Valley, Bordeaux, and Champagne risked their lives to protect their most precious wines from Nazi plunder during World War II. 25,000 first printing.

Wine and War

Wine and War
A Book

by Donald & Petie Kladstrup

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2011-09-01
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 144471757X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the vineyards, wine caves, and cellars of France as war and occupation came to the country winemakers acted heroically not only to save the best wines but to defend their way of life. These are the true stories of vignerons who sheltered Jewish refugees in their cellars and of winemakers who risked their lives to aid the resistance. They made chemicals in secret laboratories to fuel the resistance and fled from the Gestapo when arrests became imminent. There were treacheries too, as some of the nation's winemakers supported the Vichy regime or the Germans themselves and collaborated. Donald Kladstrup is a retired American network correspondent. He and his wife Petie have accumulated these fascinating stories, told with the pace and action that will fascinate fiction and non-fiction readers alike.

Wine and War

Wine and War
The French, the Nazis, and the Battle for France's Greatest Treasure

by Donald Kladstrup,Petie Kladstrup

  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Release : 2002-06-18
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780767913256
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The remarkable untold story of France’s courageous, clever vinters who protected and rescued the country’s most treasured commodity from German plunder during World War II. "To be a Frenchman means to fight for your country and its wine." –Claude Terrail, owner, Restaurant La Tour d’Argent In 1940, France fell to the Nazis and almost immediately the German army began a campaign of pillaging one of the assets the French hold most dear: their wine. Like others in the French Resistance, winemakers mobilized to oppose their occupiers, but the tale of their extraordinary efforts has remained largely unknown–until now. This is the thrilling and harrowing story of the French wine producers who undertook ingenious, daring measures to save their cherished crops and bottles as the Germans closed in on them. Wine and War illuminates a compelling, little-known chapter of history, and stands as a tribute to extraordinary individuals who waged a battle that, in a very real way, saved the spirit of France.

War, Wine, and Taxes

War, Wine, and Taxes
The Political Economy of Anglo-French Trade, 1689-1900

by John V. C. Nye

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2018-06-26
  • Pages : 174
  • ISBN : 0691190496
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In War, Wine, and Taxes, John Nye debunks the myth that Britain was a free-trade nation during and after the industrial revolution, by revealing how the British used tariffs--notably on French wine--as a mercantilist tool to politically weaken France and to respond to pressure from local brewers and others. The book reveals that Britain did not transform smoothly from a mercantilist state in the eighteenth century to a bastion of free trade in the late nineteenth. This boldly revisionist account gives the first satisfactory explanation of Britain's transformation from a minor power to the dominant nation in Europe. It also shows how Britain and France negotiated the critical trade treaty of 1860 that opened wide the European markets in the decades before World War I. Going back to the seventeenth century and examining the peculiar history of Anglo-French military and commercial rivalry, Nye helps us understand why the British drink beer not wine, why the Portuguese sold liquor almost exclusively to Britain, and how liberal, eighteenth-century Britain managed to raise taxes at an unprecedented rate--with government revenues growing five times faster than the gross national product. War, Wine, and Taxes stands in stark contrast to standard interpretations of the role tariffs played in the economic development of Britain and France, and sheds valuable new light on the joint role of commercial and fiscal policy in the rise of the modern state.

Wine Wars

Wine Wars
The Curse of the Blue Nun, the Miracle of Two Buck Chuck, and the Revenge of the Terroirists

by Mike Veseth

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release : 2011-06-16
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 0742568210
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Writing with wit and verve, Mike Veseth (a.k.a. the Wine Economist) tells the compelling story of the war between the market trends that are redrawing the world wine map and the terroirists who resist them. Wine and the wine business are at a critical crossroad today, transformed by three powerful forces. Veseth begins with the first force, globalization, which is shifting the center of the wine world as global wine markets provide enthusiasts with a rich but overwhelming array of choices. Two Buck Chuck, the second force, symbolizes the rise of branded products like the famous Charles Shaw wines sold in Trader Joe's stores. Branded corporate wines simplify the worldwide wine market and give buyers the confidence they need to make choices, but they also threaten to dumb down wine, sacrificing terroir to achieve marketable McWine reliability. Will globalization and Two Buck Chuck destroy the essence of wine? Perhaps, but not without a fight, Veseth argues. He counts on "the revenge of the terroirists" to save wine's soul. But it won't be easy as wine expands to exotic new markets such as China and the very idea of terroir is attacked by both critics and global climate change. Veseth has "grape expectations" that globalization, Two Buck Chuck, and the revenge of the terroirists will uncork a favorable future for wine in an engaging tour-de-force that will appeal to all lovers of wine, whether it be boxed, bagged, or bottled.

Wine, Women and War

Wine, Women and War
A Diary of Disillusionment

by Howard Vincent O'Brien

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1926
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Of Palm Wine, Women and War

Of Palm Wine, Women and War
The Mongolian Naval Expedition to Java in the 13th Century

by David Bade

  • Publisher : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
  • Release : 2013-09-04
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9814517828
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What would a history that put women at the centre of the rise and fall of kingdoms be like? When the armies of Khubilai arrived on Java in 1293, they found themselves in the middle of two warring states. Two historical traditions developed concerning the ensuing events: the official Chinese dynastic records in which no women are mentioned, and a number of Javanese histories and poems in which everything depends upon the actions and fates of certain women. The Chinese account has long been regarded as factual, whilst the Javanese versions have been dismissed as mere romance, their women stereotypical representations of male fantasies. But what happens if the women and the narratives about them are taken seriously rather than dismissed? Of Palm Wine, Women and War offers just such a reading.

Wines of Lebanon

Wines of Lebanon
A Book

by Michael Karam,Norbert Schiller,Tom Stevenson

  • Publisher : Al Saqi
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN : 9780863565984
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Currently making an impact on the international market, Lebanese wines are the products of a rich tradition dating back 5,000 years. The Wines of Lebanon explores the history and culture of winemaking, as well as its exceptional flavors and varieties. The region's modern wines, wineries and local heroes are profiled, complemented by a survey of bottle, label and equipment design. A thorough wine listing includes vineyard information, tasting notes, harvest reports and full contact details. Both a wine guide and a cultural history, extensively illustrated, and with commentary provided by a number of producers, laborers, experts and viticulturists, this is a valuable reference for connoisseurs, travellers and casual readers alike.

Champagne

Champagne
How the World's Most Glamorous Wine Triumphed Over War and Hard Times

by Don Kladstrup,Petie Kladstrup

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN : 9780470027820
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Journalists Don and Petie Kladstrup show how this sparkling wine, born of bloodshed, became a symbol of glamour, good times, and celebration. It's a story filled with larger-than-life characters: Dom Pérignon, the father of champagne, who, contrary to popular belief, worked his entire life to keep bubbles out of champagne; the Sun King, Louis XIV, who rarely drank anything but; and Charles-Camille Heidsieck, known as "Champagne Charlie," who popularized champagne in America and ended up being imprisoned as a spy during the Civil War. World War I would be Champagne's greatest test of all, a four-year nightmare in which German bombardment drove thousands of people underground to seek refuge in the huge cellars of the champagne houses, where among the bottles you would find schools, hospitals, shops, municipal offices, and troops.--From publisher description.

Wine in Peace and War

Wine in Peace and War
A Book

by Evelyn Waugh

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1947
  • Pages : 77
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Judgment of Paris

Judgment of Paris
A Book

by George M. Taber

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2006-11-21
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0743297326
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Looks at an event held in 1976 in which French judges, during a blind taste-test, chose unknown California wines to be superior to France's best wines. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

Fish Heads, Rice, Rice Wine and War

Fish Heads, Rice, Rice Wine and War
A Vietnam Paradox

by Tom Smith

  • Publisher : Durban House Publishing Company Incorporated
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781930754263
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Allows the reader to go inside the Vietnam conflict where even in the midst of deplorable conditions when carrying out an undefined combat mission, the Americans--by their very nature--are fun-loving and compassionate people.

The History of Wine in 100 Bottles

The History of Wine in 100 Bottles
From Bacchus to Bordeaux and Beyond

by Oz Clarke

  • Publisher : Pavilion Books
  • Release : 2015-04-16
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 1910496804
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Winemaking is as old as civilization itself and wine has always been more than just a drink. For thousands of years, from its origins in ancient Mesopotamia to its current status as a vast global industry, the history of wine has been directly related to major social, cultural, religious and economic changes. This fascinating and entertaining book takes a look at 100 bottles that mark a significant change in the evolution of wine and winemaking and captures the innovations and discoveries that have had the biggest impact on the history of 'bottled poetry'.

Wine

Wine
A social and cultural history of the drink that changed our lives

by Rod Phillips

  • Publisher : Infinite Ideas
  • Release : 2018-03-26
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1910902470
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Wine looks at how wine has been used to demarcate social groups and genders, how wine has shaped facets of social life as diverse as medicine, religion, and military activity, how vineyards have transformed landscapes, and how successive innovations in wine packaging have affected and been affected by commerce and consumption.

From Water to Wine

From Water to Wine
Becoming Middle Class in Angola

by Jess Auerbach

  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release : 2020-03-15
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1487524331
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Part monograph, part methods handbook, and including poetry, photos and other media, this highly original work explores the emergent middle class in Angola through the lens of the senses.

The Vineyards of Champagne

The Vineyards of Champagne
A Book

by Juliet Blackwell

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2020-01-21
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 0451490665
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Beneath the cover of France's most exquisite vineyards, a city of women defy an army during World War I, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Carousel of Provence.... Deep within the labyrinth of caves that lies below the lush, rolling vineyards of the Champagne region, an underground city of women and children hums with life. Forced to take shelter from the unrelenting onslaught of German shellfire above, the bravest and most defiant women venture out to pluck sweet grapes for the harvest. But wine is not the only secret preserved in the cool, dark cellars... In present day, Rosalyn Acosta travels to Champagne to select vintages for her Napa-based employer. Rosalyn doesn't much care for champagne--or France, for that matter. Since the untimely death of her young husband, Rosalyn finds it a challenge to enjoy anything at all. But as she reads through a precious cache of WWI letters and retraces the lives lived in the limestone tunnels, Rosalyn will unravel a mystery hidden for decades...and find a way to savor her own life again.

The Wine Wars

The Wine Wars
The Mondavi Affair, Globalisation and "Terroir"

by O. Torrès

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2006-07-03
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN : 023062491X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This work describes California-based wine producer Robert Mondavi's failure to set up business in a small, world-renowned wine-producing village in southern France. The 'Mondavi affair' illustrates the importance of culture, history, geography and economic and political systems in conditioning our spirit of enterprise and the way we do business.

A History of Wine in America, Volume 1

A History of Wine in America, Volume 1
From the Beginnings to Prohibition

by Thomas Pinney

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2007-09-17
  • Pages : 572
  • ISBN : 052093458X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Vikings called North America "Vinland," the land of wine. Giovanni de Verrazzano, the Italian explorer who first described the grapes of the New World, was sure that "they would yield excellent wines." And when the English settlers found grapes growing so thickly that they covered the ground down to the very seashore, they concluded that "in all the world the like abundance is not to be found." Thus, from the very beginning the promise of America was, in part, the alluring promise of wine. How that promise was repeatedly baffled, how its realization was gradually begun, and how at last it has been triumphantly fulfilled is the story told in this book. It is a story that touches on nearly every section of the United States and includes the whole range of American society from the founders to the latest immigrants. Germans in Pennsylvania, Swiss in Georgia, Minorcans in Florida, Italians in Arkansas, French in Kansas, Chinese in California—all contributed to the domestication of Bacchus in the New World. So too did innumerable individuals, institutions, and organizations. Prominent politicians, obscure farmers, eager amateurs, sober scientists: these and all the other kinds and conditions of American men and women figure in the story. The history of wine in America is, in many ways, the history of American origins and of American enterprise in microcosm. While much of that history has been lost to sight, especially after Prohibition, the recovery of the record has been the goal of many investigators over the years, and the results are here brought together for the first time. In print in its entirety for the first time, A History of Wine in America is the most comprehensive account of winemaking in the United States, from the Norse discovery of native grapes in 1001 A.D., through Prohibition, and up to the present expansion of winemaking in every state.

The Wine Stalker: Immense Geekery in Wine History & Science, Omnibus 1

The Wine Stalker: Immense Geekery in Wine History & Science, Omnibus 1
A Book

by Joey Casco Csw

  • Publisher : Wine Stalker
  • Release : 2018-07-07
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9781983385131
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Every wine geek with a sense of humor should have this collection compiling TheWineStalker.net's first four years of wine history and science articles, from the complete history of an ancient wine in "Adventures of Aglianico" to the starstuff and seashells of the "Soil & Wine" series. Learn all about the chemistry of wine, how bubbly was discovered and established in different parts of the world, what harmful chemical the Austrians were once adding to their wine, and the answer to the most important question of all... what the heck is Bacco 22A? This is an eBook with an immense amount of wine geekery, so be prepared to get nerdy. WARNING: Contains adult language. Because we're all adults here. And if you aren't then you shouldn't be reading this, kid. HISTORY The Adventures of Aglianico - A Complete History of an Ancient Wine Mexico makes wine too, muchacho Madeira should be your Independence Day beverage A Bubbly Biography - The Story of Sparkling Wine - Part 1: France and Spain - Part 2: Italy and the New World - Part 3: Sekt and the Future Wine, Lies and Glycol - The Austrian Antifreeze Scandal Bulgaria - Part 1: Three-thousand Years of Wine History - Part 2: The Current State of Bulgarian Wine - Part 3: Invincibility of Rakia Tales From The Cognac - Short Stories of the Four Great Houses Tarhun Returns - The Resurgence of Turkish Wine Jeroboams & Balthazars - Part 1: Wine Bottles of Typical Proportions - Part 2: Wine Bottles of Biblical Proportions - Part 3: Wine Bottles of Colossal Proportions Heroes of Wine - Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) - André Tchelistcheff (1901-1994) - Bordeauxing Rioja: The Origin Stories of Manuel Quintano & Luciano de Murrieta SCIENCE The Chemistry between us... and wine Barley and Potatoes and Rye, Oh My! - The Starch That Spirits Are Made Of The Magic Potions & Formulas of Wine - Part 1: Mass Appeal & Cover-ups - Part 2: Mega Purple and Enologix What the heck is Baco 22A? Rosacea And The Wine Lover - When Passion Threatens Appearance Soil and Wine - Part 1: Starstuff and Seashells - Part 2: Terroir and Texture - Part 3: Roots Among Rubble MISCELLANEOUS The Sideways Effect: Why Miles is on Team Merlot today Analyzing Wine - Everyone Gets Better The CSW Experience In defense of the CSW (Certified Specialist of Wine) The Harsh, Drunken Truth on Wine Trade Tastings Sauvignon Blanc! It's the Ultimate Wine Club Theme The Dueling Montepulcianos: Vino Nobile vs d'Abruzzo