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Wine And War by Donald Kladstrup
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 by Donald Kladstrup
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 by Donald & Petie Kladstrup
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.
War Wine And Taxes by John V. C. Nye
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 by Mike Veseth
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 by Howard Vincent O'Brien
Wine In Peace And War by Evelyn Waugh
Judgment Of Paris by George M. Taber
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.
The Wine Stalker Immense Geekery In Wine History Science Omnibus 1 by Joey Casco Csw
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
Of Palm Wine Women And War by David Bade
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.