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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 those extraordinary individuals who waged a battle that, in a very real way, saved the spirit of France.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A great yarn, as gripping as a good adventure story.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Assured, detailed, highly readable…does honor to all those who labored to keep French wines from barbarous hands. An engrossing addition to the popular literature of WWII.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “The book is a reminder of the toil that goes into winemaking. Listeners will want to sip their favorite varietal as they listen.”


  • “The authors craft a compelling read that shifts back and forth between individual tales of bravery, including those of five prominent wine-making families, and the bigger story of how World War II affected the French wine industry.”

    Library Journal

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About the Author

Don Kladstrup is the author, together with his wife, Petie, of Champagne: How the World’s Most Glamorous Wine Triumphed Over War and Hard Times. A former television news correspondent for ABC and CBS, he has received three Emmys and numerous other awards for his work overseas. The parents of two daughters, the Kladstrups divide their time between Paris and Normandy, France.