Wine and War by Donald and Petie KladstrupOur January Book Of The Month selection is Wine And War: The French, the Nazis, and the Battle For France’s Greatest Treasure by Donald and Petie Kladstrup.

Much has been written about how great works of art, rare historical documents, religious relics and many other valuable objects were confiscated by Nazi Germany during its conquest of Europe in the 1930’s and 1940’s. Fine wines of France and Italy were of particular interest to invaders who targeted many noted cellars for confiscation. In Wine And War, the efforts to save the wines and vineyards of many French families and communities is documented.

Wine And War is a very compelling and well-written story that history buffs and French wine enthusiasts – all wine enthusiasts – will enjoy.


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