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Wine and War

Wine and War Book
Author : Donald Kladstrup,Petie Kladstrup
Publisher : Broadway Books
Release : 2002-06-18
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 Book
Author : Donald Kladstrup,Petie Kladstrup
Publisher : Broadway
Release : 2001
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 Book
Author : Donald & Petie Kladstrup
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2011-09-01
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.

War Wine and Taxes

War  Wine  and Taxes Book
Author : John V. C. Nye
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2018-06-26
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 Women and War

Wine  Women and War Book
Author : Howard Vincent O'Brien
Publisher :
Release : 1926
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Wine Wars

Wine Wars Book
Author : Mike Veseth
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Release : 2011-06-16
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.

Judgment of Paris

Judgment of Paris Book
Author : George M. Taber
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2006-11-21
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.

Champagne

Champagne Book
Author : Don Kladstrup,Petie Kladstrup
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2006
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.

The History of Wine in 100 Bottles

The History of Wine in 100 Bottles Book
Author : Oz Clarke
Publisher : Pavilion Books
Release : 2015-04-16
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'.

Adventures on the Wine Route

Adventures on the Wine Route Book
Author : Kermit Lynch
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release : 2013-11-12
ISBN : 0374710473
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When Adventures on the Wine Route was first published, Victor Hazan said, "In Kermit Lynch's small, true, delightful book there is more understanding about what wine really is than in everything else I have read." A quarter century later, this remarkable journey of wine, travel, and taste remains an essential volume for wine lovers. In 2007, Eric Asimov, in The New York Times, called it "one of the finest American books on wine," and in 2012, The Wall Street Journal pro-claimed that it "may be the best book on the wine business." In celebration of its twenty-fifth anniversary, Adventures on the Wine Route has been thoroughly redesigned and updated with an epilogue and a list of the great wine connoisseur's twenty-five most memorable bottles. In this singular tour along the French wine route, Lynch ventures forth to find the very essence of the wine world. In doing so, he never shies away from the attitudes, opinions, and beliefs that have made him one of our most respected and outspoken authorities on wine. Yet his guiding philosophy is exquisitely simple. As he writes in the introduction, "Wine is, above all, about pleasure. Those who make it ponderous make it dull . . . If you keep an open mind and take each wine on its own terms, there is a world of magic to discover." Adventures on the Wine Route is the ultimate quest for this magic via France's most distinguished vineyards and wine cellars. Lynch draws vivid portraits of vintners—from inebriated négociants to a man who oversees a vineyard that has been in his family for five hundred years—and memorably evokes the countryside at every turn. "The French," Lynch writes, "with their aristocratic heritage, their experience and tradition, approach wine from another point of view . . . and one cannot appreciate French wine with any depth of understanding without knowing how the French themselves look at their wines, by going to the source, descending into their cold, humid cellars, tasting with them, and listening to the language they employ to describe their wines." Here, Kermit Lynch assures a whole new generation of readers—as well as his loyal fans—that discussions about wine need not focus so stringently on "the pH, the oak, the body, the finish," but rather on the "gaiety" of the way "the tart fruit perfume[s] the palate and the brain."

Of Palm Wine Women and War

Of Palm Wine  Women and War Book
Author : David Bade
Publisher : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Release : 2013-09-04
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.

The Billionaire s Vinegar

The Billionaire s Vinegar Book
Author : Benjamin Wallace
Publisher : Broadway Books
Release : 2009
ISBN : 0307338789
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Describes the 1985 purchase of a bottle of 1787 Chãateau Lafite Bordeaux for $156,000, the mysterious background of the wine, and the enigmatic wine collector who discovered the bottle, once supposedly owned by Thomas Jefferson, in a bricked-up Paris cellar.

The Wine Stalker Immense Geekery in Wine History Science Omnibus 1

The Wine Stalker  Immense Geekery in Wine History   Science  Omnibus 1 Book
Author : Joey Casco Csw
Publisher : Wine Stalker
Release : 2018-07-07
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

Wine

Wine Book
Author : Rod Phillips
Publisher : Infinite Ideas
Release : 2018-03-26
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.

Best White Wine on Earth

Best White Wine on Earth Book
Author : Stuart Pigott
Publisher : ABRAMS
Release : 2014-06-17
ISBN : 1613126638
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A celebrated wine journalist presents a comprehensive, entertaining primer on one of the most beloved wines of our time: Riesling. Diverse, drinkable, aromatic, and refreshing, Riesling is a chameleon among white wines. From its food-friendly flavor and favorable price point to its ability to be either bone-dry or honey-sweet, there are very good reasons to argue that Riesling is not just a popular wine of the moment, but the finest white of our time. In Best White Wine on Earth, wine journalist and Riesling enthusiast Stuart Pigott extols the virtues of his favorite varietal and explores the history behind this magnificent grape. Traveling to the great Riesling-producing regions of the world—from North America to Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and South America—Pigott provides tasting notes, top-rated recommendations, and fascinating insights into how the wine is made, all while making an impassioned case that it is, truly, the best white on earth. Written simply enough for a novice, but with enough expertise and insight to satisfy the most sophisticated collector, this is a must-have guide for any white wine enthusiast.

From Water to Wine

From Water to Wine Book
Author : Jess Auerbach
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release : 2020-03-15
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.

Fish Heads Rice Rice Wine and War

Fish Heads  Rice  Rice Wine and War Book
Author : Tom Smith
Publisher : Durban House Publishing Company Incorporated
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9781930754263
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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.

Hitler s Vineyards

Hitler s Vineyards Book
Author : Christophe Lucand
Publisher : Pen & Sword Military
Release : 2019-11
ISBN : 9781526750716
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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During the Second World War, French wine was hardly a trivial product. Indeed, following the Fall of France, it proved to be one of the most valuable French commodities in the eyes of the Nazi leaders. In 1940, 'Weinführer' (official delegates and wine experts appointed by Berlin), were sent to all the wine regions of France to coordinate the most intense looting that the country had ever seen. Alongside the very ambiguous relationship of the Vichy Regime and the collaboration of many French professionals with the occupiers, this immense program of wine collection was a drama that many would prefer to forget. Now, more than seventy years after the end of the conflict, the time has come to tell the story of what really happened. Following a meticulous investigation and relying exclusively on previously unpublished sources, Christophe Lucand reveals the history of the world of French wine that was subjected to the tests of war, occupation and of all the compromises this entails.

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds Book
Author : H. G. Wells
Publisher : Tor Classics
Release : 2007-04-01
ISBN : 9781429915267
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Tor Classics are affordably-priced editions designed to attract the young reader. Original dynamic cover art enthusiastically represents the excitement of each story. Appropriate "reader friendly" type sizes have been chosen for each title—offering clear, accurate, and readable text. All editions are complete and unabridged, and feature Introductions and Afterwords. This edition of War of the Worlds includes a Introduction, Biographical Note, and Afterword by James Gunn. They came form outer space--Mars, to be exact. With deadly heat-rays and giant fighting machine they want to conquer Earth and keep humans as their slaves. Nothing seems to stop them as they spread terror and death across the planet. It is the start of the most important war in Earth's history. And Earth will never be the same. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.