Wednesday, October 13, 2004
Wine and War
Even though it is still raining, I went out by myself tonight to "an evening with an author" at the American Library in Paris. Tonight Don and Petie Kladstrup came to discuss their book Wine and War: The French, the Nazis, and the Battle for France's Greatest Treasure. Wine and War is one of my favorite books to recommend at the Bloom conference. It's about WWII and how the French tried to hide their best wines... by creating faux walls in their caves, relabelling bad wines, burying bottles on the farm. It's an interesting story based on history and makes a good read.
The authors came to the library and gave the background of their years of research to write the book. They said it was a race against time because the people they interviewed were in their 60's or older... some have died since the book was published. It was all very interesting. To boot, I left the house at 8pm and returned at 10pm, so I got to see the Eiffel Tower sparkle (which it does on the hour for 10 minutes) twice. Now if it would just stop raining....
-- said Auntie M in Paris