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Erin's Wine Book Club: Wine And War By Don & Petie Kladstrup

Thu, July 25, 2024 (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

Planet Wine
2004 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301
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Join us to taste wines featured in the book Wine and War and discuss the stories of French winemakers helping the resistance in World War II

Wine has always been regarded as one of France's great treasures, so when Nazi Germany invaded the country, Hitler was keen on pillaging the cellars across the country. What he may not have expected was the community of wine professionals both in France and in Germany who would risk life and limb to protect what they believed to be the greatest wines in the world. The stories of these winemakers and wine dealers are told in the thrilling book Wine and War by Don & Petie Kladstrup.

This book has been so popular in the community we have built at our Neighborhood Restaurant Group wine classes, that Erin Dudley has decided to start a book club featuring a new book each month.

At this tasting, we will discuss the stories told in the book while tasting the wines made by the characters we grew attached to in our reading! Let's sip the wines these producers fought so hard to protect!

Included with your ticket:

  • Seated wine class with Neighborhood Restaurant Group Wine Director, Erin Dudley
  • Tasting of six French wines featured in Wine & War (from current vintages)
  • Small serving of artisanal cheese to accompany your tasting
  • Discounts on bottle purchases of all wines tasted

** While we absolutely recommend reading this fantastic book, this tasting will not require the reading beforehand. These stories will be summarized with the tastings **

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