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.
Todd McLaren was involved in radio for more than twenty years in cities on both
coasts, including Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. He left
broadcasting for a full-time career in voice-overs, where he has been heard on more
than 5,000 TV and radio commercials, as well as TV promos; narrations for
documentaries on such networks as A&E, Discovery, and the History Channel; and films,
including Who Framed Roger Rabbit?