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WWII French Winemakers' Resistance: Background information when reading The Winemaker's Wife

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The Winemaker's Wife

by Kristin Harmel

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The Winemaker's Wife by Kristin Harmel
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    Aug 2019, 400 pages
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    Mar 2020, 400 pages

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WWII French Winemakers' Resistance

This article relates to The Winemaker's Wife

A wine cellar filled with stacked barrels of wineIn The Winemaker's Wife, Inés Chauveau's life is turned upside down by the declaration of World War II and the Germans' arrival at her husband's vineyard. Instead of making a profit from their wines, the Chauveaus are expected to give their product to the Germans, and while Inés is prepared to do whatever it takes to get through the war with as little trouble as possible, her husband wants to fight back. His actions lead to a world of secrets, danger and betrayal, but his decision to resist reflects the stories of many real men and women in the vineyards of France during WWII.

French winemakers, also known as vintners, began preparing as soon as war was officially declared in September 1939. Many were familiar with the devastation of vineyards during the Great War, when French wine country was often in the heart of the warzone. As a result, they believed it was better to be one step ahead of the Germans, and began to find ways to save the best of their wines. The nature ...

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