Criminal offenses in the name of wine?! It’s true, they do exist and there are quite a few. This episode we explore the lawless delinquents that have tarnished the world of wine – from silly offenses like a highway heist of wine (wait….what??!) to more negligent crimes that have caused serious and irreparable damage to winemakers and drinkers alike. You’ll need to have a drink with us as we review the baddest behaviors in the wine industry.
From false walls and fake cobwebs to buried bottles, the vignerons of France came up with some pretty inventive ways to keep the Germans’ hands off their precious treasure: wine! Throughout World War II, the Germans invaded and pillaged the vineyards of their neighboring country, taking any and all wine they could get their hands on, especially the good shit! All of this has been captured in a fantasic book, called Wine & War, which Sarah read to bring us the deets. Whether you’re a history buff, a wine nerd, or just like to read, Wine & War is a fascinating story to immerse yourself!