Don and Pedie Kladstrup
Donald Kladstrup, a foreign correspondent for ABC and CBS television news, is the winner of three Emmys and the Alfred I. DuPont--Columbia University, Robert F. Kennedy Memorial, and Overseas Press Club of America awards for journalism. His wife, Petie Kladstrup, is a freelance writer who writes about France and French life. In their current book, "Champagne: How the World's Most Glamorous Wine Triumphed Over War and Hard Times" they demonstrate how the history of champagne and the history of France are inextricably linked. In their previous book "Wine and War", they tell the story of the French wine producers who undertook amazingly daring measures to save their most precious treasure. They give amazing historical accounts of the events leading up to and during World War II. Basing their account on interviews with survivors and other research, the authors focus on the activities of five winemaking families in Burgundy, Alsace, Champagne, Bordeaux and the Loire Valley.
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Podcast Date: 10/6/2006