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Wine Tasting: Wine and War

February 28, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Wine, War, and Resistance

Wine, the seemingly staid and high-browed intoxicant, served as a successful means for both individual dissent and large-scale disruption against Nazi oppression and occupation. From the small acts of defiance, to the larger feats of sabotage, to the outright rebellion of the Resistance and its operations – wine and the people who made it, nurtured it, drank it, and sold it – figured greatly into the progression of the Nazi occupation of France during World War II.

We take as inspiration the book, “Wine and War” by Donald and Petie Kladstrup, and its tales of the remarkable results of the commingling of wine and war during WW II.

The occupation affected the entire country, but we’ll focus on some of the most notable regions – Bordeaux, Burgundy, Loire, Alsace, and Champagne – an the exploits of wine families in those locales, including many prominent names that are still making excellent wine today.

We’ll have wines from these producers, with stories of resistance to tell:

  • Hugel , Alsace
  • Monmousseau, Loire
  • Laurent-Perrier, Champagne
  • Chateau Kirwan, Bordeaux
  • Domaine Drouhin, Burgundy


BONUS: These bottles will be available for sale to-go!

This tasting will be led by Jill Weber, Jet’s owner and our Wining Archaeologist.  Let her guide you through 5 wines and their unique histories.

Your $40 ticket entitles you to our 5-wine tasting plus light snacks, as well as 15% off your evening’s bar tab AND special pricing on bottles of the evening’s wines (for to-go sales).

*You must be 21 or over to participate

Where? Jet Wine Bar, 1525 South Street, 215.735.1116
When?  Tuesday, February 28th
What Time?  6:30pm – 8:30pm
How Much?  $40

**We regret that tickets will not be refunded within 48 hours of the event, or if the event has sold out.


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Jet Wine Bar
1525 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146 United States
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215 735 1116
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