Next time you pop open a wine bottle take a second to consider the cork. From capping bottles to insulating fighter planes, cork had surprising significance in World War II. This evening David Taylor, author of Cork Wars, will reveal how the Nazis spied and conspired to deprive the Allies of this ingredient crucial to the defense industry. From secret missions in North Africa to OSS agents working undercover in the cork industry in Portugal, you’ll be surprised by this extraordinary tale of industrial espionage and Nazi sabotage. And where better to learn the story than at Cork Wine Bar? Taylor will speak midway through a tasting of five different Portuguese wines accompanied by cheese and charcuterie as part of this unique evening celebrating a little-known, yet essential part of the World War II war effort.
Pre-registration is required. Guests must be 21 or older.
The event will be held at:
1805 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
*Ticket includes talk, wine tasting, cheese and charcuterie.