Amuse Bouche

On Christmas Eve, the Hugels gathered together in Riquewihr as they always did, but it was a sombre affair. In previous years, the house had always been decorated, everyone exchanged gifts and then sat down to a sumptuous dinner that included some wonderful wines. But not this year. No one was in the mood. Everyone feared this would be their last Christmas as French citizens….

from Wine & War by Don & Petie Kladstrup (2001)