“This is a fun and informative take on the cozy crime mystery, French style. Cooker is a reasonably interesting protagonist, rather irascible due to being forced into a cabbage soup diet by his wife.... The relationship between Cooker and his young assistant, is nicely pitched, with some interesting interactions between them as they carry out the day job of wine reviewing. I found the most interesting aspect of the book was learning about the bewildering range of pro-Nazi organisations of various size and significance operating in the Bordeaux region during the war, and the uneasy interactions between the local wine-sellers and the Nazi government and its representatives.” —Eurocrime. Read full review here.