Mah’s second novel follows Kate Elliott as she prepares for her third attempt to pass the Master of Wine Examination. Needing a job, she goes to her family’s Burgundy vineyards. She’s in time for the vendage, the harvesting, as well as a thorough cleaning of the cellar. There she finds a lost diary, resistance pamphlets, and a cache of valuable wine. Further investigation turns up a relative she’d never known about and a host of questions: who did her family aid during the war? What happened to the six bottles missing from the hidden collection? A food and wine writer based in Paris and Washington, D.C., Mah balances a compelling historical-family drama with a rich presentation of French culture and viticulture. Mah will be in conversation with Jane Black, whose writing on food trends, nutrition, and sustainability issues has appeared in The Washington Post and other publications.