Commonwealth National Podcast

Vivienne Sosnowski: When the Rivers Ran Red (6/22/09)

Vivienne Sosnowski, Author, When the Rivers Ran Red; Editorial Director, Washington Examiner, San Francisco Examiner and Baltimore Examiner; Photographer

Sosnowski details the enthralling, true story of California winemakers and their battle to survive Prohibition. She explores the passion of these vintners to preserve one of America’s most beloved and romantic industries. With their livelihoods in jeopardy and limited options available to them, winemakers across Napa and Sonoma counties kept the wine industry alive through its darkest years.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on June 22, 2009.