The Dark Vineyard

The Dark Vineyard

In this riveting sequel to Martin Walker’s internationally acclaimed novel Bruno, Chief of Police, some of France’s great pleasures—wine, passion and intrigue—converge in a dark chain of events that threaten the peaceful village of ...

Author: Martin Walker

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307593818

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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In this riveting sequel to Martin Walker’s internationally acclaimed novel Bruno, Chief of Police, some of France’s great pleasures—wine, passion and intrigue—converge in a dark chain of events that threaten the peaceful village of Saint-Denis. Benoît (Bruno) Courrèges—devoted friend, cuisinier extraordinaire and the town’s only municipal policeman—rushes to the scene when a research station for genetically modified crops is burned down outside Saint-Denis. Bruno immediately suspects a group of fervent environmentalists who live nearby, but the fire is only the first in a string of mysteries centering on the region’s fertile soil. Then a bevy of winemakers descends on Saint-Denis, competing for its land and spurring resentment among the villagers. Romances blossom. Hearts are broken. Some of the sensual pleasures of the town—a dinner of a truffle omelette and grilled bécasses, a community grape-crushing—provide an opportunity for both warm friendship and bitter hostilities to form. The town’s rivals—Max, an environmentalist who hopes to make organic wine; Jacqueline, a flirtatious, newly arrived Québécoise; and Fernando, the heir to an American wine fortune—act increasingly erratically. Events grow ever darker, culminating in two suspicious deaths, and Bruno finds that the problems of the present are never far from those of the past. A splendid mystery—and a delectable serving of the pleasures of France.
Categories: Fiction

Dark Vineyard

Dark Vineyard

Just before dawn one summer morning Bruno is summoned by the wail of the siren in the little town of St Denis in the Périgord.

Author: Martin Walker

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 9781849161855

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 356

Just before dawn one summer morning Bruno is summoned by the wail of the siren in the little town of St Denis in the Périgord. A fire is raging in a local barn and spreading to the surrounding fields. When Bruno arrives at the scene, the smell of petrol leaves no doubt it was arson. Meanwhile, a Californian producer wants to set up a wine-making business in the valley. Despite the money and jobs this would bring, many fear it would destroy their town. When a violent death follows the crop burning, it looks as though someone is prepared to do anything to stop the scheme. Bruno will have to draw on all his local knowledge to reach the truth.
Categories: Fiction

The Dark Vineyard

The Dark Vineyard

" ... the Dordogne's great pleasures--wine, romance, and intrigue--threaten Bruno's beloved village of Saint-Denis."--Jacket.

Author: Martin Walker

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307454713

Category: Fiction

Page: 303

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When a bevy of winemakers descend on Saint-Denis, competing for its land and spurring resentment among the villagers, the idyllic town—where Benoit “Bruno” Courreges is the town's only policeman—finds itself the center of an intense drama, with suspicious fires at the agricultural research station that is working on genetically-modified crops. Two young men—Max, an environmentalist who hopes to make organic wine, and Fernando, the heir to an American wine fortune—become rivals for the affections of Jacqueline, a flirtatious, newly arrived Québécoise student of wine. Events grow ever darker, culminating in two suspicious deaths, and Bruno finds that the problems of the present are never far from those of the past.
Categories: Fiction

The Vineyards in Alameda County

The Vineyards in Alameda County

Total , 1 % acres ; all in bearing ; soil dark loam ; vineyard low lying ; exposure
west ; crop , 4 tons . John I. Azevedo , Haywards . - Total , 1 acre , which is in
bearing , and planted to table grapes ; soil dark loam ; vineyard low lying ;
exposure ...

Author: California. Board of State Viticultural Commissioners

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3014709

Category: Alameda County (Calif.)

Page: 23

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Categories: Alameda County (Calif.)

Report Upon the Invertebrate Animals of Vineyard Sound and Adjacent Waters

Report Upon the Invertebrate Animals of Vineyard Sound and Adjacent Waters

There are also four , small , dark red eyes on the upper side of the head , Tue
color is pale yellowist , the red blood vessels showing through anteriorly . This
worm is allied to the two preceding , and to Lumbri . conereis , and like them it is ...

Author: Addison Emery Verrill

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044072277031

Category: Invertebrates

Page: 478

View: 340

Categories: Invertebrates

Vineyard Culture improved and cheapened Translated from the French by E and C Parker With notes and adaptations to American culture by J A Warder etc

Vineyard Culture improved and cheapened     Translated  from the French  by E  and C  Parker     With notes and adaptations to American culture by J  A  Warder  etc

Eyes far apart ; dark green leaves ; berries sparse ; dark wine , of good quality ;
adapted to strong , clayey soil . ( Jura . ) Trousseau . - Large , thick , round leaves
, of a yellowish green ; slightly downy underneath ; berries black ; strong wine ...

Author: Alphonse Du Breuil

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0019895615

Category:

Page:

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Illustrated Descriptive Catalogue of American Grape Vines

Illustrated Descriptive Catalogue of American Grape Vines

C . Vine very vigorous and prolific ; growth and its leaf is of so dark a green as to
appear foliage almost similar to Clinton . ... dark vineyard ; and after transplanting
a few vines , green , deeply lobed , of the shape of the foreign . obtained from ...

Author: Bush & Son & Meissner (Firm)

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044102811031

Category: Grapes

Page: 153

View: 696

Categories: Grapes

Open air Grape Culture a practical treatise on the garden and vineyard culture of the vine To which is added a selection of examples of American vineyard practice etc

Open air Grape Culture  a practical treatise on the garden and vineyard culture of the vine     To which is added a selection of examples of American vineyard practice  etc

medium.compact . very small , juice very dark . Makes a good red wine . oval .
black . medium . shouldered large . small . sweet , rich , foxy . foxy . medium .
black . compact . acid . very early . Ordinary quality . Resembles Clinton . middle
Sept.

Author: John PHIN

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0022268956

Category:

Page:

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The Journal of the Senate During the Session of the Legislature of the State of California

The Journal of the Senate During the     Session of the Legislature of the State of California

VINEYARD LANDS . Moisture in Four Feet . Percentage . Soil . Locality . County .
Condition of Crop .... Total . scopic .. HygroFree ..... Free Tons per Acre 10.0 8.3
664 10.0 5.9 472 10.1 3.1 248 Napa 7.0 5.0 2.3 1.9 184 162 9.0 4.2 336 Dark ...

Author: California. Legislature. Senate

Publisher:

ISBN: UCD:31175010154824

Category: California

Page:

View: 718

Categories: California

The Vineyard

The Vineyard

In the low dark - raftered room , in the wide stall , the ox and goat , or cow , are
tethered on fresh clean straw and with well - filled manger , for “ Christmas comes
but once a year ” for them also . In the lower half of the space the beaten earth ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101064466509

Category:

Page:

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Glimmerings in the Dark

Glimmerings in the Dark

The vineyards of Gloucestershire excited the admiration of William of Malmsbury ,
who says , there were more in that ... Holtham , elected Bishop of Ely , in 1316
gave a vineyard and a garden in Holborn to his church ; | | and Ralph , an abbot
of ...

Author: Frederick Somner Merryweather

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044081121410

Category: Civilization, Medieval

Page: 334

View: 232

Categories: Civilization, Medieval

Sabbath at Home

Sabbath at Home

... surrounded in the opening years He was the person thrust into the of
womanhood with every comfort , dark vineyard by Dr. Chalmers , and for many
had been her married life , so dark that years after the doctor had left Glasgow
ere the fever ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000116411897

Category:

Page:

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Official Report of the Calcutta International Exhibition 1883 84

Official Report of the Calcutta International Exhibition  1883 84

Description , l ' edro Ximenes ; vintage , 1882 ; 58 per gallon ; no spirit added ;
character , light ; soil , rich , dark loam ; stakes with wire trellis . MUNRO ,
ALEXANDER , Bebeah , Singleton . - - Name of wine , Hermitage , 1877 ;
vineyard ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:N13170331

Category: Handicraft

Page:

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Categories: Handicraft

Castro s Last Sacrament and Other Stories

Castro s Last Sacrament and Other Stories

Below him was the dark vineyard where Kellermann worked . The few lamps of
the distant township winked like a band of jewels ; a faint light in the eastern sky
lit up the grey - roofed homestead across the flats ; a dog barked savagely as the
 ...

Author: Albert Dorrington

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000002038896

Category: Wreaths

Page: 347

View: 461

Categories: Wreaths

London Society

London Society

the tender green background of a An elderly man , fat and dark , vineyard .
Through an arch , made with a large white waistcoat , was by the large trees in
the garden , slowly approaching in the shade the house had a view of the catheof
the ...

Author: James Hogg

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924066342126

Category:

Page:

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Technical Bulletin

Technical Bulletin

Dark, shallow, conglomerate rocks sometimes outcrop in spots, and rock
fragments occur. ... ELK <;rove experimental vineyard The Elk Grove
experimental vineyard was established in the spring of 1914 on the property of
the J. L. da Rosa ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951T00093164C

Category: Agriculture

Page:

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Categories: Agriculture

The Vineyard

The Vineyard

But their crash of song and the night ' s darkness were both softened by the
increasing snowfall . The news spread quickly enough . From the farm they sent
at once to bring Curdie home . But he was gone . “ Mebbe , ” said the grey -
haired ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000020231491

Category:

Page:

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International Wine Cellar

International Wine Cellar

The spiciness builds on the pure , long finish . This is a side project of Rollin
Soles , Argyle's winemaker , and his wife Corby . 90 . Soter Vineyards . 2007
North Valley Pinot Noir Willamette Valley ( $ 32 ) : Dark red . Raspberry and
cherry ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924110487331

Category: Wine and wine making

Page:

View: 578

Categories: Wine and wine making

Vineyard Winery Management

Vineyard   Winery Management

Dark , rich and earthy just like the Pomo Indian name Masut infers . Gabrielli
1999 Estate Syrah , Redwood Valley , $ 18 . Well - structured combination of
fresh fruit , leather , and earthy accents ; flavors include dark plum , ripe berries ,
violet ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924054727650

Category: Viticulture

Page:

View: 595

Categories: Viticulture