The Ripening Sun

Author: Patricia Atkinson

Publisher: Vintage


Category: British

Page: 308

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In 1990, Patricia Atkinson and her husband moved to the Dordogne, planning to earn their living as financial consultants, while an employee tended their small vineyard. Then the stock-market crashed, her husband returned to England and she was left to salvage their life savings from the vineyards.

The Ripening Sun

Author: Patricia Atkinson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446429970

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

View: 1548

For most people giving up the day job and moving to a beautiful area of France and living off the vines is an impossible but delicious dream. In 1990, Patricia Atkinson and her husband decided to sell up in Britain and emigrate to the Dordogne. Their idea was to buy a house with a few vines attached and employ someone to tend to the wine while they earned their living with some financial consultancy work. There followed a series of disasters: the stock market crashed leaving their small holding as their sole source of income; the first red wine harvest turned to vinegar; and Patricia's husband returned to Britain, unable to cope with the stress. He never returned. Patricia Atkinson, whose only knowledge of wine up to that moment was 'that it came from a bottle' and who had not a word of French, was left to salvage their life savings form the vineyards. What follows is a remarkable story of struggle and transformation whereby her tiny 4 hectare plot has become a major estate of 21 hectares, where her Clos d'Yvigne wines have won awards and been adopted by wine merchants throughout the world and where she has been hailed as a superstar by UK wine writers.

Sweet, Reinforced and Fortified Wines

Author: Fabio Mencarelli,Pietro Tonutti

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118569210

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 376

View: 608

Wines from Grape Dehydration is the first of itskind in the field of grape dehydration - the controlled dryingprocess which produces a special group of wines. These types of wine are the most ancient, made in the Mediterraneanbasin, and are even described in Herodotus. Until few years ago, itwas thought that these wines – such as Pedro Ximenez, Tokai,Passito, and Vin Santo – were the result of simple grapedrying, because the grapes were left in the sun, or insidegreenhouses that had no controls over temperature, relativehumidity or ventilation. But Amarone wine, one of the most prizedwines in the world, is the first wine in which the drying is acontrolled process. This controlled process – grapedehydration – changes the grape at the biochemical level, andinvolves specialist vine management, postharvest technology andproduction processes, which are different from the typicalwine-making procedure. After a history of grape dehydration, the book is then divided intotwo sections; scientific and technical. The scientific section approaches the subjects of vineyardmanagement and dehydration technology and how they affect thebiochemistry and the quality compounds of grape; as well asvinification practices to preserve primary volatiles compounds andcolour of grape. The technical section is devoted to fourmain classes of wine: Amarone, Passito, Pedro Ximenez, andTokai. The book then covers sweet wines not made by grape dehydration, andthe analytical/sensorial characteristics of the wines. A concludingfinal chapter addresses the market for these specialwines. This book is intended for wineries and wine makers, wineoperators, postharvest specialists, vineyard managers/growers,enology/wine students, agriculture/viticulture faculties and courseleaders and food processing scientists

Postharvest Biology and Nanotechnology

Author: Gopinadhan Paliyath,Jayasankar Subramanian,Loong-Tak Lim,K. S. Subramanian,Avtar K. Handa,Autar K. Mattoo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119289440

Category: Science

Page: 415

View: 6831

A comprehensive introduction to the physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology of produce growth, paired with cutting-edge technological advances in produce preservation Revised and updated, the second edition of Postharvest Biology and Nanotechnology explores the most recent developments in postharvest biology and nanotechnology. Since the publication of the first edition, there has been an increased understanding of the developmental physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology during early growth, maturation, ripening, and postharvest conditions. The contributors—noted experts in the field—review the improved technologies that maintain the shelf life and quality of fruits, vegetables, and flowers. This second edition contains new strategies that can be implemented to remedy food security issues, including but not limited to phospholipase D inhibition technology and ethylene inhibition via 1-MCP technology. The text offers an introduction to technologies used in production practices and distribution of produce around the world, as well as the process of sencescence on a molecular and biochemical level. The book also explores the postharvest value chain for various produce, quality evaluation techniques, and the most current nanotechnology applications. This important resource: • Expands on the first edition to explore in-depth postharvest biology with emphasis on developments in nanotechnology • Contains contributions from leaders in the field • Includes the most recent advances in postharvest biology and technology, including but not limited to phospholipase D and 1-MCP technology • Puts the focus on basic science as well as technology and practical applications • Applies a physiology, biochemistry, and biotechnology approach to the subject Written for crop science researchers and professionals, horticultural researchers, agricultural engineers, food scientists working with fruits and vegetables, Postharvest Biology and Nanotechnology, Second Edition provides a comprehensive introduction to this subject, with a grounding in the basic science with the technology and practical applications.

The Posthumous Voice in Women's Writing from Mary Shelley to Sylvia Plath

Author: Claire Raymond

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351883666

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 5602

This provocative book posits a new theory of women's writing characterized by what Claire Raymond calls 'the posthumous voice.'This suggestive term evokes the way that women's writing both forefronts and hides the author's implied body within and behind the written work. Tracing the use of the disembodied posthumous voice in fiction and poetry by Mary Shelley, Emily Brontë, Emily Dickinson, and Sylvia Plath, Raymond's study sounds out the ways that the trope of the posthumous voice succeeds in negotiating the difficult cultural space between the concept of woman's body and the production of canonical literature. Arguing that the nineteenth-century cult of mourning opens to women's writing the possibility of a post-Romantic 'self-elegy,' Raymond explores how the woman writer's appropriation and alteration of elegiac conventions signifies and revises her disrupted relationship to audience. Theorizing the posthumous voice as a gesture by which the woman writer claims, and in some cases gains, canonicity, Raymond contends that the elegy posed as if written by a dead woman for herself both describes and subverts the woman writer's secondary status in the English canon. For the woman writer, the self-elegy permits access to a topos central to canonical literature, with the implementation of the trope of the posthumous voice marking a crucial site of woman's interaction with the English canon.

RHS Pruning and Training

Author: Christopher Brickell,David Joyce

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241428661

Category: Gardening

Page: 338

View: 6950

Learn how to prune and train fruit bushes, fruit trees, roses, and woody ornamentals with this best-selling plant-by-plant guide - now in its 4th edition. Written and updated by the experts at the Royal Horticultural Society, RHS Pruning & Training provides step-by-step guidance on how to prune and shape more than 800 different plants, including climbing plants, fruiting vines, conifers, and palm trees. Simple instructions accompanied by clear photography and illustrations demonstrate precisely where, how, and when to make those crucial cuts. Whether you need help pruning wisteria, have a small garden that needs controlling, fancy trying garden ideas such as topiary, need to reinvigorate a leggy rose bush, or want advice on pruning a fruit tree into an attractive - and productive - espalier or fan shape, this complete pruning bible will guide you every step of the way.

The Mirror

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: 136

View: 7554