Author: Patricia Cavendish O'NeilPublish On: 2012-10-01
The outside area went down to the ground underneath; the top section of this was
a platform and below the platform was the Broadlands wine cellar, which was in
the basement. The wine cellar was well utilised back then. When my mother ...
Author: Patricia Cavendish O'Neil
Publisher: Jonathan Ball Publishers
Category: Biography & Autobiography
From the international best-selling author of A Lion in the Bedroom, Pat Cavendish O'Neill, comes another glimpse into her extravagant and adventurous life ... In 1968, Pat Cavendish O'Neill reluctantly left her magical years in Kenya behind to join her mother in Somerset West, South Africa. She left behind her wonderful friends, a life she loved and, even more heart-breaking, her beloved lioness Tana. However, arriving at her new home on Broadlands Farm, Pat soon found a different channel for her extraordinary gift with animals when she revealed a sharp eye for identifying winning race horses, turning Broadlands into a renowned stud farm. As always, the women attracted a colourful international audience into their extremely lavish lifestyle - champagne and caviar were the order of the day - and Pat and her mother would regularly fly to Australia to bid on some of the world's finest fillies and colts. Pat's fierce of love of animals has resulted in her opening heart and home to a variety of creatures, from monkeys to baboons, birds, sheep, pigs and horses, to a pack of seventeen dogs and a goat all living underfoot. But a rescued chimp named Kalu found his way deepest into her heart. For over 40 years Pat and Kalu have lived at Broadlands together and the one without the other is a picture incomplete. Today, at the age of 87, Pat leads a very different life from the enormous privilege and wealth into which she was born, yet she still remains true to her first love of animals.
Author: J. Fernandez BroadnaxPublish On: 2005-12-01
But are they too late? You will find yourself being overtaken in every twist and turn of this tale with each suspect seemingly guiltier than the last.
Author: J. Fernandez Broadnax
Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated
The East Coast is stunned and paralyzed by a gruesome string of murders that has everyone gripped by fear. Shops close early; vendors are exiting the streets. When will the next murder happen? Is there just one killer? Or is someone fed up with the system attempting to prove the ineffectiveness of law enforcement? The murders are occurring almost weekly, with no uniformity other than a rather bizarre calling card left by the killer. Each victim is found with a missing ring finger and a bottle of wine called Our Dog Blue. Strangely enough, none of the murders occur in the vicinity of the winery. The authorities have exhausted every avenue in an effort to make a connection to this winery, but to no availa]until now. An attorney from Charlotte, North Carolina, faces the fight of his life to defend his newest client against the claim that she is guilty of committing at least one of the gruesome murders. Along with his trusted friend, a private investigator, they begin probing a group of regulars who meet at The Wine Cellar for the weekly tasting event. Every new lead seems to be a dead end, and time is running out for his client when they finally make the connection. But are they too late? You will find yourself being overtaken in every twist and turn of this tale with each suspect seemingly guiltier than the last. This captivating, edge-of-your-seat saga is a roller coaster ride of emotions in what starts out as lust and heat, swiftly turning to betrayal and death. Yet, you will be touched by the inconceivable loyalty of friends.
John and Kevin embarked on an audacious, colourful and potentially dangerous journey to Georgia to discover if the wines actually existed; if the bottles were authentic and whether the entire collection could be bought and transported to a ...
Author: John Baker
Publisher: Penguin Group Australia
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
In the late 1990s, John Baker was known as a purveyor of quality rare and old wines. Always entrepreneurial and up for adventure, he was the perfect person for an occasional business partner to approach with a mysterious wine list that was foreign to anything John, or his second-in-command, Kevin Hopko, had ever come across. The list was discovered to be a comprehensive catalogue of the wine collection of Nicholas II, the last Tsar of Russia. The wine had become the property of the state after the Russian Revolution of 1918, during which Nicholas and his entire family were executed. Now owned by Stalin, the wine was discreetly removed to a remote Georgian winery when Stalin was concerned the advancing Nazi army might overrun Russia, and inevitably loot artefacts and treasures. Half a century later, the wine was rumoured to be hidden underground and off any known map. John and Kevin embarked on an audacious, colourful and potentially dangerous journey to Georgia to discover if the wines actually existed; if the bottles were authentic and whether the entire collection could be bought and transported to a major London auction house for sale. Stalin's Wine Cellar is a wild, sometimes rough ride in the glamorous world of high-end wine. From Double Bay Sydney to Tbilisi Georgia, via the streets of Paris, the vineyards of Bordeaux and iconic Château d'Yquem. A multimillion dollar cellar and a breathtaking collection of wine (and one very expensive broken bottle) is the elusive treasure. The cast of characters include Stalin, Hitler, Tsar Nicholas II and a motley bunch of Georgian businessmen/cowboys toting handguns, in the early days of Russian business development that led to the world of Putin and oligarchs.
A florist, an estate agent, a prostitute, a call centre operative, a wife and mother.
Author: KEELEY. WEBB
A florist, an estate agent, a prostitute, a call centre operative, a wife and mother. What could possibly link them all? A love of flowers. That was a start. A skilled florist, who uses his produce and charm to select his beautiful victims. Compliance is a must. You will be bound, you will be kept, you will be broken. Failure to comply is not an option. Can they keep his interest? Can they follow his rules? A distraught ex-husband, faithful friends and loving parents. The search has started, the clock is ticking. Who will survive of those that are missing?
Author: Claire The Word WitchPublish On: 2020-04-19
These are the tales of love and amorous unions between the man-servants who serve in the manor of Lord Marchand.Adam, a young servant, has been put into the impossible position of choosing the wine for the Lord Marchand each night.
Author: Claire The Word Witch
Between two major cities lies a mountain range with one main road between the two, Marchand Pass. Named after the family who owns the land. These are the tales of love and amorous unions between the man-servants who serve in the manor of Lord Marchand.Adam, a young servant, has been put into the impossible position of choosing the wine for the Lord Marchand each night. Impossible, because he has next to no knowledge about wines despite his deceased father had once been an expert. Venturing into the enormous wine cellar, with only a single candle to light his way, he looks for something that might please his Lord. Focused, and unaware, Adam doesn't realize a fellow servant has snuck into the cellar behind him. What follows is the most pleasurable time of Adam's young life, but as he finds out, Ken never gives without a price.
With acerbic wit, irreverent tone, and bountiful hilarious anecdotes, Jay McInerney writes the first wine book that makes sense to all those dazed by the prevailing, dull technical wine writing.
Author: Jay Mcinerney
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
With acerbic wit, irreverent tone, and bountiful hilarious anecdotes, Jay McInerney writes the first wine book that makes sense to all those dazed by the prevailing, dull technical wine writing. McInerney generously reveals all he's learned on his worldwide journey to understand wine in chapters on reds, whites, dessert wines, champagne, aperitifs, and more. McInerney holds forth in forty-nine essays - with agile humor; an astonishing amount of hard fact, and an ample dose of personal taste - on: how to make your way around a German wine label; what to drink with Thanksgiving turkey; the truth about Zinfandels; why Burgundy is so hard to predict; Napa Valley's finest winemakers; the pleasure of flinty Chablis, the deep satisfaction of port, the glorious potential of Oregon's Pinot Noir; the respectability of RosT; and the most colorful characters in the business. It is actually possible for a reader of Bacchus & Me to take what is learned to the bank, and immediately thereafter to wine shop or restaurant to indulge in the wine of his or her fantasy with the confidence of a sommelier. Bacchus & Me is for everyone interested in learning more about the wines of the world. For both those of broad means and of modest purse, there is intense vicarious pleasure to be found in McInerney's vinous adventures.
This book is packed with ideas and technical information for designing safe, stylish, beautiful wine cellars. Essays by leading designers and a section detailing the proper construction of a wine cellar make this an invaluable reference.
Author: Tina Skinner
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
Over 300 images of wine cellars immerse you into the stylish and impressive world of today's vintage connoisseur. A wine cellar is becoming a standard feature of today's luxury home. The ability to invest in fine wines, to age them properly, and to have them on hand for entertaining is a luxury more people can afford. This book is packed with ideas and technical information for designing safe, stylish, beautiful wine cellars. Essays by leading designers and a section detailing the proper construction of a wine cellar make this an invaluable reference.
This popular classic, which is based on the author's personal experiences of building a wine cellar in his home and collecting wines for fun and investment, is now completely updated for the modern wine collector.
Author: Richard Gold
Publisher: Board and Bench Publishing
This popular classic, which is based on the author's personal experiences of building a wine cellar in his home and collecting wines for fun and investment, is now completely updated for the modern wine collector. All of the essential construction specifications to maintain the ideal temperature and humidity conditions for long-term storage of wine are provided for the home craftsman or professional contractor. Insulation, refrigeration, and passive systems are detailed and the construction of racks and storage bins is also explained with helpful illustrations. A practical guide to selecting, recording, tracking, and enjoying your wines at their peak performance is included.
This is the story of how she wandered away from the Wine Cellar one evening during a wine tasting event. Suffering from a case of Followshernoseitis she gets lost and spends the next 13 months traveling with a homeless gentleman.
Author: La Diabla
Publisher: Author House
La Diabla, rescued by a local businessman and his wife, finds a loving home and fulfilling career as hostess of the Old Town Wine Cellar. This is the story of how she wandered away from the Wine Cellar one evening during a wine tasting event. Suffering from a case of Followshernoseitis she gets lost and spends the next 13 months traveling with a homeless gentleman. He takes her under his wing, feeding and caring for her while they traveled across the desert to Quartzsite. Read how she meets and greets the fascinating animals who roam the desert, the various snowbirds who frequent the desert in the winter, and eventually finds her way home.
Children should be children, no need to subject them to adult problems. This in
itself speaks for itself. Behave and show respect! This was the bible in her home. The Wine Cellar is a compassionate story of a young girl who strives for peace, ...
Author: Angela Fede
This heartwarming inspirational memoir is the story of a young girl, Francine Gilliamo. She was born and raised in Queens, New York to Italian immigrant parents. Her quest in life was to abide by her strict moral and religious upbringing her father demands from her. She is totally consumed with trying to do the proper things and yet inadvertently slips away from time to time into a more liberal and enchanting life. The fear of God is overwhelming to her, as she struggles very hard not to commit a sin. Her cravings are tremendous for there is a strong appetite to become recognized as an individual and also needing the respect from others. Being of Italian descent was shameful for her as a child. This inadequacy caused her to be very shy and limited especially in the presence of her peers. Her first encounter with this bigotry was felt on her first day of fifth grade in 1954. Francine assisted her father in the making of the wine. This was the evening prior to her first day of school. Her hands were stained with purple tint. This was noticed by her schoolmates. When they asked her why her hands were of this color, she told them she made wine with her father. She was tormented and teased. They actually asked her if she used her dirty Italian feet in the process. This was only the beginning of a long painful and yet miraculous journey into life for Francine. This child was able to turn harsh situations into an asset for her. There was a constant ache inside of her soul, but it very rarely showed. Francine was torn between her strict moral father and her own free will. At times she felt she had a two sided brain. The predicaments she encounters are astounding and how she conducts herself is genuinely moving. She has expressed great honesty in this writing and most of all much sincerity. At times the reader will shed a tear and feel upset for this girl, but ironically this child's life blossoms into a reality of nothing but love, devotion and especially pride. The death of her parents is a tragedy for Francine, but this tragedy becomes a sincere inspirational prophecy for life itself. What she was taught and how she accepted this learning eventually is applied to her adult life in the rearing of her two sons. It is done with eloquence and pride. Eventually, the Italian develops into a sense of dignity. Francine feels forgiveness for her childhood and learned that this rearing gave her encouragement and enlightenment to raise her family with grace. Daydreaming was a common occurrence and she especially loved the memories of the Diner in Queens. Sins were forgiven there. You could confess your sins and never receive penance. The church dances were considered a ticket to heaven and the people of the church were your vehicles. Seeing her mother grow sick and old alters Francine somewhat, for she at times becomes cold and distant to her husband Michael. She fears growing old and knows she will one day be aged. Francine defies her menopause with false and ruthless analogies. Not me, I'm not in menopause! As a child there was very little time for psychological comfort. Negativity and problems were never discussed in the presence of the children. Children should be children, no need to subject them to adult problems. This in itself speaks for itself. Behave and show respect! This was the bible in her home. The Wine Cellar is a compassionate story of a young girl who strives for peace, love, respect, not only for herself but for others as well.