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It’s North Carolina Wine & Grape Month!

Visit North Carolina wineries during September to celebrate NC Wine & Grape Month.

Muscadine vs Muscato

I find it interesting to read answers to wine questions. Local Wine Events sends out a newsletter that not only lists wine events in your region, but also has answers to questions. In today’s newsletter there was a question titled “Muscadine vs Muscato.” The writer wanted to know if the health benefits reported by literature […]

Summer 2011 Edition of the Wine Trail Traveler Quarterly

Wine Trail Traveler, LLC recently released the Summer Edition of the Wine Trail Traveler Quarterly. Filled with many photos of scenes at wineries and vineyards, it’s fun to just peruse the pictures. However, there are several recipes using wine as an ingredient. If you have the opportunity be sure to try either the Muscadine Cake […]

American Grape Varieties

I just finished reading an excellent article suggested by the website Drinklocalwine.com. The article Indigenous American Grape Varieties, A Primer by David Mark Brown is available on Plate Press. The author begins with the question, “Can American Vitis species produce wines that compare with those made from vinifera on a global stage?” In this article, […]

Health and Wine

Does wine in moderation have an affect on health? For those who believe that wine has a negative effect or no affect on one’s health, it should be noted that North Carolina’s Department of Commerce website has added an article “Wine and Health.” The article also includes a link to M.D. News’s article “The Health […]

The Day After Christmas

We hope you all had a delightful and peaceful Christmas. Many of our family members were able to be home for Christmas. Christmas morning began with opening stockings and then breakfast before getting to other gifts. Soon we were in the kitchen preparing a mid afternoon dinner. We had a traditional Christmas dinner and everyone […]

Muscadine Wine

Last night for dinner, we decided to experiment with a food and wine pairing. We chose to have a sweet wine with dinner as one of our family members likes a sweet, white wine. Our choice was Midnight Magnolia from Duplin Estate Wines in North Carolina. According to the label this is a Mid Harvest […]

Will Consumers Continue to Lose?

I just read an interesting editorial in the Erie Times-News. The editor quoted the owner of Massa Vineyards in Pennsylvania in regard to shipping laws for wine.  “What is best for consumers? That should be everyone’s concern here.” The winetrailtravler.com team had the opportunity to visit wineries in North Carolina and they make a muscadine […]

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