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A season for scuppernongs – and jelly-making


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Scuppernongs are a large muscadine grape, and make a great jelly. (Katie Lovett/DavidsonNews.net)

By KATIE LOVETT
DavidsonNews.net

Growing up in Wilmington, N.C. I considered my backyard the best place in the entire world. Sure, the giant rope swing and playhouse Grandpa built by hand lent a pretty significant wow factor for a six-year-old. But my favorite backyard activity came every September and October when the grapevine began to sag under the weight of ripe golden scuppernongs. Read the full story

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N.C. Wine Appreciation Month marks industry’s growth


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How big is North Carolina’s wine industry? Bigger than ever, according to a study commissioned by the N.C. Department of Commerce. The state now has 106 wineries in 49 counties, double the number in 2005. Gov. Beverly Perdue recently proclaimed September 2011 as Wine Appreciation Month in North Carolina.

The state now ranks No. 9 nationwide in wine and grape production, according to state officials. Read the full story

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