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Carolina Heritage Winery expands solar support system

Carolina Heritage Winery expands solar support system

An Elkin winery already known as the first certified organic vineyard and winery in North Carolina is now becoming more environmentally friendly. Carolina Heritage Vineyard and Winery on N.C. 268 east of the Mitchell River already had about 85 percent of its winery electricity being supported through solar sources, and this year owners Clyde and […]

Wine quality labels seek to boost industry

Wine quality labels seek to boost industry

A new sticker is appearing on locally produced wines and the hope is this quality assurance sticker will boost the credibility of North Carolina’s ever-growing wine industry. Ken Gulaian, owner of Round Peak Vineyards, said the program officially launched in 2015. In 2011, the North Carolina Winegrowers Association began discussing concerns over the quality of […]

SCC hosts fifth annual wine symposium

SCC hosts fifth annual wine symposium

DOBSON — Surry Community College hosted its fifth annual Southeastern United Grape and Wine Symposium on Wednesday. The event was created to address the needs of the ever-growing wine industry in the southeast. “The Southeastern United Grape and Wine Symposium at Surry Community College unites all Southeastern states and beyond to brings folks together for […]

Recipe Corner

Recipe Corner

Lapin à la Chasseur (Rabbit hunter) Ingredients: • 4 rabbit legs, with thighs and shoulders • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper • 1/2 cup flour • 4 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil • 8 slices of thick, smoked bacon • 4 to 5 shallots, peeled • 8 cloves garlic, peeled and lightly crushed (the […]