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Old 08-03-2012, 07:01 PM   #1
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I want to make a red grape wine, but I live in Louisiana and the only fresh red wine grapes I have ready access to are Muscadine. I've never tasted muscadine before, and I've heard people express reservations about using it to make wine, but I figure people wouldn't invest in growing them if they weren't any good. Anybody have any advice/opinions/input about this?

 
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:06 PM   #2
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I suppose I should add that if anyone knows of a way to get grapes from California to Louisiana at a reasonable cost and without them going bad, I'd love to hear about this bit of magic.

 
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Old 08-04-2012, 03:52 AM   #3
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i have had muscadine wine and i loved it (my wife does too)

 
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Old 08-05-2012, 12:55 PM   #4
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I planted muscadine last year and have some to harvest now. I'm still looking for a good recipe to start. Most muscadine wine I buy has been full in body and sweet, that's what I'm looking for.

 
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:18 PM   #5
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Muscadine is the only homemade wine I have ever had. Very popular in the southeast, very good too

 
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:41 PM   #6
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Thanks for the input. I'm pretty excited to try it out now!

 
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:17 PM   #7
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Here are a few 1 gallon batch recipes you can try:
http://winemaking.jackkeller.net/reques15.asp
Regards, GF.

 
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:42 PM   #8
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I'm originally from Southern Mississippi and I know Muscadine wine is popular but never understood why, to me at least, it tastes nasty.

 
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:43 AM   #9
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I'm originally from Southern Mississippi and I know Muscadine wine is popular but never understood why, to me at least, it tastes nasty.
I always liken it to Vicks 44D

 
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:35 AM   #10
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I always liken it to Vicks 44D
Then you have never had a good muscadine wine

 
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