Wine http://wunc.org en Wet, Mild Summer Is Affecting Seasonal Offerings in North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/wet-mild-summer-affecting-seasonal-offerings-north-carolina <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">North Carolinians have had to endure bouts of mild but wet weather this summer.&nbsp; That combination can help in some ways but can hurt in others.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">North Carolina wine growers specializing in </span>muscadine<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> varieties typically prefer dry weather with lots of sun.&nbsp; Lane Gregory runs </span><a href="http://www.gregoryvineyards.com/?utm_campaign=ncwine&amp;utm_medium=ncwine-referral&amp;utm_source=ncwine-website" style="line-height: 1.5;">Gregory Vineyards</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in </span>Angier<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp; He says up to 40 inches of rain fell on his </span>muscadines<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in June and July.&nbsp; Gregory says that has altered the balance in his yield.</span><br><br> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Gurnal Scott 22197 at http://wunc.org Wet, Mild Summer Is Affecting Seasonal Offerings in North Carolina Evolution of a Wine Auctioneer http://wunc.org/post/evolution-wine-auctioneer <p>Neuropsychologist Mark Solomon didn’t know what he was missing until one day in 1999 when a 1955 bottle of port opened his eyes to the complexity of wine. He soon embarked on a journey that would end with him leaving his career behind to become a wine auctioneer. Host Frank Stasio talks to Mark Solomon, fine wine director at <a href="http://www.llauctions.com/" target="_blank">Leland Little Auction &amp; Estate Sales</a> in Hillsborough, about his journey from neuropsychology to wine aficionado.</p><p></p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 13:47:00 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 4408 at http://wunc.org Economic Impact of North Carolina Wine Industry Tops $1 Billion http://wunc.org/post/economic-impact-north-carolina-wine-industry-tops-1-billion <p>The economic impact of North Carolina's wine industry is now more than billion dollar-a-year.</p> Fri, 23 Sep 2011 16:05:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 7421 at http://wunc.org Wineries Growing Across State http://wunc.org/post/wineries-growing-across-state <p></p><p></p><p>More than a century ago, North Carolina was well known for being the country's largest wine producer in the nation. Prohibition eventually closed down most of that industry, leaving a few producers who made sweet wines from muscadine grapes. But in recent years, producers of red and white European-style wines have sprung up all over the Tar Heel state. Over the last five years, the number of wineries across North Carolina has doubled to nearly one hundred. Tue, 28 Dec 2010 14:30:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 11369 at http://wunc.org Wineries Growing Across State