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Scuppernong Wine

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Ingredients:

  • 4 quarts Scuppernong or Muscadine grapes
  • 1 quart boiling water
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup vodka

Preparation:

Stem and wash the grapes; drain well. In a large stoneware crock or bowl, mash grapes well. Pour boiling water over the mashed grapes. Cover the container with a double thickness of cheesecloth and leave in a cool, dark place for 24 hours. On the second day add the sugar, replace the cheesecloth covering, and leave for another 24 hours. Next day, strain out pulp, seeds, and skins, extracting as much juice as possible. Cover with fresh cheesecloth and leave for 3 days longer (days 4,5, and 6). On day seven, add the vodka and cover tightly with a heavy lid or plate with a brick or two to hold it down. Leave for 2 days. Bottle in sterile, thoroughly dry containers. Store in a cool, dark place for 2 to 3 months before using.

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 4 out of 5
tastes pretty good, Member lachase

I made a batch of this last fall and have had it stored away in pint jars. I sort of forgot about having it. I opened up a jar tonight and it seems to be ""sparkling"". Is that how it is suppose to be? It tastes good. When I first read the recipe I couldn't understand how you would make wine using vodka. I am still thinking, is it more of a liquer than really a wine? It does taste like wine. Does anyone know what the alcohol percentage is. How does it compare to commercial wine? When I have tried muscadine wines at wineries they have always been overly sweet, but this one is pleasantly ""just right"".

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