Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:57 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:57:23 GMT
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County. Carroll died after being shot on April 28 at the residence of Samples' ex-wife. Carroll drove himself to the hospital,More >>
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:07:49 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Leary- Charlie Cowart is the 3rd generation in a family of muscadine grape growers. "My grandfather started the vineyard back in the early 70's and it has grown slowly for the past thirty years," says Cowart.
And two years ago, he and his father began turning those growing grapes into eight different wines. "So far so good. We're tickled to death with the reception we've had from the local people and we're growing slowly but surely," says Cowart.
That describes the winemaking process. It's about a nine month task. In September, they'll begin harvesting. "On an average day, we'll try to run around 40 tons of fruit, from vine to juice," says Cowart.
So they have to crush and then press the tons of fruit before it can be turned into juice. "We'll have a pump that will be sitting right in here and there will be a hose here and we'll pump the juice into the building," says Cowart. Then they'll let the wine chill in fermenters and storage tanks which will maintain the temperatures. It takes two tanks to make one tank of wine in the process of moving fluids back and forth.
"That process is called racking. Then we begin our winemaking process, we'll add our own blend of yeast and whatever else the juice calls for," says Cowart. Then there's a slow fermentation of two to three months. Then several months and filterings later, it's time to bottle.
"It's pretty much a constant process. It'll keep one man busy as long as another man can keep up corking," says Cowart. It's the topping off of a long process. Charlie Cowart says it's a feeling of accomplishment.
"Yes sir, this is the finished product, this is when we see what we're all made of." He looks forward to continuing the tradition his grandfather started, making a product from the vine to the wine.
Still Pond Winery in Calhoun County opened to the public about two years ago. They pride themselves as the first winery in South Georgia.