River, whicli flows througli North and South Carolina for three hundred miles, heing called the "Wateree in the lower part of its course, where it unites the Con- garee to form the Santee,thirtj-one miles southeast of Columbia. In many places along these waters this grape is raised, but it takes the name of the Catawha River. The wine produced from the Catawha grape is light and of rich muscadine flavor, and is made both still and sparkling. Our great American poet, Henry W.Longfellow,now deceased,speaking of it, said:
"Very good in its way Is the Verzenay Or the Sillery, soft and creamy, But Catawha wine Has a taste more divine, More dulcet, delicious and dreamy."
This delightful, sparkling and invigorating bever age originated in the old province of Champagne,from which it derives its name. It is now represented by the departments of Marne, Haute-Marne, Auhe,and Ar dennes. After afew years the toilsome and complicated art of manufacture spread to other districts of France .and other countries,including America. It isfrequently