Ok, I want to try mead. These supermarkets don’t have any, from where to buy mead wine? It’s simple: either I find an online shop that sells to my country or … make it myself. I was quite surprised to find out that there are people actually writing blogs on all the meads they drink. I had no idea there even existed so many producers in the world. So, was I living under ground, how come I didn’t know about… Read More
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Yes, this ancient drink is now trendy! Neah … Who drinks mead? Where can we find mead? In the US, between 2012- 2013, there was an explosion of 130 % in the mead market, making it the fastest growing alcoholic beverage category in the US! By contrast, America’s craft beer market added just over 39% to its producer base in the same period, according to data from Brewers Association. Here is what the thrillist.com says in 2014: ” By this point, we’ve reinvigorated, re-imagined, and… Read More
There are so many types of mead which have been developed in time, that today, mead can satisfy all tastes. Meads can be classified according to: – sweetness: mead can be from bone dry to extremely sweet. – the alcohol level: mead can range from low to very high: 4 – 20 % (even 75% in a Lithuanian mead) – to the tannin levels: mead can range from none to very high, – to the color: mead can cover all the spectrum, –… Read More
If you need a homemade mead recipe, here are 5 offering some diversity. Medicinal, traditional, plain, fast or complicated, they can help you get an idea on what you need to make some honey wine. Like with everything else in life, it can be easy or difficult. It depends on what type of mead you want and how perfectionist you are. So, to make mead at home we need the following: Ingredients. Basically it’s water, honey and yeast. You can add any kind of fruit you… Read More
After thinking a lot of how to make mead at home, everybody resorts to Internet for knowledge. At home, of course, because it’s cheaper and more “bio”. Not to mention of pleasure of DIY (of course) and the pride associated with the result. So, after a little research, we find out that making mead at home doesn’t seem so complicated. Basically, you mix honey in water, pitch yeast, and wait! Of course, there are also complicated recipes and methods. Not… Read More
What is mead wine, or, to be more accurate “what is mead”? It’s wine made of honey. Or hydromel. Or.. there are at least 30 other names. Yes, honey seems to be good for everything, even getting you a little drunk. The word ‘mead’ comes from the Old English “meodu”, meaning an alcoholic beverage created by fermenting honey with water, and various fruits, spices, grains or hops. (Hops act as a preservative and produce a bitter, beer-like flavor.) Starting from here, people have developed… Read More