WHAT IS MEAD?
Mead is an alcoholic drink made from honey, water and yeast. Mead-making pre-dates beer and wine making, having origins dating back 8,000 years. Mead was considered a sacred drink in many early cultures.
The term Honeymoon comes from the tradition of giving the newlywed couple a “moon’s” supply of mead to insure a fruitful union. Sweet Mead was especially prized for the honeymoon because it was believed that the “sweeter” the Mead the more “fruitful” the union.
Just like traditional grape wines, there are many styles or types of mead. All meads are not the same. Meads can be very dry and robust or sweet and refreshing. Find one to suit your taste and join the celebration!
· Melomel: A mead with fruit added at the time of fermentation.
· Cyser: Honey and apple cider fermented to create a stronger drink
than everyday cider.
· Pyment: A mead made of grapes and honey.
· Metheglin: Herbs and spices added to mead. The word metheglin
comes from the Welsh word “medclyglin”, meaning
· Brackett: When malt is added to Mead, Brackett or Braggot is the
result. A stout drink that represents a link between mead
For more information on Mead please visit http://www.gotmead.com/.