Honey Wine Mead is the Perfect Drink For Valentine’s Day

One of the most important reasons that honey wine mead is the perfect drink for Valentine's Day is that mead, like love, has been around for a long, long time. In fact, mead has been dubbed "the ancestor of all fermented drinks." Mead has been documented to have been brewed for over nine thousand years, even before the advent of soil cultivation. Love has been around awhile longer, ever since there were beings to feel it. … [Read more...]

Home Winemaking Starts Easily with Mead

A lot of people who are thinking about trying out home winemaking are put off at the prospect because of all the technicalities required in the process. This is the reason why most people start out with brewing beer. It takes less of an initial investment and is a little more forgiving of mistakes. One avenue for those who don’t quite have the confidence for winemaking is to first try out their skill by attempting a few batches of mead. … [Read more...]

The History of Mead

The exact date when mead production was begun has been lost to history. Many scholars believe that the honey wine called mead was the first fermented beverage, pre-dating even the cultivation of the soil. Evidence shows that it was developed independently, in one form or another, in virtually every area of ancient civilization. … [Read more...]

Is Mead Making Easy or Hard?

Mead Making is as Old as Grape Wine Making Traditionally wine is made using the juice of grapes in Western Civilization. Other cultures made wine using other ingredients like rice and honey, but the popularity of these wine making processes doesn’t even come close to the Roman and Greek wine making techniques that involve pressing grapes and then fermenting them using different ingredients. Wine making using grapes became the accepted method in Western cultures, but the old Viking drink … [Read more...]

Add Mulling Spices to Your Mead for a Special Holiday Treat

Mulling Spices Have Been Adding Flavor to Drinks for Centuries Mulling is the ancient method of infusing spices into beverages like Mead, apple cider, punch, and other local favorite drink concoctions. The typical spices used in this process are cloves, nutmeg, allspice, star anise, and cinnamon, plus various fruit peels like orange, apple, and lemon are also used in the process. Mulling is a fantastic way to add warmth to holiday gatherings or to add a little drinkable zest to special … [Read more...]