how to store mead

How Should You Store Mead?

Wondering how to store mead, now that you have (or are interested in starting to) enjoy it? Like wines or spirits, mead can be stored long-term and aged. Since mead is closer to wine than cider or beer, are the rules just like storing wine? There are some similarities, but there are some significant differences.… Continue reading

mead vs wine

Mead vs. Wine: What Are The Differences?

What Are The Differences Between Mead and Wine Among fermented - rather than distilled - beverages of an adult nature, those who don't like beer or cider can find themselves torn between mead vs. wine. The latter is certainly much more common in the typical grocery store...for now...but the former has its own distinctive appeal.… Continue reading

Benefits of drinking mead

Benefits of Drinking Mead

Surprising Benefits of Consuming Mead Mead is the oldest art of fermentation. The three basic ingredients of mead include honey and water which are fermented to create mead. It is commonly referred to many as honey wine and it was the first alcoholic drink to be brewed. The ancient Greeks considered mead to be a… Continue reading

mead making stages

Discover The 3 Stages Of Mead Making

Mead Making Stages Want to learn about the process, parts, and stages of mead making? They're fairly easy to learn, as there are 3 primary stages of mead making not unlike brewing beer or making wine. However, the stages are influenced by the mead-making process, which is different than making wine or beer in some… Continue reading

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7 Gifts For Mead Lovers

Best Gifts For Those Who Love Mead Shopping for people can be hard, but should it be so hard to find gifts for mead lovers? Obviously, you can just buy them mead - that will definitely make them happy. But what if you want to get them more than just a bottle? That can get a… Continue reading

what food goes with mead

What Food Goes With Mead

These Are The Best Food Pairings With Mead What sort of food pairings with mead work best, you wonder? After all, it's a wine but it's made with honey, so shouldn't that make it a dessert wine? That would be a natural assumption to make. But it would be dead wrong. Mead comes in many different… Continue reading

how to make sparkling mead

How To Make Sparkling Mead

Sparkling Mead Making Guide Home brewers: are you wondering how to make sparkling mead? Sounds like an incredibly refreshing tonic, the perfect drink for hot summer days or whenever you feel like it. (It is.) After all, fermented beverages can be carbonated or uncarbonated; it's up to the producer to determine whether or not to… Continue reading

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Help Save The Bees By Drinking Mead

Believe it or not, drinking mead is not only delicious, but it's also environmentally responsible - you're helping to save the bees. Beekeepers are the people who supply the base ingredient in mead and the past few years have not been good for honeybees, either of the wild variety or farmed. However, the burgeoning mead… Continue reading

ancient mead recipes

Recreating Ancient Mead Recipes

Mead may well be the most ancient of all alcoholic beverages, as records of ancient mead predate Western Civilization. The ancient Egyptians, ancient Indians and other civilizations from the pre-Hellenic era made and consumed meads. This has led to a modern interest in recreating ancient mead, in order to revive the tipples of ancient man.… Continue reading

mead serving temperature

What Is The Ideal Mead Temperature?

What Temperature Should Mead be Served At? Just like wine or beer, there is an ideal mead temperature...though this can vary. There's a correct serving temperature, fermentation temperature and also a correct storage temperature. There are some people who are starting to keep a mead cellar, as quality meads can age well, just like fine… Continue reading