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New: Honey Sale 2016

Honey Sale 2016

Mead (or honey wine) is the oldest alcoholic drink known to man. It is made from honey and water via fermentation with yeast.

It may be still, carbonated, or sparkling; it may be dry, semi-sweet, or sweet. Unlike beers and cider, meads (being wines) are drunk in small quantities.

This year, we’d like to try something new. In addition to our offering fresh grape juice, we’d like to offer honey (from a local honey farmer) for you to try your hand in making honey wine, better known as mead!

Mead has been found in numerous ancient cultures, from China (as early as 6500-7000 BC) to Europe (2800-1800 BC). Mead has been made (and drunk) in China, India, and Rome. It has been part of the heritage in Russia, Poland, Eastern Europe, and the Baltic states. Finally, numerous Celtic and Germanic cultures, as well as some African cultures (like Ethiopia) have enjoyed (and continue to enjoy) mead.

Interested in trying your hand at making mead?  We are currently finalizing details with our local supplier/honey farmer.  Details should be available for you after Labor day, so check back with us after September 5th.  We’ll post details on the Wines By Design web site!