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Nectar of the Gods Reborn with Heartsease Hill Meadery in New York

Nectar of the gods reborn

By Carolyn Bostick
The Observer Dispatch

In ancient times, it was referred to as the nectar of the gods.

Today, mead’s rise back to popularity has caused some confusion when it comes to how it officially is classified by the FDA. Is mead similar to beer or wine, or should it be considered something entirely different?

Heartsease Hill Meadery is based in West Winfield, and since June, Sue and Joe Kappler been selling mead at the Oneida County Public Market, when they finished getting all of the necessary licensing.

Mead is one of the oldest alcoholic beverages, but until recently, the beverage that once had been the chosen drink of royalty had fallen out of favor.

“Even though it’s the oldest, it’s also the newest,” Joe Kappler said.

The story actually goes back a few years ago when hobbies of theirs intersected and they had a big idea.

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