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America’s Mead Renaissance

America’s Mead Renaissance

The ancient honey wine is back—in a big way. By Matt Kettmann Wine Enthusiast Magazine January 2016 Mead may have been humanity’s first alcoholic experience. Hunter-gatherers of the African savannah could’ve happened upon pools of water in hollowed-out trees that contained the fermented remains of honey-soaked beehives. Honey wine remains the most popular alcoholic beverage in Ethiopia, one of the ...

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Mead, The Vikings’ Drink, Returns

Mead, The Vikings’ Drink, Returns

By Janet Patton The Lexington Herald Leader December 25, 2015 Ever wanted to drink like a Viking? Then you’ll need mead. Fortunately for you, Kentucky author Jereme Zimmerman has the book for you: Make Mead Like a Viking: Traditional Techniques for Brewing Natural, Wild-Fermented Honey-based Wines, and Beers. An urban homesteader, Zimmerman makes mead in his home in Berea. He ...

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Intersecting trends making mead a sales phenomena

Meadow Vista Honey Wines is Kelowna's only meadery. (JOHN MCDONALD /InfoTel Multimedia)

By John McDonald InfoTel News Ltd May 09, 2015 KELOWNA, BC – So is it the current Viking craze, Game of Thrones mania or just plain old hipsters that have thrust the ancient beverage mead back into the modern world? Judie Barta isn’t exactly sure but what she does know is that she can barely keep up with demand for ...

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Meads of the Moment

1. San Francisco Mead Company California Gold; 2. Heidrun Meadery Madras Carrot Blossom; 3. Moonlight Meadery Fling; 4. Crafted Artisan Meadery Tupelo Mead; 5. Redstone Meadery Honey Wine With Juniper Berries F. Martin Ramin/The Wall Street Journal, Styling by Anne Cardenas

They may knock back a fair amount of it in Westeros, but mead has a modern side, too By: William Bostwick Oct. 3, 2014 4:26 p.m. ET The Wall Street Journal MEAD TENDS TO conjure images of Renaissance Faires and “Game of Thrones.” Yet the warehouse headquarters of San Francisco Mead Company, in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood, are markedly modern. ...

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