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nwaite 02-12-2012 11:42 PM

trader joe's mead?
I was at a trader joe's in Maine today an went to the wine section. I noticed they had mead... It was $12 a bottle so the wife wasn't down for me grabbing one right then. I was wondering if any one has tried it an if it was good?

Any feed back would be cool thanks.

huesmann 02-13-2012 12:43 PM

Do you recall what the brand was? I know the TJ's near me carried Chaucer's at one point.

ao125 02-13-2012 01:21 PM

Trader Joes carries mostly private-label stuff in general - but that sometimes extends to their beer and wine.

I know Unibroue, that makes La Fin Du Monde, also make Trader Joes vintage ale.

I'm guessing something similar happened with their mead.

nwaite 02-13-2012 04:07 PM

I'm not shore.... I remember the bottles were tall and skinny

onthekeg 02-13-2012 04:11 PM

I bought one a while back, but its still in the wine cooler. Its called Winehaven Stinger Mead.
Made in Chisago City, Mn.


Bugeaud 02-13-2012 04:55 PM

lol, wow, alcohol is sure cheap in the US. Here in Canada a bottle of the cheapest hard liquor is $25 (40%), and $12 is really cheap wine. And everything that comes 1 litre in the US is 750ml here in Canada! Hence why I got into homebrewing. You'd be hard pressed to find a 6 pack cans of beer for less than $10.

Airborneguy 02-13-2012 05:14 PM

$12 for mead, even if it is just decent, is a REALLY good price. I'm going to have to check my Trader Joe's now to see if they have it!

nwaite 02-13-2012 05:25 PM


Originally Posted by Airborneguy
$12 for mead, even if it is just decent, is a REALLY good price.

Ya well that's what i told my wife.... Buuut she's pregnant and can't drink so I just rather not get her going ya know... I can wait .

Airborneguy 02-13-2012 05:28 PM

I hear ya. We just found out today that we are having another girl. Best of luck!

nwaite 02-13-2012 07:30 PM

Very nice :) . We have about 3 more weeks till we know what were having. Got a boy an a girl already so ether one would be cool .

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