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Old 02-18-2012, 11:58 PM   #11
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I wanted to try a commercial mead so I checked out my local World Market. I couldn't find any on the shelf so I asked an employee. He went in the back to ask the Liquor manager and she said she could take my name and number and would order some for me and call me when it was in.

I thought "yeah, right. they won't ever call". a week later she calls me up and tells me my mead is in. I head in there and pick up a bottle of Chaucers mead, reg price $11.99, on sale for $5.99!! nice! I haven't tried it yet since, funnily enough, my wife is preggers too and I wanted to sure it with her. But the little guy will be out soon enough and we'll give it a shot. Can't wait!


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I checked my Trader Joe's yesterday and they don't carry wine or mead, only beer. Sucks!


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Old 02-19-2012, 03:28 AM   #13
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$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!
Really? I feel fortunate then. Here in Indiana, we can get mead from Oliver Winery for about $6 a bottle. Haven't seen their straight mead in a while, but they have half a dozen fruit flavors (black cherry, strawberry, watermelon, passion fruit, mango, and one other that I don't recall right now).
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Mead isn't common around here unfortunately. There is a great meadery in Upstate NY, but its liked 4 hours from me and doesn't distribute. Thankfully it's near my hunting grounds so I get their stuff a few times a year.
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I wanted to try a commercial mead so I checked out my local World Market. I couldn't find any on the shelf so I asked an employee. He went in the back to ask the Liquor manager and she said she could take my name and number and would order some for me and call me when it was in.

I thought "yeah, right. they won't ever call". a week later she calls me up and tells me my mead is in. I head in there and pick up a bottle of Chaucers mead, reg price $11.99, on sale for $5.99!! nice! I haven't tried it yet since, funnily enough, my wife is preggers too and I wanted to sure it with her. But the little guy will be out soon enough and we'll give it a shot. Can't wait!
I hope you enjoy the Chaucers... My experience has been it's sulfited to death and tastes/smells like rotten eggs. Definitely not my cup of tea (or mead, as it were)

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The Chaucers I've had was better than the Redstone I've had.
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:59 AM   #17
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I hope you enjoy the Chaucers... My experience has been it's sulfited to death and tastes/smells like rotten eggs. Definitely not my cup of tea (or mead, as it were)

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Yeah, by the time I got the Chaucers, I had read some not-so-favorable reviews on here by people who had tried it. But if it's all I can get, I'll give it a shot. I'll report back with my experience.
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Mead isn't common around here unfortunately. There is a great meadery in Upstate NY, but its liked 4 hours from me and m doesn't distribute. Thankfully it's near my hunting grounds so I get their stuff a few times a year.
Are you talking about Earl Estates? I went there the last time I was in the area. I tried a bunch and left with 4 different kinds. They were all excellent!
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I don't know the name, but I don't think that's the one. I wish I knew about that one last year though when I was touring wineries in that area! The one I'm referring to is somewhere between Ithaca and Sydney.
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Congrats on the new peanut, Airborne. I know its a bit of a schlep, but you might want to call the Trader Joes in the Union Square area, they might be able to send it to the other TJ or... something.

As for Chaucers, my future m-i-l was very sweet and got me a bottle. Capers. First thing I got was this giant nose of capers. Capers don't smell as strong of capers. Ghastly. I gave it a sip and it was actually ok, though a bit sweet to my taste. I even let it sit out in the air for a while... but that big punch of capers was just too much. Dont tell my m-i-l... I wound up actually tossing it in the sink...


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